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Utah State Football Legend Phil Olsen on College Football Hall of Fame Ballot

A three year letter winner and a 1969 consensus first-team All-American Phil Olsen is one of the greatest Aggies ever.

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Following Phil Olsen's senior season at Utah State, the native of Logan, Utah, was drafted in the first round (fourth overall) of the 1970 NFL draft by the Boston Patriots. Olsen went on to play seven seasons in the NFL, including one year with the Patriots, four with the Los Angeles Rams and two with the Denver Broncos.

Olsen lettered three years for the Aggies from 1967-69 and was a 1969 consensus first-team All-American. During his time with the Aggies, USU compiled a 17-12-1 mark.

Olsen is a member of the Utah Sports Hall of Fame (inducted in 1985), USU's All-Century Football Team and Utah State's Hall of Fame (inducted in 1994).

Three former Aggies are in the College Football Hall of Fame in Merlin Olsen, E.L. "Dick" Romney and John Ralston.

The announcement of the 2016 Hall of Fame Class will be made the Friday before the college football playoff championship game in Scottsdale, Arizona.