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Greg Olsen

Greg Olsen is a football sportscaster and former NFL player from the United States.  Moreover, Greg Olsen has played as a tight-end player for several franchise clubs such as  Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers, Seattle Seahawks, and so on.

Early Life and Childhood

Gregory Walter Olsen best known as Greg Olsen was born on the 11th of March 1985, in Paterson, New Jersey, in the United States of America.

According to his birth date, he is 37 years old and holds American nationality. Moreover, he has a birth sign of Pisces and he believes in Christianity.

He is the son of Chris Olsen Sr. (father) and Susan Olsen (mother). His father was a basketball and football coach and also trained Greg.

He has two brothers whose names are Chris Olsen Jr. and Kevin Olsen. His both brothers are football players professionally.

Education

Talking about his academic career, he studied at Wayne Hills High School. Later, he enrolled at the  University of Notre Dame but later shifted to the University of Miami in 2003 and majored in criminology.

He was a member of the Hurricanes scout team. He did, however, suffer a shoulder injury and was redshirted.

Later, in his second season in 2005, he was named the Miami Hurricanes’ starter. He has 87 catches for 1215 yards and six touchdowns throughout his college career.

Net Worth 2023

He has earned a huge sum of money in his professional career as a former NFL player and broadcaster. Greg has a net worth of around $16 million and he has not disclosed his income and salary in public.

Relationship Status

On 21st March 2009, he married his longtime girlfriend, Kara Dooley. With the marriage, the couple welcomed their first son, Tate Christian Olsen in June 2011.

Moreover, the couple has twins child born in October 2012 named Talbot and Trent Jerry(T.J). T.J. was born with hypoplastic left heart syndrome, a rare congenital cardiac disease.

Greg Olsen

Caption: Greg Olsen with his wife, Kara Dooley in a marriage ceremony (Source: Instagram)

Greg played joined the University of Miami’s rap group in 2003. According to several reports, he was made fun of by the media for his membership in the group.

He, therefore, received a nationwide disgrace for their rude and sexually filthy songs.

Moreover, he afterward expressed regret for his behavior and said he had moved on. Other than that, he has not yet been linked to any contentious issues or rumors.

Professional career

Chicago Bears

Professionally, Greg Olsen began his debut after The Chicago Bears picked him in the first round as the 31st overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft.

This player signed a five-year deal with the club. On September 23, 2007, he made his NFL debut against the Dallas Cowboys, catching two passes in his first game in 28 years.

The athlete had 38 receptions for 391 yards and two touchdowns toward the end of the season.

He started seven of the League’s 16 games during the second season, pulling in 54 passes for 574 yards and five touchdowns.

He was named the Bears Player of the Year by Chicago’s Comcast SportsNet for his outstanding performance. In comparison to his 2008 and 2009 seasons, his performance dropped.

There were just 41 receptions for 404 yards and five touchdowns by the football player. He participated in the Seattle Seahawks’ first playoff victory of 2011 for his team.

Carolina Panthers

On July 28, 2011, he was traded to the Carolina Panthers for a third-round draft pick. He pulled in 69 passes for 843 receiving yards and 5 touchdowns.

Moreover, he had 73 catches for 816 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns the next season in 2013. He participated in the Panthers’ 2014, 2015, 2016, 2017, and 2018 seasons.

Likewise, on March 5, 2015, he agreed to a three-year agreement with Carolina for $22.5 million. It includes a $12 million signing bonus and a $7.5 million average annual pay.

He was notably important to the Panthers in 2015, when Kelvin Benjamin, the team’s top wide receiver, suffered an ACL injury and was sidelined for the whole season.

In week 2 of the 2017 season, he left the game against the Buffalo Bills due to a foot injury.

Similarly, he extended his deal with the same franchise in 2018 for an additional $17.1 million, with a maximum value of $20.1 million.

In the 2019 season, he ended with 52 catches for 597 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. After nine seasons, the Panthers soon released him.

Seattle Seahawks

On February 18, 2020, he signed a $7 million, one-year contract with the Seattle Seahawks. In Week 1’s game with the Atlanta Falcons, he made his new club debut.

Sadly, he often had to deal with injuries. He was ultimately released from the team on March 4, 2021.

On January 24, 2021, he announced his retirement from tournament matches and began working as a full-time broadcaster for Fox Sports.

On March 11, 2021, he signed a one-day deal with the Carolina Panthers, allowing him to leave the club.

Greg Olsen

Caption: Greg Olsen (Source: Instagram)

Greg Olsen – Awards 2022

As a former NFL player and sportscaster, he has earned a decent sum of money. He has earned 2× Second-team All-Pro (2015, 2016), 3× Pro Bowl (2014–2016), and PFWA All-Rookie Team (2007).

Greg Olsen – Body Measurements 2022

Greg Olsen stands 6 feet 5 inches tall and weighs around 116 kg. Moreover, this man has blue eyes with blonde hair color and his hand size is 10.50 inches whereas his arm length is 10.15 inches.

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Caption: Greg Olsen during a match (Source: Instagram)

Social Media

On his Instagram, there are more than 408k followers. Likewise, there are more than 505.3k followers on Twitter and more than 951k followers on Facebook.