Alden opened his Golden Eagle career as a cornerback in 2008,
then made the move to wide receiver in 2009 spring
drills...suffered a broken leg in spring drills but worked hard all
summer in rehab and was able to return to the field in the
fall...was an effective inside receiver in his first season at the
position, and now heads into the 2010 campaign as the starter.
AT TECH -- (In 2009): Alden was on the field in all 11 contests as a sophomore despite the spring injury...caught 11 passes for 151 yards and three touchdowns...grabbed a 53-yard touchdown pass in the season opener, his first game at his new position...had two catches for 36 yards including a touchdown at Eastern Illinois...grabbed three passes for 14 yards and scored another TD in the season finale against Murray State.
(In 2008): As a cornerback, Alden saw action in all 12 games and made 23 total tackles...had 14 solo tackles, including seven in the game at Western Michigan...had four tackles against Eastern Illinois in his final game on defense.
HIGH SCHOOL: A two-way standout at Sycamore High School in Cincinnati, Alden was named team captain and voted first-team All-Greater Miami Conference...on defense, he had 68 total tackles with nine passes defended and four interceptions...on offense, he had 75 carries for 458 yards and four touchdowns...during his junior season, he had 52 tackles and one interception, and was named second-team all-conference...also a two-year letterman on the lacrosse team.
PERSONAL: The son of Alvert and Karla Olverson...full name is Alden Kartell Olverson...birthdate is November 23, 1989...majoring in general management.