#36 Gunner Olszewski
|HOMETOWN||Alvin, Texas (Alvin HS)|
2017 (Jr): Named to the NSIC North Division All-Conference First Team Defense as well as the All-NSIC Second Team Special Teams... Played in all 11 games for the Beavers while finishing second on the team with 67 tackles including 3 for a loss and 1 sack... Led the team with 7 pass break-ups and also had 1 interception... Returned 16 punts for 168 yards (an average of 10.5 yards per return) as well as 8 kickoffs for 188 yards (23.5 yards per return).
2016 (So): Selected to the 2016 Lindy's Sports Magazine All-Division II Second Team and Football Gameplan's 2016 Preseason All-American Team... Played in 11 games totaling 95 tackles (55 solo and 40 assisted)... Totaled 3 interceptions on the season and 10 broken up passes... Set a career highs in tackles with 17 vs Upper Iowa (Sept. 01), punt returns with 7 vs Minnesota Crookston (Nov. 12), punt return yards (194) vs Minnesota Crookston (Nov. 12) and punt return long (72 yards) vs Minnesota Crookston (Nov. 12)... Totaled 274 all-purpose yards and 277 punt return yards... Broke the Bemidji State University football single-game punt return yardage record by 40 yards and returned one punt for a touchdown vs Minnesota Crookston (Nov. 12)... Played in the 2016 Mineral Water Bowl game where the Beavers beat Washburn 36-23, being the first team in program history to win a post-season game... Named CCA All-Super Region Three Second Team Defense, All NSIC First-Team Defense, NSIC Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 6), and NSIC Special Team Player of the Week (Nov. 14).
2015 (Fr): Named to the 2015 NSIC North Division All-Conference First Team Defense as a true freshman... NSIC Newcomer of the Year... Played in all 11 games… Totaled 24 punt returns for 209 yards and ended the season with 264 all-purpose yards… On defense he recorded 85 total tackles, 56 of which were solo… Broke up five passes… Recorded one forced fumble and seven interceptions for a total of 55 yards and one touchdown… Recorded a career high three interceptions in a single game at Minot State (Oct. 31)… Was named NSIC Defensive Player of the Week (11/2/15) and D2Football.com Defensvie Player of the Week (11/4/15).
Prior to BSU: Was a two-sport athlete, earning two varsity letters in both football and baseball…Two-time First-Team all-district safety and holds the school record in tackles in a season (150) as well as career tackles (270) and career interceptions (7)…As a senior Olszewski forced six fumbles and returned three punts for touchdowns.
Personal: Born Nov. 26, 1996…Son of Eric and Collette Olszewski…In high school, he was on the academic honor roll…Undecided on an academic major at BSU…Father, Eric, was a minor league baseball pitcher for the Atlanta Braves organization.
Career Highs: Total Tackles: 17 vs Upper Iowa (9/1/16); Solo Tackles: 9 (x3) last at University of Minnesota Duluth (10/22/16); Assisted: 8 vs Upper Iowa (9/1/16); TFL: 2.0 (2x) last at Minot State (10/31/15); Sacks: 1 vs St. Cloud State (11/4/17); Forced Fumbles: 1 (x2) last vs St. Cloud State (11/4/17); Fumble Recovery: 1 vs Upper Iowa (9/1/16); PBU: 3 (x2) last vs Concordia- St. Paul (9/9/17); Interceptions: 3 at Minot State (10/31/15); Defensive Touchdowns: 1 vs U-Mary (10/3/15); Punt Returns: 7 vs Minnesota Crookston(11/12/16); Punt Return Yards: 194 vs Minnesota Crookston (11/12/16); Punt Return Long: 72 vs Minnesota Crookston (11/12/16); Kick Return: 2 (x2) last vs St. Cloud State (11/4/17); Kick Return Yards: 46 vs St. Cloud State (11/4/17); Kick Return Long: 33 vs St. Cloud State (11/4/17); Rushing Attempts: 1 at MSU Moorhead (11/11/17); Rushing Yards: -1 at MSU Moorhead (11/11/17).