Saturday, September 19, 2009

Day 1: Millie Olawale '10

Olawale's big TD over Dartmouth last season

And so my "100 players in 100 Days" profiles end with tomorrow night's starting quarterback for the Lions, Millie Olawale.

Millie burst onto the scene on a sunny day in October, 2006 when he replaced Craig Hormann '08 in the third quarter against Dartmouth and immediately brought new life to the Lions in that game.

While Columbia went on to lose that game, the frosh Olawale was able to showcase his incredible speed and athleticism.

Two years later, on the same field against the same Big Green team from Dartmouth, Olawale relieved starter Shane Kelly '10, and sparked the team to a 21-13 win, their first of the season.

Olawale has shown all the tools to be a great quarterback. He has great speed and instincts as a runner, a very powerful arm, and the confidence and easy-going manner to be a team leader.

Tomorrow night, we'll start to learn whether he's been able to put all those tools together and became an All Ivy-caliber player.

If he does, the sky's the limit for the 2009 Lions.


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