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Stella Maris Presents Chris Greisen iCal

Wednesday, May 28 2014 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM

Topic:  Who am I...Really?  How to live a Christian life in a secular world.

Sturgeon Bay native Chris Greisen, as QB of his HS football team, led them to the D3 State finals as a senior in 1993.  He then earned a scholarship to Northwest Missouri State University, where he became a two time All-American QB and a three time Academic All-Conference player.  His senior year, Greisen was named the DII College Football Player of the Year, after leading his team to a 15-0 record and a National Championship.

He was drafted by the Arizona Cardinals in the seventh round of the 1999 NFL Draft and played four years in the NFL.  He then traveled the world, stopping in Dusseldorf, Germany, to play with the Rhein Fire of the NFL Europe League.  Greisen then detoured through the Arena Football League where in six seasons (four starting), he shattered franchise and league passing records and currently holds all-time single season records in touchdown passes (117), passing yardage (5,1146), and completion percentage (74%).  Greisen was named Offensive Player of the Year in 2007 (media) and 2010.

In 2009 and 2010, Greisen was a member of the Florida Tuskers of the United Football League where he began as a backup QB behind the league’s MVP, Brooks Bollinger.  He got his first outdoor start of his long professional career in his second year with the Tuskers and went on the lead the team to three consecutive wins and a berth in the league Championship game.  He played two more seasons in the UFL as the starting QB of Virginia Destroyers, leading the league in total Offense and winning the 2011 Championship.

As a result of Greisen’s solid performance, strong leadership, and extraordinary perseverance, the Dallas Cowboys signed him to their active roster the last week of the 2010 season and again the end of the 2011 season.  It had been 9 years since he had been on an active roster in the NFL, an unofficial record.

Greisen is now a teacher/coach at Notre Dame Academy in Green Bay, teaching theology and math.  He is married to his high school sweetheart, Shannon, and they’ve been blessed with four wonderful children.


February 2016

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