LONDON, ENGLAND - OCTOBER 13: Greg Olsen of Carolina Panthers points to the crowd during the NFL game between Carolina Panthers and Tampa Bay Buccaneers at Tottenham Hotspur Stadium on October 13, 2019 in London, England. (Photo by Naomi Baker/Getty Images)

New Jersey native Greg Olsen is now an Emmy winner.Β 

The former Carolina Panthers tight end, and current NFL analyst for Fox Sports, Olsen was named Outstanding Personality and Emerging Talent by the National Academy of Television Arts and Sciences (NATAS) at the 44th Annual Sports Emmy’s.

Olsen just wrapped up calling his first Super Bowl alongside fellow New Jerseyian Kevin Burkhardt. Olsen grew up in Paterson, New Jersey, and went to high school at Wayne Hills, before playing college ball at Miami (Florida). Olsen went on to have a NFL playing career as a tight end with the Chicago Bears, Carolina Panthers and Seattle Seahawks.

Olsen’s Emmy win is one of nine Emmy’s for Fox Sports. The network was tied with ESPN for the most Sports Emmy victories.

Let’s look at some other notable winners!

  • Mike Breen - Outstanding Play-By-Play/Personality

    New York Knicks and NBA on ESPN play-by-play voice Mike Breen took home the Emmy for Outstanding Personality/Play-By-Play last night. Breen was busy calling the Nuggets-Lakers series when the awards were taking place. Breen, a New York native, who attended school at Fordham, has been calling NBA games for 31 years.

  • Mike Tirico - Outstanding Personality/ Show Host

    A Whitestone, New York native, who cut his broadcasting chops at Syracuse, Mike Tirico was given the Outstanding Personality/Show Host award for his work on NBC and the Golf Channel. Since leaving his Monday Night Football gig at ESPN, Tirico has become Mr. NBC as both a studio host on Sunday Night Football to later the play-by-play voice of SNF. He is also the studio host for NBC’s golf and Kentucky Derby and Preakness coverage.

  • Peyton Manning - Outstanding Personality/Event Analyst

    What can you say about Peyton Manning. We all know him for his Hall of Fame pro football career as quarterback of the Indianapolis Colts and Denver Broncos. He always had that comedic timing that would make him an easy presence on television. It’s work out to a T as the co-host on the Manning cast with his brother Super Bowl Champion, and future Hall of Famer Eli Manning.

  • MLB on Fox - Outstanding Playoff Coverage

    Fox Sports was recognized for “Outstanding Coverage” of the 2022 NLCS between the Philadelphia Phillies and San Diego Padres.Β  The Phillies won that series in five games, and while Joe Davis and John Smoltz are the leads to the program there are hundreds if not thousands of names that contributed to Fox’s top notch coverage of Major League Baseball’s postseason.

  • NFL on FOX - Outstanding Weekly Show

    The NFL on Fox captured the Emmy for Outstanding Weekly Show. The combination of Curt Menefee, Terry Bradshaw, Howie Long, Michael Strahan, and Jimmy Johnson has been a winning combination for many years. While some of the faces have changed on the desk, Bradshaw, Long and Johnson have been virtual mainstays since the very beginning in 1994. It’s hard to believe they’ll be commemorating 30 seasons this fall.

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