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Jimmies add to line depth

Jacob Olson of Grand Forks Red River, Ty Myron of Thompson, N.D., and Ryan Butterfield from Calgary, Alberta, have signed with the Jimmie football team.

Olson, a 6-foot-1, 275-pound offensive lineman, helped the Roughriders to nearly 3,000 passing yards and 2,400 yards on the ground. He received the Man in the Arena award.

“Jake is a young man who will fight you on every down. He loves to play and will compete down in and down out,” Jimmie coach Shawn Frank said. “We wanted to add depth and talent to our offensive line, and Jake is another player who will provide that.

“He is a very engaging young man that is a great fit for our campus and institution.”

The son of Tim and Carol Olson, he plans to study nursing.

Myron, a 5-9, 160-pound running back, gained 1,540 yards for the Tommies and was named the team’s MVP.

“When we evaluated Ty, the thing that stood out to us was his love for competition and his ability to fight. He gained a lot of yards after contact. His ability to make plays and do a variety of things offensively quickly drew us, as a staff, to Ty, another quality young man who fits very well with our vision as an institution and program,” Frank said.

“The son of Tim and Char Myron, he plans to study pre-pharmacy.

Butterfield goes 6-foot, 265 pounds and is another offensive lineman added to the mix. He was named the top offensive lineman at Lord Beaverbrook High School.

“Experience snapping from the shotgun was an added bonus when we evaluated Ryan. We feel his best football is ahead of him and we look forward to watching him develop into a quality player,” Frank said. “Ryan will compete every down, which is something we value.”

The son of Blair and Jody Butterfield, he plans to study secondary education.