Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Olsen Gets Ready for a Close Shave

Newspaper article The Record (Bergen County, NJ)

Olsen Gets Ready for a Close Shave

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SAN JOSE, Calif. - To the dismay of some fans, Greg Olsen has yet to come up with a name for his beard, which has garnered plenty of attention in advance of Super Bowl 50.

The two-time Pro Bowl tight end for the Panthers and former Wayne Hills All-American has a secret to share: The countdown until he can shave again is on.

"I'm ready for this beard to go," Olsen said. "I'm counting the days. I'm not usually a beard guy. For anyone who knows me, I'm usually relatively cleanshaven most times. But what happened was, all of a sudden, you start the season cleanshaven and next thing you know, as long as we're winning, you can't get a haircut, you can't shave.

"Everyone knows the drill, and next thing you know, you're 4-0, you're 6-0, 8-0, and next thing you know it's Christmas, [and] we haven't lost a game yet. …

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