A three-time Pro Bowler, Olsen was the first tight end in NFL history with three-straight 1,000-yard seasons.
• Ranks eighth in NFL history for receiving yards among tight ends (7,847)...Currently ranks third in career receiving yards among active tight ends.
• Ranks fifth all-time in receptions (666) among tight ends in NFL history.
• Ranked eighth all-time in receiving touchdowns (57) among tight ends.
• In 2017, saw streak of 160 consecutive games played and 82 consecutive games started come to an end after Week Two vs. Buffalo (9/17/17) due to foot injury…Both streaks were the second-longest among active NFL tight ends at the time.
• In 2016, became the first tight end in NFL history to record 1,000 receiving yards in three consecutive seasons.
NFL POSTSEASON RANKINGS
• Ranks eighth in NFL history for receiving yards (631) and 11th (41) in receptions among tight ends in the postseason...His 70.1 receiving yards per game ranks fifth among tight ends with at least five postseason games.
• Stands as franchise all-time leading tight end in terms of receiving yards (5,866), receptions (472) and 100-yard receiving games (9)...Ranks second among franchise tight ends in receiving touchdowns (37), behind Wesley Walls (44).
• Holds franchise record for most receiving yards in a single season by a tight end (1,104), set in 2015.
• Holds franchise record for most receptions in a single season by a tight end (84), set in 2014.
• Holds franchise record for single-game receiving yards by a tight end with 181, set vs. Tampa Bay (10/10/16).
• Owns the top five single-season receptions totals and five of the top six single-season receiving yards totals by a tight end in team history.
• Ranks third in franchise history in receiving yards (5,866) and receptions (472), regardless of position.
• Ranks fourth in franchise history in receiving touchdowns (37), regardless of position.
• In 2017, saw streak of 160 consecutive games played and 82 consecutive games started come to an end after Week Two vs. Buffalo (9/17/17) due to foot injury…82 consecutive starts was third-longest streak in franchise history.
FRANCHISE POSTSEASON RANKINGS
• Ranks second in franchise history in receiving yards (488) and receptions (35) in the postseason, regardless of position.
• Has two 100-yard receiving games in the postseason, tied for second-most in franchise history.
• Holds franchise record for most receiving yards (113) and receptions (8) by a tight end in single postseason game.
• Pro Bowl (2016, 2015, 2014)
• AP All-Pro Second Team (2016, 2015)
• PFWA All-NFC (2016, 2015, 2014)
• Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie Team (2007)
• Walter Payton NFL Man of the Year Finalist (2017, 2016)
• In 2018, played in nine games with 27 receptions for 291 yards and four touchdowns...Injured foot and missed final four games on injured reserve.
• Caught game-winning touchdown with less than two minutes remaining to cap 17-point fourth-quarter comeback in Philadelphia (10/21/18), the largest fourth-quarter comeback in franchise history.
• Played in seven games after spending eight games on IR with a broken foot in 2017...Tallied 17 catches for 191 yards and one touchdown.
• Recorded team-high 107 yards on eight receptions with one touchdown in lone postseason game...Eight receptions broke his own franchise record for most receptions by a tight end in a postseason game.
• Started all 16 games for Carolina in 2016, leading the team with 80 catches for 1,073 yards and three touchdowns...Named to third consecutive Pro Bowl and named All-Pro Second Team with third-straight 1,000-yard receiving season...Ranked second among NFL tight ends in receiving yards and fourth in receptions.
• Caught 50th career touchdown vs. San Francisco (9/18/16)...78-yard touchdown reception is the longest of his career.
• Posted career-high and tight end team record 181 receiving yards vs. Tampa Bay (10/10/16), the most in a single-game by a tight end in club history.
• Earned second career Pro Bowl selection and was named AP All-Pro Second Team in 2015...Led team with 77 receptions and career-high 1,104 receiving yards and finished second with seven receiving touchdowns…Receiving yards were tight end team record...Stood second among all NFL tight ends in receiving yards and receiving average and tied for fourth in receptions.
• Started 16 games in 2015 and all three postseason contests, including Super Bowl 50 vs. Denver (2/7/16)...Helped Carolina set team records with an NFL-leading 500 points and 59 touchdowns and gain a team-record 357 first downs.
• Became Panthers all-time receiving yards leader among tight ends vs. Washington (11/22/15).
• Became Panthers all-time receptions leader among tight ends with 129 receiving yards on nine catches at New Orleans (12/6/15).
• Tied postseason career high in NFC Championship vs. Arizona (1/24/15) with 113 receiving yards…Represented the most receiving yards by a tight end in a postseason game in team history.
• Earned first career Pro Bowl selection and was named PFWA All-NFC in 2014...Led the Panthers with a career-high 84 receptions, tied for first with 1,008 receiving yards and finished second with six receiving touchdowns...Receptions were tight end team record...Stood second among all NFL tight ends in receiving yards and third in receptions.
• Teamed with wide receiver Kelvin Benjamin (1,008 yards) in 2014 to become the second tandem in Panthers history to each register 1,000 receiving yards in the same season, previously achieved in 1999 by Muhsin Muhammad (1,253 yards) and Patrick Jeffers (1,082 yards).
• Made 100th career start at Atlanta (12/28/14).
• Started 16 games for Carolina in 2013...Led the team with 73 receptions, 816 receiving yards and six receiving touchdowns...Named to USA Today All-Joe Team.
• Played in 16 games with 13 starts for Carolina in 2011, finishing third on the team with 45 catches for 540 yards and five touchdowns...Added one two-point conversion... Contributions helped the Panthers total 3,829 net passing yards, the second-most in team history.
• Part of a Carolina tight end corps in 2011 that combined to catch 85 passes for 1,008 yards and nine touchdowns, then the most productive season by a set of tight ends in team history in terms of receptions and yardage.
• Played in 16 games with 13 starts for Chicago in 2010, registering 41 receptions for 404 yards and five touchdowns.
• Started 15 games in 2009 for Chicago, leading the team in catches (60) and touchdown receptions (8).
• 60 catches in 2009 ranked second at the time on the Bears single-season all-time list for tight ends, behind Mike Ditka’s 75 catches in 1964.
• Tallied a career-high three touchdown catches vs. Arizona (11/8/09).
• Posted 54 catches for 574 receiving yards and a team-leading five touchdowns in 2008.
• Totaled 39 receptions for 391 yards and two touchdowns as a rookie in 2007, earning a Pro Football Weekly All-Rookie team nod.
TRANSACTIONS: Selected in the first round (31st overall) of the NFL Draft by Chicago (4/28/07)...Traded by Chicago to Carolina in exchange for a 2012 third-round draft choice (7/29/11)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (7/31/11)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (3/6/15)...Placed on injured reserve (foot) by Carolina (9/19/17)...Activated from injured reserve to active roster (11/24/17)...Placed on injured reserve with foot injury (12/518).
Three-year letter winner at the University of Miami (2004-06) starting 26 of 33 games played and totaling 87 receptions for 1,215 yards (14.0-yard average) with six touchdowns…Started 12 games in each of his final two seasons at Miami earning first-team and honorable mention All-Atlantic Coast Conference honors as a junior and sophomore respectively…Led team in receptions as a junior (40) and ranked second in catches as a sophomore (31)…Also saw time as team’s long snapper.
Attended Wayne (N.J.) Hills HS...Majored in criminology at Miami (Fla.).