Shane Olivea Death : Former Ohio State offensive lineman dies at age 40.

By | March 3, 2022

Former Ohio State offensive lineman Shane Olivea, a starter on the Buckeyes’ 2002 national championship team, has died at age 40.

Olivea was a three-year starter for Ohio State and earned All-Big-Ten honors twice during his collegiate career. He was drafted into the NFL in the 7th round of the 2004 NFL Draft by the San Diego Chargers.
Since being drafted in 2004, Olivea started 31 of 32 games in 2 seasons for the Chargers. In August 2006, The Chargers rewarded Olivea with a 6-year, $20 million extension.
The deal made him the sixth highest-paid right tackle in the NFL at the time. Due to his performance and his low draft position, Olivea was considered to be a draft steal.
On February 28, 2008, Olivea was released by the Chargers due to a missed drug test following a previous failed drug test. Olivea tested positive for pain medication. He entered drug rehab and successfully beat his addiction to pain killers. He was subsequently signed by the Giants in 2008 but a back injury ended his career prematurely.

Who was Shane Olivea

Shane Olivea was an American football offensive tackle. He was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the seventh round of the 2004 NFL Draft. He played college football at Ohio State. Olivea was also a member of the New York Giants, Florida Tuskers and Virginia Destroyers. Wikipedia
Born: October 7, 1981, Cedarhurst, NY
Died: March 3, 2022
Height: 6′ 4″
Weight: 312 lbs
Career start: 2003
Education: The Ohio State University, Lawrence High School

Shane Olivea Cause of Death.

Shane Olivea, a former NFL tackle, passed away at the age of 40 on March 2nd from undisclosed causes.

Condolences – Comments and Reactions.

Tributes and condolence messages are pouring in on social media to honor the life and legacy of the deceased.

Reacting to the news of Byron Ox Mitchell wrote 

RIP Bro! You will be missed… it’s sad to hear you went so soon. No more Trump 2024 messages or comments from you anymore. Last time we spoke you told me you was loving Arizona, and that you were getting in shape to maybe do some cage fighting. I don’t know if you were serious or joking but I would’ve like to see you in action. From pee wee league to high school, it was a blessing to have you blocking for me. RIP Shane Olivea and prayers going up for your the Olivea family.

Jovan Greenhill wrote 

Rest easy to a Long Beach legend Shane Olivea Very sad to hear the news of his passing. I had the great fortune of competing against, as well as playing with this phenomenal talent. I remember as a youth in baseball, I struck him out to end an inning, then hit a homerun off of him the very next at bat. I was super excited at the accomplishment only to realize I was 2 years older than him. Shane was stud….I was always proud to say I was teammates with an NFL player and I’m sure the rest of us who knew him would repeat the same sentiment.

Isaac Ceo Msp Mitchell said 

Damn this is crazy from pop Warner all the way through high school he was hands-down definitely one of the best teammates I had the honor of playing with he was always smiling and laugh and full of fun. Every time we talked even recently he always showed love and had jokes at the same time definitely was full of joy RIP Bro for LIFE Shane Olivea



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