Super Bowl LVII: Who is Greg Olsen's wife? Former NFL star joins Fox broadcast team
GLENDALE, ARIZONA: After NFL's 12-postseason game schedule, Philadelphia Eagles and Kansas City Chiefs are all set for a showdown at the Super Bowl LVII in Glendale, Arizona, in a few hours from now. To add glamor, Chris Stapleton will sing the national anthem at the pregame entertainment schedule; veteran pop-R&B singer Babyface, Emmy-award-winning actress, Sheryl Lee Ralph, actor Troy Kotsur, and Rihanna are among the other performers.
While this is the third time in four years that the Chiefs will be making their presence at the mega event, the Eagles will be looking for their second Super Bowl victory. The only time they won the title was in 2018, when they defeated New England Patriots 41-33 at the US Bank Stadium in Minneapolis, Minnesota. For this year's Super Bowl, former NFL tight end Greg Olsen will be joining Kevin Burkhardt as part of Fox's broadcast team. As fans await the start of the epic battle, here's all you need to know about Olsen's wife, Kara Dooley.
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Who is Greg Olsen's wife Kara Dooley?
Olsen reportedly first met Kara when they were both freshmen at the University of Miami, when he was 18. About six years later, in 2009, they got married, and are presently parenting three children - TJ (Trent Jerry), Tate, and Talbot. In an interview with The Charlotte Observer, Kara and Greg narrated how their love story started from friendship. As per the publication, the two had been best friends for a while, until one day Kara decided to go on a date with someone else. “I remember he sat outside the dorms and watched as I left and asked me what time I was going to be back...He was jealous!” Kara was quoted as saying by The Charlotte Observer.
The couple welcomed their eldest son, Tate in 2011, and twins TJ and Talbot in 2012. As per The Focus, TJ was born with the rare congenital heart condition Hypoplastic Left Heart Syndrome. He received a successful heart surgery on June 4, 2021.
A look at Greg Olsen's career
After being drafted as the 31st overall pick for the Chicago Bears in the first round in 2007, Olson signed a five-year contract with the team. However, after sustaining a knee during the Bears' final preseason game in 2007, Olsen had to miss the team's first two games. In 2011, he made a move to the Carolina Panthers, where his career really took off.
During his first year with the Panthers, Olsen recorded 45 receptions for 540 yards and five touchdowns, and featured in the Pro Bowl game in three consecutive seasons between 2014 and 2016. On March 5, 2015, the Panthers signed Olsen to a three-year extension worth $22.5 million, including a $12 million signing bonus. In the 2015 Super Bowl edition, despite his team losing the finals, he had four catches for 41 yards.
Olsen was ranked 67th by his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2017. After appearing for nine seasons, Olsen was released by the Panthers in 2020, and later signed a one-year, $7 million contract with the Seattle Seahawks. He officially retired on January 2021 and announced that he would be joining Fox Sports as a full-time broadcaster.