Chris Olave Brother: Josh And Isiah Olave- Age Gap And Family Tree

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American NFL player Chris Olave’s brothers, Josh and Isiah Olave, are proud of him for his achievements and are his biggest supporters.

From the set of three brothers, the New Orleans Saints star is the only one who is immersed in a professional football career.

Having said that, it does not change the fact that Josh and Isiah, who were collegiate football players, have an immense love for the game.

American NFL Player Chris Olave Is Wide Receiver For The Saints
American NFL Player Chris Olave Is A Wide Receiver For The Saints (Source: Instagram)

Christian Josiah Olave is an American football wide receiver who plays for the NFL’s New Orleans Saints (2022- present). 

The team picked him as 11th overall (round one) in the 2022 NFL draft. Other first-round notable picks of that draft year were Travon Walker, Aidan Hutchinson, Sauce Gardner, Charles Cross, and Garrett Wilson.

Olave made three receptions for 41 yards and a two-point conversion in his NFL debut in Week 1.

In his rookie season, he started in nine in 15 game appearances, concluding with 72 receptions for 1,042 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns.

Currently, he is on a four-year $19.2 million contract with the Saints, which he signed on May 13, 2022.

Chris Olave Brother: Josh & Isiah Olave, Their Age Gap?

The California-born NFL player is one of three children, all sons, of his parents: LaCausha and Raul Olave. He grew up with his two brothers, Isiah Olave and Josh Olave.

Born on June 27, 2000, Chris Olave is the youngest of three brothers. As of 2024, the Saints wide receiver is 23 years old.

Without the exact date of birth of Isiah and Joshua, their real-time age is not out but are allegedly in their 20s. As reported, Josh’s birthday falls on August 15.

Chris Olave With His Brothers, Isiah And Josh
Chris Olave With His Brothers, Isiah And Josh (Source: Instagram)

The Olave brothers’ age gap is not far apart but a few years. 

The eldest one, Isiah, is a couple of years senior to the NFL star. As for the age gap between Chris and Josh, it doesn’t seem much.

All three attended the same high school, East Lake High School. Isiah Olave graduated in 2014, Joshua graduated in 2017 & & Chris was the class of 2018.

They are very close and often share pictures of them on family moments & vacations. They’ve been pillars of support for each other.

In October 2023, when the Kenner Police Department arrested Chris on the charge of reckless driving, his brother Josh came to his defense via a Twitter post.

However, some views commented with a backlash to Josh for not addressing the violation of traffic rules.

Chris Olave’ Brothers Competed In Collegiate Football

The only Olave brother to land a deal in the NFL is Chris, while his brothers played football up to the collegiatee level only.

Isiah, the eldest brother, enrolled at the University of California, Davis, in 2014 and played through 2018.

The most-highlighted season was his senior season with the UC Davis Aggies. He made 66 tackles (including 37 solos), the third-highest among all Aggies. He was the recipient of the Captain’s Award.

After his college graduation, he didn’t get in the NFL draft while his update on his career is not out.

A Throwback Picture Of Chris, Isiah And Josh Olave
A Throwback Picture Of Chris, Isiah, And Josh Olave (Source: Instagram)

On the other, Josh played three seasons at Azusa Pacific University (2017-19), where he became All-GNAC Second Team defense and GNAC All-Academic honoree.

In December 2020, he transferred to Weber State University and played as a cornerback for a season. He led the Wildcats to a fourth straight Big Sky Championship with a 20-15 victory over Idaho State.

In an epic win over Northern Arizona with a 50-yard ‘Hail Mary’ pass, he made three tackles (two solo tackles).

Family Tree Of Christian Olave: Parents And Ethnicity

Olave is an American by nationality with a mixed ethnic background. His father, Raul, is of Cuban descent while his mother, LaCusha, has African-American roots.

His childhood was surrounded by financial insecurities as his parents were living paycheck to paycheck.

Olave With His Father
Olave With His Father (Source: Instagram)

The NFL star’s dad did a night shift job for two decades to bring to the table, while his mom did two jobs.

Now, the scenario has changed and the family seemingly has a quality lifestyle. It seems convincing given that their son Chris earns millions of dollars per season.

Isiah Olave Is A Father Of One

Currently, Olave’s eldest brother Isiah is in a relationship with his partner Marcela Mendez, a fellow graduate of UC Davis. They share a son named Josiah.

She serves as an account executive at Division-D (2022- present).

Krishna Pandey
Krishna Pandey

Krishna Pandey

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