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Cliff Olander

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Position: Quarterback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1955-05-15) May 15, 1955 (age 60)
Place of birth: Hartford, Connecticut
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Career information
High school: Arvada (CO)
College: New Mexico State
NFL draft: 1977 / Round: 5 / Pick: 128
Career history
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As coach:
  • Irvin Rockets (1992–2005)
  • Irvin Rockets (2005–2011)
  • Career highlights and awards
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    Clifford Valmore Olander (born May 15, 1955) is a former American football quarterback who played three seasons with the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the fifth round of the 1977 NFL Draft. He played college football at New Mexico State University. Olander first attended Clear Creek High School in League City, Texas before transferring to Arvada High School in Arvada, Colorado.[1] He was also a member of the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League.

    College career

    Olander played college football for the New Mexico State Aggies. He recorded career totals of 1,307 yards and seven passing touchdowns.[2]

    Professional career

    San Diego Chargers

    Olander was selected by the San Diego Chargers with the 128th pick in the 1977 NFL Draft. He played for the Chargers from 1977 to 1979. He made his only start in a 12-7 victory over the defending Super Bowl champion Oakland Raiders on November 20, 1977.[3][4]

    New York Giants

    Olander was a member of the New York Giants from 1980 to 1981.[5]

    Edmonton Eskimos

    Olander was a member of the Edmonton Eskimos from 1982 to 1983, winning the 70th Grey Cup in 1982. He was released by the Eskimos in June 1983.[6]

    Coaching career

    Irvin High School

    Olander was offensive coordinator of the Irvin High School Rockets from 1992 to 2005. He became had coach in August 2005 and later resigned in January 2011.[7][8]

    References

    1. "CLIFF OLANDER". profootballarchives.com. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
    2. "Cliff Olander". sports-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
    3. "Oakland Raiders 7 at San Diego Chargers 12". pro-football-reference.com. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
    4. "Jack's Corner - Looking Back At Former Aggie Cliff Olander". nmstatesports.com. September 28, 2005. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
    5. "Cliff Olander". nfl.com. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
    6. Mullick, Rajeev. "HISTORY >> CFL Legends >> Matt Dunigan". cfl.ca. Retrieved May 2, 2015. 
    7. Erfort, John (August 2, 2005). "Olander begins a new era at Irvin". borderlandnews.com. Retrieved 3 May 2015. 
    8. Chavez, Felix (January 18, 2011). "Cliff Olander resigns as coach of Irvin football program". elpasotimes.com. Retrieved May 3, 2015. 

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