Former Irmo quarterback David Olson who received just a few snaps in his onseason at Clemson in 2014 has signed with the Baltimore Ravens. The news was first reported by Ian Rapaport from the NFL Network.
Olson was playing in an indoor football league when the Ravens reached out to Olson who was at Stanford before finishing up his career at Clemson.. While at Stanford, he played under Jim Harbaugh who gave his brother John a solid reference for Olson who now finds himself on an NFL roster.
He worked out for the team on Thursday and impressed the coaches who offered him a contract. Olson is scheduled to work out for the Ravens on Friday.
With Joe Flacco currently sidelined with a back injury, the Ravens were looking for some help at the position, opening the door for Olson who saw limited snaps at Stanford and Clemson. In his only season with the Tigers, he played behind Cole Stoudt, Deshaun Watson and Nick Schuessler.
He saw action against S.C. State, Georgia State and Oklahoma. The Tigers finished 10-3 and capped off the season with a 40-6 win over the Sooners in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
When he joined Clemson in 2014, head coach Dabo Swinney was impressed with the way Olson was able to pick up the terminology of the Tigers' offense. He also was engaged during games as he helped then offensive-coordinator Chad Morris signal in plays. Now his football career has taken a dramatic turn with his signing with the Ravens.