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Greg Olsen        

Former NFL Tight End, Football Sportscaster & Founder of Receptions for Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation

Gregory Olsen is an American football sportscaster and former tight end who played for 14 seasons in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at the University of Miami and was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. Olsen also played for the Carolina Panthers, with whom he made three Pro Bowls, and the Seattle Seahawks before retiring following the 2020 season.

On January 24, 2021, Olsen announced his retirement and that he would be joining Fox Sports as a full-time broadcaster. Olsen signed a one-day contract with the Carolina Panthers on March 11, 2021, that allowed him to retire as a member of the team.

Olsen holds an NFL record as the first tight end in league history to record three consecutive seasons with 1,000 receiving yards.

In addition to the Seahawks and Bears, he also played for the Carolina Panthers. He is a three time Pro Bowl player and a two time second-team All-Pro. He won the Brian Piccolo Award and was PFWA All-Rookie Team in 2007.

Olsen founded Receptions For Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation in 2009, which helps fund cancer research. Olsen's mother, Sue, is a cancer survivor and the inspiration for his foundation. One of his fundraising events includes Kicks for a Cure Kickball Tournament, the world's largest charity kickball tournament. The large-scale event is held annually each summer in Chicago's Grant Park and hosts over 1,000 people.


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