|No. 54, 55, 59|
|Date of birth:August 10, 1979|
|Place of birth: Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin|
|NFL Draft: 2002 / Round: 5 / Pick: 152|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|* New York Giants ( 2002– 2005)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|* First-team All-Big Ten (2001)|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Nick A. Greisen (// 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 was born and raised in Sturgeon Bay, Wisconsin.
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.
New York Giants
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.
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.
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).
He was released on August 12, 2010.
- Hensley, Jamison. "Ravens release Greisen after 2 seasons," The Baltimore Sun, Friday, March 13, 2009.
- Denver Post. http://blogs.denverpost.com/broncos/2009/08/04/greisens-season-over/.
- "UFL Transactions". OurSportsCentral.com. United Football League. 2010-09-08. http://www.oursportscentral.com/services/releases/?id=4088285. Retrieved 2010-09-08.