April 26, 2009
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IOWA CITY, Iowa — Sure. Steady. Reliable.
That’s what the Denver Broncos got when they selected Seth Olsen Sunday in the fourth round of the 2009 NFL Draft.
A fixture on the offensive line of the University of Iowa football team for the past three seasons, Olsen became the third member of the UI team that put a knot on the head of South Carolina last New Year’s Day in the 2009 Outback Bowl when he was chosen as the 132nd player overall by the Broncos.
The 6-foot-5, 300-pound native of Omaha, Neb., was named to three different All-America teams and was a unanimous first-team all-Big Ten selection after the 2008 season when Iowa enjoyed tremendous success on offense, thanks in great measure to a consistently productive offensive line. It was a year that capped a steady if not spectacular career for Olsen, who came to the UI after a brilliant career at Millard North High School that included 36 wins and one state championship in his three seasons as a starter.
Olsen joins running back Shonn Greene and cornerback Bradley Fletcher as Hawkeyes who were selected in the 2009 NFL Draft. Greene was taken with the first pick of the third round (No. 65 overall) and Fletcher followed as pick No. 66.
This is the second time an Iowa player has been drafted by the Broncos in the past nine seasons. Former Hawkeye wide receiver Kevin Kasper was taken in the sixth round by Denver in 2001.
HAWKEYES DRAFTED DURING THE FERENTZ ERA
|2009 NFL Draft|
|Round 3||Shonn Greene||New York Jets||Running back|
|Round 3||Bradley Fletcher||St. Louis||Defensive back|
|Round 4||Seth Olsen||Denver||Offensive line|
|2008 NFL Draft|
|Round 3||Charles Godfrey||Carolina||Defensive back|
|Round 4||Kenny Iwebema||Arizona||Defensive end|
|Round 6||Mike Humpal||Pittsburgh||Linebacker|
|2007 NFL Draft|
|Round 3||Marshal Yanda||Baltimore||Offensive line|
|Round 4||Scott Chandler||San Diego||Tight end|
|Round 7||Mike Elgin||New England||Offensive line|
|2006 NFL Draft|
|Round 1||Chad Greenway||Minnesota||Linebacker|
|Round 3||Abdul Hodge||Green Bay||Linebacker|
|2005 NFL Draft|
|Round 2||Matt Roth||Miami||Defensive end|
|Round 2||Jonathan Babineaux||Atlanta||Defensive line|
|Round 4||Sean Considine||Philadelphia||Defensive back|
|Round 6||Tony Jackson||Seattle||Tight end|
|Round 6||Pete McMahon||Oakland||Offensive line|
|2004 NFL Draft|
|Round 1||Robert Gallery||Oakland||Offensive line|
|Round 2||Bob Sanders||Indianapolis||Defensive back|
|Round 3||Nate Kaeding||San Diego||Place kicker|
|Round 7||Jared Clauss||Tennessee||Defensive line|
|Round 7||Erik Jensen||St. Louis||Tight end|
|2003 NFL Draft|
|Round 1||Dallas Clark||Indianapolis||Tight end|
|Round 2||Eric Steinbach||Cincinnati||Offensive line|
|Round 2||Bruce Nelson||Carolina||Center|
|Round 5||Derek Pagel||New York Jets||Defensive back|
|Round 5||Ben Sobieski||Buffalo||Offensive line|
|2002 NFL Draft|
|Round 2||Ladell Betts||Washington||Running back|
|Round 5||Aaron Kampman||Green Bay||Defensive line|
|Round 6||Kahlil Hill||Atlanta||Wide receiver|
|2001 NFL Draft|
|Round 6||Kevin Kasper||Denver||Wide receiver|
|2000 NFL Draft|
|Round 5||Austin Wheatley||New Orleans||Tight end|
|Round 6||Matt Bowen||St. Louis||Defensive back|