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Greg Olsen

Birthday, Height, Age, Net Worth, Biography & Facts

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Greg Olsen’s Birthday Highlights

Birth Name

Greg Olsen

Place Of Birth

New Jersey, USA

Age

37 years old

Birth Date

March 11, 1985

Star Sign

Aquarius

Greg Olsen Facts

Child Star?

No

Occupation

American Football Player

Education & Qualifications

Wayne Hills High School

Net Worth

$16 million

Current Partner

Kara Dooley

Children

Tate Christian Olsen, Talbot Olsen, Trent Jerry Olsen

Parents

Chris Olsen, Susan Olsen

Siblings

Kevin Olsen, Chris Olsen Jr.

Height

2m (6'4"")

Nationality

American

Chinese Year

Year of the Ox

About Greg Olsen 

Greg Olsen has a zodiac sign of Pisces.

The name of the father of Greg Olsen is Chris Olsen, and that of his mother is Susan Olsen. His siblings include Kevin Olsen and Chris Olsen Jr.

The brothers with which Greg Olsen grew up were both football players. Chris Olsen Jr. played for the University of Virginia as a quarterback, while Kevin represented the same university as his brother Greg.

Net Worth, Earnings & Spending Habits

What is Greg Olsen's net worth?

According to the media sources, the net worth of Greg Olsen is $50 million.

How much does Greg Olsen earn per year?

The annual income of Greg Olsen is not known to any media sources.

Height, Age & Physical Attributes

How tall is Greg Olsen?

Greg Olsen is very well built, with a height of 6ft 5in (196 cm) and a weight of 255 lb (116kg ).

How old is Greg Olsen?

Born on March 11, 1985, as of now, Greg Olsen is 37 years old.

Childhood And Education

Greg Olsen was born in Wayne, New Jersey, and graduated from the Wayne Hills High School. While he was in his senior year, he was selected among the three finalists for the Gatorade Player of the Year Award.

Although he started his college at the University of Notre Dame in 2003, he was transferred as a freshman to the University of Miami

Family, Romance, And Relationships

Who is Greg Olsen's partner?

Greg Olsen is married to his longtime girlfriend, Kara Dooley, who used to study at the same University of Miami as Greg. They got married in 2009 in Palm Beach, Florida, and their wedding was graced by several NFL stars like Devin Hester and Brian Urlacher.

The couple was blessed with their first child in 2011, Tate Christian Olsen, and then again in 2012, they had twins Talbot Olsen and Trent Jerry Olsen.

Career And Professional Highlights

Best Known For…

In 2016 Greg Olsen created history by becoming the first tight end player to complete 1000 yards for consecutive three seasons. He became the prime tight end player to receive most receptions and hold the record of receiving in a single season by a tight end which is 1014 yards. Also, he is ranked number seven in NFL history in the category of the tight end position and holds the number six position in the all-time receptions category.

His school and college career had an impressive record with 73 receptions for 1474 yards and twenty-seven touchdowns in school while 87 receptions for 1215 yards and six touchdowns in college.

In the 2007 National Football League draft, Greg Olsen was picked up by the Chicago Bears in the first round, and they offered him a five-year deal in the same year. He made his official debut against the Dallas Cowboys and contributed generously to his team finishing the season with 39 receptions for 391 yards and two touchdowns. In 2009 when Jay Cutler arrived from Denver Bronchos, Greg Olsen formed a great partnership with him, and together they made 60 receptions for 612 yards. More success came for him when he helped Chicago Bears to win the playoff against Seattle Seahawks.

Greg Olsen spent nine seasons with the Carolina Panthers from 2011 to 2019. He made 45 receptions for 540 yards and five touchdowns in his first season. Consecutive good performances for two seasons for Carolina Panthers led them to offer him a massive deal with a fee of $22.5, which included a considerable bonus amount and a whopping yearly salary of $7.5 million.

In the 2017 season, while playing against the Buffalo Bills, he left the field with an injury and was later found that his foot was broken, but in the same year, he served as an analyst for Fox Sports in the Vikings vs. Rams match. Before he was adequately healed, he played against the New York Jets in the Meadowlands Stadium and could not finish the game and was taken out. In the final season for the Carolina Panthers, Greg Olsen made 597 receiving yards and two touchdowns.

Greg Olsen signed for the Seattle Seahawks in 2020 for a whopping amount of $7 million. He debuted against the Atlanta Falcons and contributed with four passes for 24 receiving yards helping his team win the game. They released him in 2021.

Greg Olsen announced his retirement on January 24, 2021, and decided to join Fox Sports as a professional and full-time broadcaster. Interestingly the Panthers star was signed by the Carolina Panthers for a one-day contract so that he would retire as a Panthers player.

Charity Work

Greg Olsen's mother is an 11-year cancer survivor, and this became his inspiration to open the Receptions For Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation in 2009. It funds for educational purposes and arranges a fundraising event every year, the Kicks for a Cure Kickball Tournament, held in Grant Park, Chicago. Many people participate in this competition and help the effort to raise money for cancer research.

In 2019 The Olsen family gifted $2.5 million through the Receptions For Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation to The HEARTest Yard Congenital Heart Center, situated just adjacent to the Levine Children's Hospital.

What awards has Greg Olsen won?

Greg Olsen had a great successful career and is the recipient of several awards, which include:

The Bear's Player of the Year Award in 2009 was given to him by Comcast SportsNet.

Selected as the second alternate for the 2009 Pro Bowl.

He won three Pro Bowl Awards consecutively with the Panthers in 2014, 2015, and 2016.

Greg Olsen won the Second-Team All-Pro Award in 2015 and 2016.

Greg Olsen's Hobbies And Interests

While in school, Greg Olsen was very fond of playing basketball and football under his father.

Other Interesting Greg Olsen Facts And Trivia

• Greg Olsen owns several luxurious cars, including a 1969 Camaro, Wrangler Jeep, Dodge Ram, Ford, and many more.

• The American Football player owns The Olsen House in Cushing, Maine. He also made quite a profit from selling his Waxhaw House for $1,699,950 in 2016, which he bought for $1,150,000 in 2012.

• Trent Jerry, his youngest son, was born with a rare heart condition called hypoplastic left heart syndrome and underwent a successful heart transplant in 2021.
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