The Indianapolis Colts have grabbed former BYU and SUU QB Ammon Olsen who went undrafted. While he did not receive and undrafted free agent contract, he has been invited to a mini-camp invite. Southern Utah University head coach, Demario Warren tweeted out the news Sunday night. Ammon's agent confirmed it was a tryout invite via Senior Writer at Deseret News, Brandon Judd.
Olsen had several strong seasons for the Thunderbirds after transferring to SUU from BYU completing 59.6 percent of his passes for 3,344 yards with 26 touchdowns and eight interceptions as a senior. He also completed 63.3 percent of his passes for 3,049 yards and 21 touchdowns in his junior season with SUU.
While he did not earn a ton of pre-draft praise, he did receive some looks based on his good NFL frame, (6-foot-3, 220 pounds), strong arm, and a good performance at the NFLPA Bowl where he went 7 of 13 for 71 yards.
Olsen started his collegiate career at Southern Utah before serving a church mission in Mexico. While there he was offered a scholarship by BYU and ended up transferring to the Y. After losing playing time to Taysom Hill, Olsen decided to transfer back to SUU where he earned the starting job again.
Olsen participated at BYU's Pro Day. Here are his results:
- 40-yard dash - 4.97 seconds
- Vertical jump - 28.5 inches
- Broad jump - 9-foot-2
- 20-yard shuttle - 4.50 seconds
- 3-cone drill - 7.31 seconds
Like most undrafted free agents (especially quarterbacks), Olsen will have a battle a head of him just to make a team. He'll likely be fighting for the final QB spot on the Colts' roster or a spot on a practice squad. If that doesn't work out for him hopefully he catches the eye of another NFL team or possibly a team from the CFL.
There isn't a lot of video on the web on Olsen at SUU, but there are a few clips of him in this video: