DITR: DT/DE Jordan Olson, Folsom High School

At Folsom Junior High in the heart of Louisiana, a young football player is making waves. Introducing Jordan Olson, a talented player on the rise to gridiron success. Olson, who stands 6’1″ and weighs 245 pounds, is an intimidating competitor on both sides of the ball.

Olson has played football for ten years, so he adds a level of experience to every game. With 6 sacks and 2 forced fumbles in his most recent season, his amazing stats from the field speak for themselves. Olson’s strength and athleticism are impressive, but what really makes him stand out is his unwavering commitment to the game and his intense passion for it.

Olson has worked extremely hard and been very dedicated to football. Years of practice and technique have allowed him to become the best player he can be, and he has used this to perfect his skills. 

Olson’s chance to compete on three separate travel teams and represent them was one of his most memorable experiences. One of his greatest achievements, which spoke to his skill and perseverance on the field, was winning the famous King of the Coast game.

Olson is a versatile player, but his position as a defensive end is what really excites him about the game. When he’s bringing down the quarterback and stopping plays in the backfield with skill and determination, is his favorite. Football is more than just a game to Olson; it’s an opportunity to strive for greatness, to push himself to the limit, and to give it his all on the field.

As he prepares for the upcoming season, Olson focuses on raising the bar even higher. Jordan Olson is proving that he’s not just a rising star—he’s a force to be reckoned with in Louisiana junior high football.

How did you get started in football, and what inspired you to play the sport?

My uncle inspired me to play at around age 7. He helped me get the passion to play.

Can you share a memorable moment or game that stands out in your football career so far?

The game against Newman because we had a big victory and I got to play on the field that Peyton Manning played on.

What positions do you enjoy playing the most, and why?

DE. I love pursing the quarterback and blowing up plays in the back field.

How do you balance schoolwork and football during the season?

There is no balance. I learned over time that school always come first.

What aspects of your game do you feel you have improved upon the most since you started playing?

Technique and power.

What are your individual goals for the upcoming football season?

Win the season, fill up STAT sheet, and become the team captain.

Are there any professional football players you look up to, and if so, why? 

My uncle who was an all district defensive end at Covington High School part of the 13 and 1 senior team in 2017.

How do you stay motivated during practices and training sessions, especially when facing tough drills or exercises?

I just have to push myself in tough times and situations.

What advice would you give to other young players? 

If they are willing to put in hard work it is a very rewarding sport.

Aside from football, what is an interesting fact about you? 

I am a very active person when it comes to working out and hitting the gym.

Which college would you most like to play for? 

Southeastern, LSU, Arizona State University, and University of Oregon

What are your biggest strengths on the field? 

Determination, technique, and training

How has playing football impacted other areas of your life, such as academics and personal life?

Work hard with a positive attitude no matter the situation.

How was the Gridiron Camp?

To actually go against tougher competition and other ways to use your hand.