Carolina Panthers, NFL
- Current tight end for the Carolina Panthers
- Named Comcast SportsNet Bears Player of the Year (2008)
- Led the Chicago Bears in receiving touchdowns while finishing second in receptions and receiving yards (2008)
- In his first season in Carolina he was targeted by Cam Newton on 45 receptions for 540 yards and 5 touchdowns
- Founded Receptions For Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation in 2009, which helps fund cancer research
Greg Olsen is a current tight end in the NFL for the Carolina Panthers. He was selected 31st overall in the 2007 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears. In just his first professional season, Greg finished the year with 39 receptions for 391 yards and two touchdowns. During his second season with the Bears, Greg started in seven of the 16 games and recorded 54 receptions for 574 yards and five touchdowns. That year, he led the team in receiving touchdowns and finished second in receptions and receiving yards. He was also named the Bears Player of the Year by Chicago’s Comcast SportsNet that year. During the 2009 season, Greg worked well with new Bears quarterback, Jay Cutler. He connected with Jay for 60 receptions for 612 yards and eight touchdowns while leading the team in receptions and touchdowns. After helping the Bears win their first 2011 playoff game against the Seattle Seahawks by catching three passes for 113 yards and one touchdown, Greg left Chicago to join the Carolina Panthers. In his first season with the Panthers, the tight end was targeted by Cam Newton on 45 receptions for 540 yards and five touchdowns.
Before going pro, Greg played football for the University of Miami where he landed a starting spot by his sophomore season. Throughout his college career, Greg totaled 87 receptions for 1215 yards and six touchdowns. Outside of football, Greg has another passion. He founded Receptions For Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation in 2009, which helps fund cancer research. 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. Kickball teams compete and have fun in an effort to raise money for cancer research