Former Miami Hurricanes and current Carolina Panthers tight end Greg Olsen is known as one of the “good guys” in the NFL. He continued his services to his fellow man Thursday when he donated $100,000 to the Carol Soffer Indoor Practice facility according to 247Sports.
With Olsen’s donation, Miami has raised $2 million towards building its new facility.
“Greg and Kara Olsen’s $100,000 gift just allowed us to reach our goal of $2 million from our football alumni,” Hurricanes head coach Richt said to 247Sports. “I thank them both so much.”
Olsen played three years at Miami from 2004-06. In 33 games, he made 87 catches and recorded 1,215 yards with six touchdowns. After playing at Miami, he went in the first round to the Chicago Bears, but his best years in the NFL have come since he joined the Carolina Panthers in 2011.
Since the beginning of the 2014 season, Olsen has been one of the best tight ends in the game, recording three 1,000-yard seasons and going to three Pro Bowls. In 2017, he was limited to 17 catches and 191 yards because of foot injuries.
But Olsen is an even better person off the field. He has been a finalist for the Walter Payton Man of the Year Award each of the last two years for his work with the HEARTest Yard initiative.
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