Nick Greisen

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Nick Greisen
No. 54, 55, 59
Personal information
Born: (1979-08-10) August 10, 1979 (age 40)
Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:242 lb (110 kg)
Career information
High school:Sturgeon Bay (WI)
NFL Draft:2002 / Round: 5 / Pick: 152
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Forced fumbles:5
Player stats at

Nick A. Greisen (/ˈɡrsən/ GRY-sən; born August 10, 1979) is a former American football linebacker. He was drafted by the New York Giants in the fifth round of the 2002 NFL Draft. He played college football at Wisconsin.

Greisen has also played for the Jacksonville Jaguars, Baltimore Ravens and Denver Broncos. He is the younger brother of NFL quarterback Chris Greisen.

Early years[edit]

Greisen was born and raised in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.

College career[edit]

Greisen played college football at Wisconsin. He finished his career with 337 tackles, 11 sacks and five interceptions. As a senior, he started every single game and finished with a career-high 167 tackles. This earned him All-Big Ten Conference first-team honors. He majored in agricultural business.

Professional career[edit]

New York Giants[edit]

Greisen was originally a fifth round (152nd pick overall) draft choice by the New York Giants of the NFL in the 2002 NFL Draft, as a linebacker out of the University of Wisconsin–Madison. Adept at both weakside and middle linebacker, Greisen has been a spot starter, special teamer, and consistent backup. He made over 75 tackles in both the 2004 and 2005 campaigns, and has forced four sacks and five fumbles to date.

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Greisen was signed by the Jacksonville Jaguars on April 28, 2006 and played one season with the team posting 82 tackles and his first career interception on September 10 versus the Dallas Cowboys. He was released in September 2007.

Baltimore Ravens[edit]

On September 19, 2007, Greisen signed with the Ravens. On March 13, 2008 the Ravens re-signed him to a three-year, $4 million contract. The deal includes a $1 million signing bonus. On July 1, 2008, he was the youngest player to receive a vote from ESPN.COM's coach's poll for the smartest players. At 28, Greisen (one vote) joined teammates Ed Reed (three votes) and Ray Lewis (second place with four votes) on the list, which was led by Zach Thomas (six votes).

Greisen was released by the Ravens on March 12, 2009, saving the team $400,000 in salary cap space.[1]

Denver Broncos[edit]

On April 28, 2009, Greisen signed a one-year contract with the Denver Broncos. He was placed on season-ending injured reserve with a knee injury on August 4.[2]

He was released on August 12, 2010.

Omaha Nighthawks[edit]

Greisen was signed by the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League on September 8, 2010.[3]


  1. ^ Hensley, Jamison. "Ravens release Greisen after 2 seasons," The Baltimore Sun, Friday, March 13, 2009.
  2. ^ Denver Post Missing or empty |title= (help)
  3. ^ "UFL Transactions". United Football League. 2010-09-08. Retrieved 2010-09-08.

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