Olin George Kreutz is the current starting center for the NFL’s Chicago Bears. Kreutz played college football for the Pac-10’s University of Washington where he earned conference honors in his junior season. He used to play football under the guidance of coach, Jim Lambright. After that season, he went into the 1998 NFL Draft. The Chicago Bears selected him in round three; he was the 64th pick overall.
From 2001 through 2006, Kreutz has been selected to each Pro Bowl and he’s been a five-time All-Pro (2001, 2004, 2005, 2006 and 2007). Since 1999, Kreutz has played in 95 of 96 regular season games. At six feet two inches, Olin weighs 292 lbs.
He’s smart, tough and intense and possesses fine technical skills and great leadership qualities. He’s excellent in developing screens and blocks well on sweeps. A bit undersized, Kreutz can be outplayed by larger nose tackles. At times, his on-field temper can cause problems.