Greg Olsen has lit up the NFL for over a decade, playing as a tight end for three of the biggest teams in the division. Yet what do we know about Greg Olsen’s family life away from the pitch? Who is his wife, Kara?

Greg Olsen’s family

Greg Olsen and his wife Kara have been married since 2009 and have three sons together. Their eldest Tate was born in 2011, while twins Talbot and T.J. (Trent Jerry) arrived a year later.

T.J. was born with the rare congenital heart condition Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. The condition means that the left side of his heart is severely underdeveloped.

Despite these family issues, Olsen has continued to flourish, and remains a positive influence in his community. Back in 2009, he set up Receptions For Research: The Greg Olsen Foundation.

This aims to raise money for cancer research. Olsen’s mother, Sue, is a cancer survivor, and is believed to have been the main reason for Olsen founding the charity.

One of the events that Olsen has helped to organise for his foundation is the Kicks for a Cure Kickball Tournament, which is held annually in Chicago.

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CHARLOTTE, NORTH CAROLINA – DECEMBER 29: Greg Olsen #88 of the Carolina Panthers walks off the field after their game against the New Orleans Saints at Bank of America Stadium on December 29, 2019 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Jacob Kupferman/Getty Images)

Greg Olsen’s career

Olsen first burst onto the scene after being drafted by Chicago Bears in 2007. He showed signs of early promise, and earned a move to Carolina Panthers in 2011.

It was here that his career really took off. Olsen featured in the Pro Bowl game in three consecutive seasons between 2014 and 2016, establishing himself as one of the best in his position in the country.

However, recurring foot injuries have curtailed his progress in recent years. This led to him being released by the Panthers in February 2020.

He was swiftly picked up by Seattle Seahawks, and scored a touchdown on his debut.

Yet he has now suffered another injury setback. It has been revealed that Olsen ruptured his plantar fascia on Thursday night against Arizona Cardinals.

This is expected to see him sidelined for a minimum of two months, and could spell the end of his one-year stay in Seattle.

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