Greg Olsen is a legendary NFL tight end and FOX Sports NFL game analyst.
Olsen was selected by the Chicago Bears with the 31st overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft out of the University of Miami. He spent four seasons with the Bears before being traded to the Carolina Panthers in 2011. Olsen remained with the Panthers through the conclusion of the 2019 season and played a key role in the Panthers’ Super Bowl 50 berth against the Denver Broncos. He spent the 2020 season playing for the Seattle Seahawks. The three-time Pro Bowler ranks fifth in NFL history among tight ends with 718 receptions and 8,444 yards. From 2014 to 2016, he recorded 1,000 receiving yards each season – a record among tight ends. He left the Panthers as the franchise’s all-time leading tight end in receiving yards (6,463), receptions (524) and 100-yard receiving games (10). He sits second among Panthers tight ends in receiving touchdowns at 39 and third in receiving yards and receptions.
Olsen twice was named a finalist for the Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Award. Inspired by the challenges facing his son, T.J., who was born with a severe congenital heart defect, Olsen and his wife, Kara, founded the HEARTest Yard Program to offer support and services to those facing similar circumstances.
A Wayne, N.J., native, Olsen attended the University of Miami. He and Kara reside in Charlotte, N.C., with their two sons and a daughter.