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Greg Olsen
TE #88
Height:
6-5
Weight:
253
Age:
31
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Hometown:
Wayne, N.J.
Experience:
10

Quick Stats (2015):

REC
77
YDS
1,104
AVG
14.3
TDS
7
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesReceivingRushingFumbles
GGSRecYdsAvgLongTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
TOTAL 542 6,292 11.6 52 49 0 0 -- 0 0 7 5
2015 CAR 16 16 77 1,104 14.3 52 7 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2014 CAR 16 16 84 1,008 12 38 6 -- -- -- -- -- 1 0
2013 CAR 16 16 73 816 11.2 31 6 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CAR 16 16 69 843 12.2 47T 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CAR 16 13 45 540 12 44T 5 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
2010 CHI 16 13 41 404 9.9 39T 5 -- -- -- -- -- 2 1
2009 CHI 16 15 60 612 10.2 41 8 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CHI 16 7 54 574 10.6 52 5 -- -- -- -- -- 2 2
2007 CHI 14 4 39 391 10 31 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Recent Games
WKOppResultReceivingRushingFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDFUMLost
1 @JAC W 20-9 1 11 11 11 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2 HOU W 24-17 6 70 11.7 27 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
3 NO W 27-22 8 134 16.8 52 2 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
4 @TB W 37-23 2 28 14 19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
6 @SEA W 27-23 7 131 18.7 32 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
7 PHI W 27-16 3 65 21.7 28 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
8 IND W 29-26 6 79 13.2 27 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
9 GB W 37-29 4 66 16.5 24 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
10 @TEN W 27-10 8 80 10 20 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 WAS W 44-16 3 54 18 34 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
12 @DAL W 33-14 5 70 14 31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @NO W 41-38 9 129 14.3 32 0 -- -- -- -- -- 1 1
14 ATL W 38-0 3 52 17.3 24 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 @NYG W 38-35 6 79 13.2 37 1 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 @ATL L 13-20 4 40 10 15 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --
17 TB W 38-10 2 16 8 10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed to contract extension by Carolina (3/6/15)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (7/31/11)...Traded by Chicago to Carolina in exchange for a 2012 third-round draft choice (7/29/11)...Selected in the first round (31st overall) of the NFL Draft by Chicago (4/28/07).

GP/GS
Career (142/116) [8/8]; 2015 (16/16) [3/3]; 2014 (16/16) [2/2]; 2013 (16/16) [1/1]; 2012 (16/16); 2011 (16/13); 2010 (16/13) [2/2]; 2009 (16/15); 2008 (16/7); 2007 (14/4).

2015
Started 16 games for Carolina…Led the Panthers with 77 receptions and a career-high 1,104 receiving yards and finished second with seven receiving touchdowns…Averaged a career-high 14.3 yards per reception…Set a team record for the most receiving yards in a season by a tight end, breaking his previous record of 1,008 in 2014…Became just the seventh tight end in NFL history with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons…Tied a team record for the most 100-yard receiving games in a season by a tight end with three, matching his previous record in 2014… Stood second among all NFL tight ends in receiving yards and receiving average and tied for fourth in receptions…Helped Carolina set team records with an NFL-leading 500 points and 59 touchdowns and gain a team-record 357 first downs…Contributed to offense that averaged a 31:44 time of possession, the third-highest mark in team history…Blocking efforts helped Carolina rank second in the NFL with 142.6 rushing yards per game…Set team records for the most career receptions by a tight end with 348 and most career receiving yards by a tight end with 4,311, surpassing the previous records of 324 receptions and 3,902 receiving yards by Wesley Walls from 1996-2002…Extended team record for the most career 100-yard receiving games by a tight end with seven…Only tight end in the NFL with five or more receiving touchdowns every season since 2008…Ranks in the top 10 among all NFL tight ends in catches (fourth), receiving yards (fourth) and receiving touchdowns (sixth) since entering the league in 2007…542 career receptions rank eighth in NFL history among tight ends and 6,292 receiving yards are 11th…Has played in 142 consecutive regular season games, the second-longest streak in the NFL among active tight ends behind the 203 consecutive games played by Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys…Has started 64 consecutive games for Carolina, the fifth-longest consecutive starts streak in team history, and the second-longest streak among active tight ends behind Witten (147)…POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus Seattle (1/17), NFC Championship versus Arizona (1/24) and Super Bowl 50 versus Denver (2/7)…Led the Panthers with 16 catches and 231 yards, and one receiving touchdown…HONORS: AP All-Pro Second-Team; Pro Bowl; PFWA All-NFC.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS – Vs. New Orleans (9/27): Compiled two touchdowns and a career-high 134 receiving yards on eight receptions with two touchdowns…Marked fifth career 100-yard receiving effort…Represented the second most receiving yards by a tight end in team history…52-yard catch in second quarter tied career-long…Notched fourth career multi-touchdown game…Snagged 11-yard touchdown receptions in the second and third quarters…At Seattle (10/18): Produced sixth career 100-yard receiving effort with 131 receiving yards and one touchdown…Represented the third most receiving yards by a tight end in team history…Scored the game-winning touchdown with 32 seconds left, sprinting down the seam past three defenders for the 26-yard touchdown catch…Vs. Indianapolis (11/2): Scored a 27-yard touchdown in the third quarter…Vs. Washington (11/22): Snared a five-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter…Became the Panthers' all-time receiving yards leader among tight ends…At New Orleans (12/6): Produced 129 receiving yards on nine catches…Marked seventh career 100-yard receiving effort…Became Panthers' all-time receptions leader among tight ends…At New York Giants (12/20): Caught a 37-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter…NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Seattle (1/10): Made a leaping 14-yard touchdown grab in the back of the end zone on third-and-14 in the second quarter…NFC Championship vs. Arizona (1/24): Tied postseason career highs with 113 receiving yards and six receptions…Represented the most receiving yards and receptions by a tight end in a postseason game in team history…Efforts helped Carolina score 49 points, the second most points in a conference championship since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970…Contributed to an offense that gained 476 total net yards, the second most in a postseason game in team history.

2014
SEASON NOTES - Started 16 games for Carolina...Led the Panthers with a career-high 84 receptions, tied for first with a career-high 1,008 receiving yards and finished second with six receiving touchdowns...Set a team record for the most catches in a season by a tight end, breaking his previous record of 73 in 2013...Set a team record for the most receiving yards in a season by a tight end, breaking his previous record of 843 in 2012...Set a team record for the most 100-yard receiving games in a season by a tight end with three, bettering the previous record of two by Wesley Walls in 1997...Set a team record for the most career 100-yard receiving games by a tight end with four, surpassing the previous record of three by Walls from 1996-2002...Teamed with wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (1,008 yards) to become the second tandem in team history to each register 1,000 receiving yards in the same season, previously achieved in 1999 by wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad with 1,253 yards and wide receiver Patrick Jeffers with 1,082 yards...Stood second among all NFL tight ends in receiving yards and third in receptions...Only tight end in the NFL with five or more receiving touchdowns every season since 2008...Ranks in the top 10 among all NFL tight ends in catches (fourth), receiving yards (fourth) and receiving touchdowns (seventh) since entering the league in 2007...Has played in 126 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in the NFL among active tight ends behind the streak of 187 games by Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Wild Card versus Arizona (1/3) and NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle (1/10)...Notched seven catches for 95 yards...HONORS: Selected to first career Pro Bowl and started at tight end...PFWA All-NFC.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS - At Tampa Bay (9/7): Snagged a five-yard touchdown reception...Vs. Pittsburgh (9/21): Beat Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen on a fourth down, bolting down the sideline for a 37-yard touchdown...Vs. Chicago (10/5): Had third career multi-touchdown game...Capped two-minute drive at the end of the first half with a nine-yard touchdown reception...Scored the game-winning touchdown on a six-yard play-action pass with 2:18 left...At Cincinnati (10/12): Snuck open on backside screen and won footrace to the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown...At Green Bay (10/19): Produced second career 100-yard receiving performance with 105 yards on eight catches...At Philadelphia (11/10): Compiled a career-high 119 receiving yards on six receptions, including a season-long 38-yarder to set up a touchdown...Marked third career 100-yard receiving effort...Represented the second most receiving yards by a tight end in team history...At New Orleans (12/7): Established a career high and tied the team record for the most catches in a game by a tight end with 10 for 72 yards and one touchdown...Bettered previous single-game best of nine catches, previously accomplished versus Denver (11/11/12)...Equaled Carolina's single-game record for a tight end, previously achieved by Walls at San Francisco (10/7/01) and Jeff King versus Indianapolis (10/28/07)...Slipped behind the defense on a run fake and got wide open in the end zone for a 16-yard touchdown...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/14): Matched career high and team record for most receptions in a game by a tight end with 10...Tallied 110 receiving yards to generate fourth career 100-yard receiving game...Signified the third-most receiving yards by a tight end in team history...Combined with Benjamin (104 receiving yards) to give the Panthers two players with 100 receiving yards in the same game for the first time since Steve Smith and Jonathan Stewart versus Green Bay (9/18/11)...20 catches in two games are the second most by a Panthers player in a two-game span behind Muhammad's 21 in 2000...At Atlanta (12/28): Made 100th career start.

2013
Started 16 games for Carolina...Led the team with a career-high 73 receptions, 816 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns...Set a team record for the most catches in a season by a tight end, breaking his previous record of 69 in 2012...Key member of offense that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more...Ranks in the top 10 among all NFL tight ends in catches (sixth), receiving yards (eighth) and receiving touchdowns (eighth) since entering the league in 2007......POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Notched four receptions for 55 yards...At Buffalo (9/15): Corralled a 13-yard touchdown catch...At Tampa Bay (10/24): Pulled in a one-yard touchdown reception...Vs. Atlanta (11/3): Cradled a 14-yard play-action pass for a touchdown on fourth down...Vs. New England (11/18): Grabbed a 15-yard touchdown catch...At Miami (11/24): Scored the game-winning touchdown on a one-yard play-action pass with 43 seconds left...At New Orleans (12/8): Posted a season-high eight receptions for 40 yards...Vs. New York Jets (12/15): Compiled a season high 88 receiving yards on five catches...At Atlanta (12/29): Snared a seven-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter that proved to be the game-winning score in NFC South division clinching win.

2012
Started a career-high 16 games for Carolina...Set team records for the most catches and receiving yards in a season by a tight end with career highs of 69 catches and 843 receiving yards...Led the team with five touchdown receptions...Surpassed the previous records of 63 catches and 822 receiving yards by Wesley Walls in 1999...Contributed to offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history...At Atlanta (9/30): Caught a 17-yard touchdown...Vs. Denver (11/11): Established single-game career highs with nine receptions and 102 yards...Scored two touchdowns on catches of four and five yards...Marked first career 100-yard receiving effort in the regular season and second career multi-touchdown game...Became the first Panthers tight end since Walls versus Seattle (10/8/00) to have a 100-yard receiving game...Equaled the third most receiving yards by a tight end in team history...At Kansas City (12/2): Posted a career-long 47-yard touchdown reception...Vs. Atlanta (12/9): Made a leaping 25-yard touchdown grab.

2011
Acquired by Carolina in a trade with Chicago in exchange for a 2012 third-round draft choice (7/29)...Played in 16 games with 13 starts...Finished third on the team with 45 catches for 540 yards and five touchdowns...Added one two-point conversion...Part of aerial attack that totaled 3,829 net passing yards, the second most in team history...Combined with tight ends Jeremy Shockey and Richie Brockel to catch 85 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns, the most productive season by a set of tight ends in team history in terms of receptions and yardage...Vs. Jacksonville (9/25): Paced the Panthers with a season-high seven receptions for 57 yards and one touchdown...Scored game-winning touchdown on a 16-yard catch and run with 4:20 left in the fourth quarter...Followed touchdown with a two-point conversion reception...At Chicago (10/2): Made a three-yard touchdown grab...Vs. New Orleans (10/9): Corralled a touchdown in third consecutive game on a five-yard catch...Vs. Minnesota (10/30): Caught a 39-yard touchdown and joined Shockey with a one-yard touchdown reception to become first pair of tight ends to score in the same game for Carolina since Dante Rosario and Christian Fauria at Tampa Bay (12/30/07)... Vs. Atlanta (12/11): Hauled in a career-long 44-yard touchdown catch.

2010
Played in 16 games with 13 starts for Chicago...Produced 41 receptions for 404 yards...Tied for the team lead with five receiving touchdowns...POSTSEASON: Started both games...Recorded six catches for 143 yards and one touchdown...At Dallas (9/19): Snared a career-long 39-yard touchdown...Vs. Green Bay (9/27): Registered a season-high 64 receiving yards on five receptions with a nine-yard touchdown...NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Seattle (1/16): Generated first career 100-yard receiving effort with 113 yards on three catches, including a 58-yard touchdown.

2009
Played in 16 games with 15 starts for Chicago...Led the Bears with a career-high 60 receptions for 612 yards and eight touchdowns...60 catches stand as the second most by a tight end in team history behind the 75 by Mike Ditka in 1964...Posted nine receptions of 20 yards or more...At Atlanta (10/18): Made a two-yard touchdown grab...Marked third consecutive game with a touchdown catch...Vs. Arizona (11/8): Established a single-game career-high with three touchdowns, scoring on receptions of 33, 3 and 20 yards...Represented the most touchdowns by a Bears tight end since 1975...At Detroit (1/3): Accumulated a single-game career-high 94 receiving yards on five catches with a seven-yard touchdown.

2008
Played in 16 games with seven starts for Chicago...Finished second on the Bears with 54 catches and 574 receiving yards...Paced the team with five receiving touchdowns...At Detroit (10/5): Hauled in a career-long 52-yard reception...Vs. Minnesota (10/19): Snagged six catches for 74 yards and an 18-yard touchdown...Vs. New Orleans (12/11): Compiled a single-game career-high eight receptions.

2007
Drafted in the first round (31st overall) by Chicago...Played in 14 games with four starts...Collected 39 receptions for 391 yards and two touchdowns...Ranked fifth among all NFL rookies in catches and ninth in receiving yards...Became second rookie tight end in franchise history to surpass 300 receiving yards, joining Mike Ditka with 1,076 in 1961...Started versus Minnesota (10/14), versus Detroit (10/28), at Seattle (11/18) and versus New Orleans (12/30) when the Bears began in a two tight end set...Inactive at San Diego (9/9) and versus Kansas City (9/16) with a knee injury...HONORS: Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie...Vs. Dallas (9/23): Responded with two receptions for 28 yards in NFL debut...At Green Bay (10/7): Scored first career touchdown on a 19-yard pass from quarterback Brian Griese...Vs. Detroit (10/28): Accounted for Bears only touchdown on a 20-yard catch...Vs. Green Bay (12/23): Caught a two-point conversion.

COLLEGE
Played in 33 games with 26 starts at Miami (Fla.)...Entered NFL following junior season...Totaled 87 receptions for 1,215 yards and six touchdowns...Also saw action as long snapper on punts...2006 (Jr.): First-team All-ACC selection...Started 12 games...Led the Hurricanes with 40 catches for 489 yards and one touchdown...2005 (So.): All-ACC honorable mention...Started 12 games...Ranked second on the team with 31 receptions for 451 yards and four touchdowns...2004 (Fr.): Played in nine games with two starts...Notched 16 catches for 275 yards and one touchdown...2003: Redshirted with a shoulder injury.

PERSONAL
Attended Wayne (N.J.) Hills HS...Majored in criminology at Miami (Fla.).

TRANSACTIONS
Signed to contract extension by Carolina (3/6/15)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (7/31/11)...Traded by Chicago to Carolina in exchange for a 2012 third-round draft choice (7/29/11)...Selected in the first round (31st overall) of the NFL Draft by Chicago (4/28/07).

GP/GS
Career (142/116) [8/8]; 2015 (16/16) [3/3]; 2014 (16/16) [2/2]; 2013 (16/16) [1/1]; 2012 (16/16); 2011 (16/13); 2010 (16/13) [2/2]; 2009 (16/15); 2008 (16/7); 2007 (14/4).

2015
Started 16 games for Carolina…Led the Panthers with 77 receptions and a career-high 1,104 receiving yards and finished second with seven receiving touchdowns…Averaged a career-high 14.3 yards per reception…Set a team record for the most receiving yards in a season by a tight end, breaking his previous record of 1,008 in 2014…Became just the seventh tight end in NFL history with consecutive 1,000-yard seasons…Tied a team record for the most 100-yard receiving games in a season by a tight end with three, matching his previous record in 2014… Stood second among all NFL tight ends in receiving yards and receiving average and tied for fourth in receptions…Helped Carolina set team records with an NFL-leading 500 points and 59 touchdowns and gain a team-record 357 first downs…Contributed to offense that averaged a 31:44 time of possession, the third-highest mark in team history…Blocking efforts helped Carolina rank second in the NFL with 142.6 rushing yards per game…Set team records for the most career receptions by a tight end with 348 and most career receiving yards by a tight end with 4,311, surpassing the previous records of 324 receptions and 3,902 receiving yards by Wesley Walls from 1996-2002…Extended team record for the most career 100-yard receiving games by a tight end with seven…Only tight end in the NFL with five or more receiving touchdowns every season since 2008…Ranks in the top 10 among all NFL tight ends in catches (fourth), receiving yards (fourth) and receiving touchdowns (sixth) since entering the league in 2007…542 career receptions rank eighth in NFL history among tight ends and 6,292 receiving yards are 11th…Has played in 142 consecutive regular season games, the second-longest streak in the NFL among active tight ends behind the 203 consecutive games played by Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys…Has started 64 consecutive games for Carolina, the fifth-longest consecutive starts streak in team history, and the second-longest streak among active tight ends behind Witten (147)…POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus Seattle (1/17), NFC Championship versus Arizona (1/24) and Super Bowl 50 versus Denver (2/7)…Led the Panthers with 16 catches and 231 yards, and one receiving touchdown…HONORS: AP All-Pro Second-Team; Pro Bowl; PFWA All-NFC.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS – Vs. New Orleans (9/27): Compiled two touchdowns and a career-high 134 receiving yards on eight receptions with two touchdowns…Marked fifth career 100-yard receiving effort…Represented the second most receiving yards by a tight end in team history…52-yard catch in second quarter tied career-long…Notched fourth career multi-touchdown game…Snagged 11-yard touchdown receptions in the second and third quarters…At Seattle (10/18): Produced sixth career 100-yard receiving effort with 131 receiving yards and one touchdown…Represented the third most receiving yards by a tight end in team history…Scored the game-winning touchdown with 32 seconds left, sprinting down the seam past three defenders for the 26-yard touchdown catch…Vs. Indianapolis (11/2): Scored a 27-yard touchdown in the third quarter…Vs. Washington (11/22): Snared a five-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter…Became the Panthers' all-time receiving yards leader among tight ends…At New Orleans (12/6): Produced 129 receiving yards on nine catches…Marked seventh career 100-yard receiving effort…Became Panthers' all-time receptions leader among tight ends…At New York Giants (12/20): Caught a 37-yard touchdown pass in the second quarter…NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Seattle (1/10): Made a leaping 14-yard touchdown grab in the back of the end zone on third-and-14 in the second quarter…NFC Championship vs. Arizona (1/24): Tied postseason career highs with 113 receiving yards and six receptions…Represented the most receiving yards and receptions by a tight end in a postseason game in team history…Efforts helped Carolina score 49 points, the second most points in a conference championship since the AFL-NFL merger in 1970…Contributed to an offense that gained 476 total net yards, the second most in a postseason game in team history.

2014
SEASON NOTES - Started 16 games for Carolina...Led the Panthers with a career-high 84 receptions, tied for first with a career-high 1,008 receiving yards and finished second with six receiving touchdowns...Set a team record for the most catches in a season by a tight end, breaking his previous record of 73 in 2013...Set a team record for the most receiving yards in a season by a tight end, breaking his previous record of 843 in 2012...Set a team record for the most 100-yard receiving games in a season by a tight end with three, bettering the previous record of two by Wesley Walls in 1997...Set a team record for the most career 100-yard receiving games by a tight end with four, surpassing the previous record of three by Walls from 1996-2002...Teamed with wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (1,008 yards) to become the second tandem in team history to each register 1,000 receiving yards in the same season, previously achieved in 1999 by wide receiver Muhsin Muhammad with 1,253 yards and wide receiver Patrick Jeffers with 1,082 yards...Stood second among all NFL tight ends in receiving yards and third in receptions...Only tight end in the NFL with five or more receiving touchdowns every season since 2008...Ranks in the top 10 among all NFL tight ends in catches (fourth), receiving yards (fourth) and receiving touchdowns (seventh) since entering the league in 2007...Has played in 126 consecutive games, the second-longest streak in the NFL among active tight ends behind the streak of 187 games by Jason Witten of the Dallas Cowboys...POSTSEASON: Started NFC Wild Card versus Arizona (1/3) and NFC Divisional Playoff at Seattle (1/10)...Notched seven catches for 95 yards...HONORS: Selected to first career Pro Bowl and started at tight end...PFWA All-NFC.

GAME HIGHLIGHTS - At Tampa Bay (9/7): Snagged a five-yard touchdown reception...Vs. Pittsburgh (9/21): Beat Steelers cornerback Cortez Allen on a fourth down, bolting down the sideline for a 37-yard touchdown...Vs. Chicago (10/5): Had third career multi-touchdown game...Capped two-minute drive at the end of the first half with a nine-yard touchdown reception...Scored the game-winning touchdown on a six-yard play-action pass with 2:18 left...At Cincinnati (10/12): Snuck open on backside screen and won footrace to the end zone for a 13-yard touchdown...At Green Bay (10/19): Produced second career 100-yard receiving performance with 105 yards on eight catches...At Philadelphia (11/10): Compiled a career-high 119 receiving yards on six receptions, including a season-long 38-yarder to set up a touchdown...Marked third career 100-yard receiving effort...Represented the second most receiving yards by a tight end in team history...At New Orleans (12/7): Established a career high and tied the team record for the most catches in a game by a tight end with 10 for 72 yards and one touchdown...Bettered previous single-game best of nine catches, previously accomplished versus Denver (11/11/12)...Equaled Carolina's single-game record for a tight end, previously achieved by Walls at San Francisco (10/7/01) and Jeff King versus Indianapolis (10/28/07)...Slipped behind the defense on a run fake and got wide open in the end zone for a 16-yard touchdown...Vs. Tampa Bay (12/14): Matched career high and team record for most receptions in a game by a tight end with 10...Tallied 110 receiving yards to generate fourth career 100-yard receiving game...Signified the third-most receiving yards by a tight end in team history...Combined with Benjamin (104 receiving yards) to give the Panthers two players with 100 receiving yards in the same game for the first time since Steve Smith and Jonathan Stewart versus Green Bay (9/18/11)...20 catches in two games are the second most by a Panthers player in a two-game span behind Muhammad's 21 in 2000...At Atlanta (12/28): Made 100th career start.

2013
Started 16 games for Carolina...Led the team with a career-high 73 receptions, 816 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns...Set a team record for the most catches in a season by a tight end, breaking his previous record of 69 in 2012...Key member of offense that ranked fourth in the NFL in third-down efficiency, fifth in time of possession, second in drives lasting five-plus minutes and tied for seventh in drives of 10 plays or more...Ranks in the top 10 among all NFL tight ends in catches (sixth), receiving yards (eighth) and receiving touchdowns (eighth) since entering the league in 2007......POSTSEASON: Started NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Notched four receptions for 55 yards...At Buffalo (9/15): Corralled a 13-yard touchdown catch...At Tampa Bay (10/24): Pulled in a one-yard touchdown reception...Vs. Atlanta (11/3): Cradled a 14-yard play-action pass for a touchdown on fourth down...Vs. New England (11/18): Grabbed a 15-yard touchdown catch...At Miami (11/24): Scored the game-winning touchdown on a one-yard play-action pass with 43 seconds left...At New Orleans (12/8): Posted a season-high eight receptions for 40 yards...Vs. New York Jets (12/15): Compiled a season high 88 receiving yards on five catches...At Atlanta (12/29): Snared a seven-yard touchdown reception in the third quarter that proved to be the game-winning score in NFC South division clinching win.

2012
Started a career-high 16 games for Carolina...Set team records for the most catches and receiving yards in a season by a tight end with career highs of 69 catches and 843 receiving yards...Led the team with five touchdown receptions...Surpassed the previous records of 63 catches and 822 receiving yards by Wesley Walls in 1999...Contributed to offense that produced 5,771 total net yards and 328 first downs, the second-highest totals in team history...At Atlanta (9/30): Caught a 17-yard touchdown...Vs. Denver (11/11): Established single-game career highs with nine receptions and 102 yards...Scored two touchdowns on catches of four and five yards...Marked first career 100-yard receiving effort in the regular season and second career multi-touchdown game...Became the first Panthers tight end since Walls versus Seattle (10/8/00) to have a 100-yard receiving game...Equaled the third most receiving yards by a tight end in team history...At Kansas City (12/2): Posted a career-long 47-yard touchdown reception...Vs. Atlanta (12/9): Made a leaping 25-yard touchdown grab.

2011
Acquired by Carolina in a trade with Chicago in exchange for a 2012 third-round draft choice (7/29)...Played in 16 games with 13 starts...Finished third on the team with 45 catches for 540 yards and five touchdowns...Added one two-point conversion...Part of aerial attack that totaled 3,829 net passing yards, the second most in team history...Combined with tight ends Jeremy Shockey and Richie Brockel to catch 85 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns, the most productive season by a set of tight ends in team history in terms of receptions and yardage...Vs. Jacksonville (9/25): Paced the Panthers with a season-high seven receptions for 57 yards and one touchdown...Scored game-winning touchdown on a 16-yard catch and run with 4:20 left in the fourth quarter...Followed touchdown with a two-point conversion reception...At Chicago (10/2): Made a three-yard touchdown grab...Vs. New Orleans (10/9): Corralled a touchdown in third consecutive game on a five-yard catch...Vs. Minnesota (10/30): Caught a 39-yard touchdown and joined Shockey with a one-yard touchdown reception to become first pair of tight ends to score in the same game for Carolina since Dante Rosario and Christian Fauria at Tampa Bay (12/30/07)... Vs. Atlanta (12/11): Hauled in a career-long 44-yard touchdown catch.

2010
Played in 16 games with 13 starts for Chicago...Produced 41 receptions for 404 yards...Tied for the team lead with five receiving touchdowns...POSTSEASON: Started both games...Recorded six catches for 143 yards and one touchdown...At Dallas (9/19): Snared a career-long 39-yard touchdown...Vs. Green Bay (9/27): Registered a season-high 64 receiving yards on five receptions with a nine-yard touchdown...NFC Divisional Playoff vs. Seattle (1/16): Generated first career 100-yard receiving effort with 113 yards on three catches, including a 58-yard touchdown.

2009
Played in 16 games with 15 starts for Chicago...Led the Bears with a career-high 60 receptions for 612 yards and eight touchdowns...60 catches stand as the second most by a tight end in team history behind the 75 by Mike Ditka in 1964...Posted nine receptions of 20 yards or more...At Atlanta (10/18): Made a two-yard touchdown grab...Marked third consecutive game with a touchdown catch...Vs. Arizona (11/8): Established a single-game career-high with three touchdowns, scoring on receptions of 33, 3 and 20 yards...Represented the most touchdowns by a Bears tight end since 1975...At Detroit (1/3): Accumulated a single-game career-high 94 receiving yards on five catches with a seven-yard touchdown.

2008
Played in 16 games with seven starts for Chicago...Finished second on the Bears with 54 catches and 574 receiving yards...Paced the team with five receiving touchdowns...At Detroit (10/5): Hauled in a career-long 52-yard reception...Vs. Minnesota (10/19): Snagged six catches for 74 yards and an 18-yard touchdown...Vs. New Orleans (12/11): Compiled a single-game career-high eight receptions.

2007
Drafted in the first round (31st overall) by Chicago...Played in 14 games with four starts...Collected 39 receptions for 391 yards and two touchdowns...Ranked fifth among all NFL rookies in catches and ninth in receiving yards...Became second rookie tight end in franchise history to surpass 300 receiving yards, joining Mike Ditka with 1,076 in 1961...Started versus Minnesota (10/14), versus Detroit (10/28), at Seattle (11/18) and versus New Orleans (12/30) when the Bears began in a two tight end set...Inactive at San Diego (9/9) and versus Kansas City (9/16) with a knee injury...HONORS: Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie...Vs. Dallas (9/23): Responded with two receptions for 28 yards in NFL debut...At Green Bay (10/7): Scored first career touchdown on a 19-yard pass from quarterback Brian Griese...Vs. Detroit (10/28): Accounted for Bears only touchdown on a 20-yard catch...Vs. Green Bay (12/23): Caught a two-point conversion.

COLLEGE
Played in 33 games with 26 starts at Miami (Fla.)...Entered NFL following junior season...Totaled 87 receptions for 1,215 yards and six touchdowns...Also saw action as long snapper on punts...2006 (Jr.): First-team All-ACC selection...Started 12 games...Led the Hurricanes with 40 catches for 489 yards and one touchdown...2005 (So.): All-ACC honorable mention...Started 12 games...Ranked second on the team with 31 receptions for 451 yards and four touchdowns...2004 (Fr.): Played in nine games with two starts...Notched 16 catches for 275 yards and one touchdown...2003: Redshirted with a shoulder injury.

PERSONAL
Attended Wayne (N.J.) Hills HS...Majored in criminology at Miami (Fla.).