|No. 20, 11|
|Date of birth:May 15, 1955|
|Place of birth: Hartford, Connecticut|
|College: New Mexico State|
|NFL Draft: 1977 / Round: 5 / Pick: 128|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
| As player:|
* San Diego Chargers ( 1977– 1979)
| As coach:|
* Irvin High School (1992–2005)
|Career highlights and awards|
|* Grey Cup champion (1982)|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
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 (NFL). He was drafted by the Chargers in the fifth round of the 1977 NFL Draft. He played college football at New Mexico State University. He was also a member of the Edmonton Eskimos of the Canadian Football League (CFL).
Early years and college career
Olander was selected by the San Diego Chargers of the NFL 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. Olander was a member of the NFL's New York Giants from 1980 to 1981. He was a member of the Edmonton Eskimos of the CFL from 1982 to 1983, winning the 70th Grey Cup in 1982. He was released by the Eskimos in June 1983.
In January 1984, the Michigan Panthers of the United States Football League (USFL) traded Ken Bungarda to the Arizona Wranglers for the rights to Olander. In February 1984, he was released by the Panthers and signed by the Oklahoma Outlaws.
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