Veteran half-insert Greg Olsen has retired from the NFL to become an analyst.
Olsen broke the news on Sunday, ending a 14-year NFL career to join the FOX Network analyst group.
The 35-year-old Olsen was the first fullback in history to have three consecutive 1,000-yard seasons. He played for the Chicago Bears, the Carolina Panthers and the Seattle Seahawks.
“I’m proud of what I’ve been able to accomplish in the NFL, the connections I’ve had and everything the sport has given me,” said Olsen. Sometimes our time comes and mine in the NFL has ended. I am excited about this new chapter in my life. ”
Selected in the first round by the Bears in the 2007 draft, Olsen spent the first four seasons of his career with them before being traded to the Panthers. It was one of the best deals in the history of the Carolina team.
In nine seasons with the Panthers, Olsen took part in three Pro Bowls and one Super Bowl. He caught 524 balls for gains of 6,463 yards and 39 touchdowns.
Olsen played last season with the Seahawks, making 24 catches for a touchdown. In his career, he made 742 receptions for gains of 8,683 yards with 60 touchdowns.