As if Greg Olsen and his wife donating $289,000 to the Levin Children’s Hospital in Charlotte a month ago were not enough, the Carolina Panthers tight end decided to help out the North Carolina community once again in a more subtle way.
Olsen was seen standing with an elderly man who was involved in an accident in Charlotte on Monday. The professional football player waited with the man until the proper authorities arrived at the scene.
“Just was making sure he was OK ’til (the) cops got there,” Olsen told the Observer via text message. “Not a big deal.”
Obviously, the 28-year-old is going to downplay the incident, especially when it was not a huge deal what he did. With that being said, Olsen did not have to make sure the elderly man was feeling fine, especially since many people would not get out of their car to help. It was a small gesture that speaks volumes about who Olsen is as a person.
Olsen dominated on the gridiron last season when he posted career highs across the board. He hauled in 69 receptions for 843 yards and five touchdowns. In fact, his overall numbers make him one of the more productive tight ends in the league last year.
It certainly has to make fans feel good to know that not only is Olsen a great player for the Panthers but he appears to be an even better human being. Hopefully, he can continue to be a great asset to the organization on and off the field.