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Encyclopedia > Greg Olsen (football player)
Greg Olsen
Date of birth March 11, 1985 (1985-03-11) (age 22)
Place of birth Wayne, New Jersey
Height 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight 254 lb (115 kg)
Position(s) Tight end
College University of Miami
NFL Draft 2007 / Round 1 / Pick 31
Team(s)
2007-present Chicago Bears

Greg Olsen (born March 11, 1985 in Wayne, New Jersey) is a tight end for the Chicago Bears. March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (71st in leap years). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Wayne is a township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, located less than 20 miles from midtown Manhattan. ... A foot (plural: feet or foot;[1] symbol or abbreviation: ft or, sometimes, ′ – a prime) is a unit of length, in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... An inch (plural: inches; symbol or abbreviation: in or, sometimes, ″ - a double prime) is the name of a unit of length in a number of different systems, including English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The metre or meter is a measure of length. ... The pound (abbreviations: lb or, sometimes in the United States, #) is a unit of mass in a number of different systems, including various systems of units of mass that formed part of English units, Imperial units, and United States customary units. ... The U.S. National Prototype Kilogram, which currently serves as the primary standard for measuring mass in the U.S. It was assigned to the United States in 1889 and is periodically recertified and traceable to the primary international standard, The Kilogram, held at the Bureau International des Poids et... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2007 National Football League Draft took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 28 and April 29, 2007. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... March 11 is the 70th day of the year in the Gregorian calendar (71st in leap years). ... Year 1985 (MCMLXXXV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link displays 1985 Gregorian calendar). ... Wayne is a township in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, located less than 20 miles from midtown Manhattan. ... The tight end (TE) is a position in American football on the offensive team. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National...

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High school career

Olsen attended Wayne Hills High School. As a high school senior he was one of three finalists for the Gatorade National Player of the Year award along with former teammate Kyle Wright. He was a USA Today First-Team All-American as a senior in 2002. He was rated third overall on ESPN's list of 100 High School players. He totaled 73 career catches for 1,474 yards, a 20.2 yards per catch average and a school-record 27 touchdowns. His father, Chris Olsen Sr., was his head coach, and led the Patriots to the playoffs in each of his four seasons. Wayne Hills High School is a comprehensive community public high school, one of the two high schools in Wayne, in Passaic County, New Jersey, United States, as part of the Wayne Public Schools. ... Kyle Wright (born October 18, 1984 in Danville, California) is the current starting quarterback for the University of Miami football team. ... USA Today is a national American daily newspaper published by the Gannett Company. ... ESPN, formerly an acronym for Entertainment and Sports Programming Network, is an American cable television network dedicated to broadcasting sports-related programming 24 hours a day. ...


College career

Olsen originally enrolled at Notre Dame University but transferred as a freshman to the University of Miami in 2003. In 2003, Olsen was on the Hurricanes' scout team before suffering a shoulder injury and was redshirted. He became the starter of the Miami Hurricanes in his sophomore season in 2005 after Kevin Everett was drafted in the third round by the Buffalo Bills. In his career he totaled 87 receptions for 1215 yards (14.0 YPC), and 6 TDs Not to be confused with the University of Notre Dame Australia University of Notre Dame du Lac The University of Notre Dame (standard name; full legal name University of Notre Dame du Lac) is a Roman Catholic institution of higher learning located in Notre Dame, Indiana, USA adjacent to the... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... This is an article about the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. ... Kevin Everett(Born:February 5,1982) is a National Football League tight end for the Buffalo Bills. ... City Orchard Park, New York Team colors Navy blue, light blue, Red, light Red, White, Royal, and Nickel Head Coach Dick Jauron Owner Ralph Wilson General manager Marv Levy Mascot Billy Buffalo League/Conference affiliations American Football League (1960-1969) Eastern Division (1960-1969) National Football League (1970–present) American...


Professional career

The Chicago Bears selected Olsen as the 31st overall pick in the 2007 NFL Draft. He signed a five-year contract with the team on July 3, which made him the first of the draft's top sixty-four picks to come to terms with their team.[1] City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue, Orange and White Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National... The 2007 NFL Draft took place at Radio City Music Hall in New York City on April 28 and April 29, 2007. ...


Personal life

Olsen's brother, Chris, is a quarterback for the University of Virginia in Charlottesville, Virginia.[2] His brother also tried out for a spot on the Bears' roster, during their rookie mini-camp in May 2007, but was not offered a contract, because hes a luz0r.[3] He participated in the rap group, the 7th Floor Crew, during his tenure at the University of Miami under the pseudonym “G-Reg”. Many media sources ridiculed Olsen for his involvement in the group, which had earned nation-wide notoriety for their sexually explicit and vulgar lyrics.[4][5] Olsen addressed the media about the issue almost a week after the draft. He apologized for his actions and claimed he had moved on.[6] Navy quarterback Aaron Polanco sets up to throw. ... City Charlottesville, Virginia Team Colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Al Groh Home Stadium Scott Stadium League/Conference affiliations Independent (1888-1907) Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Association (1907-1921) Southern Conference (1921-1937) Atlantic Coast Conference (1922-present) Coastal Division (2005-present) Team history All-Time Record: 594-513-48... Nickname: C-Ville Location in the Commonwealth of Virginia Coordinates: Country United States State Virginia County Albemarle County Founded 1762  - Mayor David E. Brown Area    - City 26. ... The 7th Floor Crew is an underground rap group comprised primarily of current and former University of Miami students, in Coral Gables, Florida, in the United States. ... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... A pseudonym (Greek pseudo + -onym: false name) is an artificial, fictitious name, also known as an alias, used by an individual as an alternative to a persons true name. ...


References

  1. ^ Mayer, Larry, Bears first NFL team to sign first-round draft pick (July 3, 2007), chicagobears.com, Retrieved on July 4, 2007.
  2. ^ Chicago Sun-Times, Olsen, Miller best picks of mediocre lot Retrieved on May 4, 2007
  3. ^ Chicagobears.com, Who schedules preseason opponents? Retrieved on May 12, 2007
  4. ^ Tremendous Upside Potential, Greg Olsen Is A Great Rapper Retrieved on May 4, 2007
  5. ^ Chicago Tribune, Olsen: Bad rap shouldn’t give me a bad rep Retrieved on May 4, 2007
  6. ^ WFLD Fox Chicago, Fox News at Nine, May 4, 2007

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Preceded by
Cedric Benson (2005)
Bears 1st round draft pick
2007
Succeeded by
2008 NFL Draft
2007 NFL Draft - First Round
JaMarcus RussellCalvin JohnsonJoe ThomasGaines AdamsLevi BrownLaRon LandryAdrian PetersonJamaal AndersonTed Ginn, Jr.Amobi OkoyePatrick WillisMarshawn LynchAdam CarrikerDarrelle RevisLawrence TimmonsJustin HarrellJarvis MossLeon HallMichael GriffinAaron RossReggie NelsonBrady QuinnDwayne BoweBrandon MeriweatherJon BeasonAnthony SpencerJoe StaleyBen GrubbsCraig DavisGreg OlsenAnthony Gonzalez

 
 

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