Greg Olsen Biography

Biography by Published on Updated on 17 Mar, 2017
Facts of Greg Olsen
Date of Birth: 1985 , March-11
Age: 35 years old
Birth Nation: United States of America
Height: 6 Feet 5 Inch
Name Greg Olsen
Birth Name Gregory Walter Olsen
Profession Football tight end
Working For NFL Draf
Net Worth $10 million
Salary $7.5 million annualy
Weight in KG 116 kg
Married Yes
Married to Kara Dooley (m. 2009)
Children Talbot Olsen, T.J. Olsen, Tate Olsen
Education University of Miami
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Synopsis

Greg Olsen is a footballer who used to play college football for the University of Miami and then in the first round of 2007 NFL Draft; he got drafted by Chicago Bears. At present Greg Olsen plays professional football from the tight end for Carolina Panthers of the National Football League (NFL).

Early Life and Education

Greg Olsen was born on 11th  March 1985 in Paterson, New Jersey in the United States of America. He is an American by nationality, white American by ethnicity and Christian by religion. 

Greg Olsen got his early education at Wayne Hills High School, Wayne, New Jersey. He was involved in different sports like Basketball and football under his father Chris Olsen, Sr. He was involved in sporting activities from a young age.

Career

Greg Olsen was the Gatorade Player of the Year finalist when he was at high school. He was also the USA Today First-Team All-American as a senior in the year 2002.

Greg Olsen played for the Chicago Bears from 2007 till 2010. He is currently playing for the Carolina Panthers from the year 2011. In the year 2012-13, Greg Olsen got selected to the USA Today All-Joe Team.

In 2014-15 Greg Olsen made it to the Pro Bowl selection. In 2014, he was a Second-team All-Pro, and in 2015 he became the Pro Football Focus All-Pro. In 2015, he won the Ed Block Courage Award, and he is a PFWA All-NFC selection for two times.

Greg Olsen played along with other teammates including Jonathan Stewart, Luke Kuechly for Carolina Panthers. He got signed to Panthers in 2015 as a three-year contract for USD 22.5 million.

Personal Life

As regards to the personal life of Greg Olsen, we know that he is a married man. He is married to Kara and has three children. They have twins son, one born with the hypoplastic left heart syndrome.

The couple first met in 2003 while Greg was only 18 years old. The both attended the University of Miami and had affair since those days. They got into marital relation on March 21, 2009, in Palm Beach, Florida.

There was also the presence of several NFL stars including Brian Urlacher and Devin Hester.

Greg Olsen founded The Greg Olsen Foundation in 2009 which funds for cancer research. His mother was a cancer survivor which inspired him to work in this field. Greg Olsen is a family man and is living a happy life with his family. There are no reports of controversies, rumors or scandals related to Greg Olsen.

Physical Appearances and Net worth

Greg Olsen is 31 years of age.  He is a sportsperson so he is physically very strong and well built. He stands at around six feet and five inches in height and weighs around 255 lbs.  He has a very tough body which is a requirement for professional football players.

Greg is a well established professional player so his salary and net worth is also very high. The net worth of Greg Olsen is estimated to be around 10 million. He is currently paid about $7.5 million per annum as salary.

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