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Ed Oliver
Ed  Oliver

Class:
Sophomore

Hometown:
Houston, Texas

High School:
Westfield HS

Height / Weight:
6-3 / 290

Position:
DT


• 2017 Outland Trophy Finalist
• 2017 Nagurski Trophy Finalist
• 2017 Bednarik Award Semifinalist
• 2017 American Defensive Player of the Week (Sept. 11)
• 2017 Associated Press Preseason All-American
• 2017 Sports Illustrated Preseason First Team All-American
• 2017 Walter Camp Watch List
• 2017 Nagurski Trophy Watch List
• 2017 Outland Trophy Watch List
• 2017 Bednarik Award Watch List
• 2017 Maxwell Award Watch List
• 2017 Sporting News Preseason First Team All-American
• 2017 Dave Campbell's All-Texas Preseason Team
• 2017 Dave Campbell's Preseason Best Defensive Lineman
• 2017 Athlon Sports Presason First Team All-American
• 2017 Athlon Sports Preseason AAC First Team
• 2017 Lott Impact Trophy Watch List
• 2016 FWAA Freshman All-American
• 2016 Scout National Freshman of the Year
• 2016 Scout First Team All-American
• 2016 Phil Steele AAC First Team
• 2016 Phil Steele Second Team All-American
• 2016 AFCA Second Team All-American
• 2016 CBS Sports First Team All-American
• 2016 FWAA Second Team All-American
• 2016 ESPN First Team All-American
• 2016 Associated Press First Team All-American
• 2016 Sports Illustrated First Team All-American
• 2016 USA Today First Team All-American
• 2016 Sporting News First Team All-American
• 2016 Bill Willis Award Winner
• American Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year
• American Athletic Conference First Team
• American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (Oct. 17, 2016)
• American Athletic Conference Honor Roll (Sept. 5, 2016)
• 2016 Athlon Sports Preseason AAC Fourth Team

2017: Leads the nation with a career average of 1.48 tackles for loss per game … has totaled 33 tackles for loss in only 21 career games played … despite losing a game to Hurricane Harvey and missing three quarters of another from picking up a knee injury at Temple on Sept. 30 that limited him in the next four games, Oliver is third on the Houston team with 53 tackles, which rank fourth nationally among all defensive tackles and second among all tackles playing on a three-man front … his 10 tackles for loss, seven quarterback hurries and 2.5 sacks all lead the Cougars … has also broken up three passes, blocked a field goal, forced two fumbles and recovered a fumble … Oliver’s 10 tackles for loss also rank second nationally among defensive tackles playing in a three-man front … has recorded multiple tackles for loss in three games this season and now has 11 career games with multiple tackles for loss … constantly double and triple teamed, Oliver has at least five tackles in six of nine games this season … with two forced fumbles this season, Oliver now has five for his career and ranks fifth nationally with a career average of 0.23 forced fumbles per game … his next forced fumble would move him into eighth on the Houston career records chart ... continued his streak of starting every game of his career as he made he has started all nine games this season ... had four tackles, a tackle for loss and a QBH in win vs. ECU (Nov. 4) ... tallied seven tackles, one sack and 2.0 tackles for a loss of 10 yards in win at No. 17 USF (Oct. 28) ...had six tackles, 2.5 for loss and 1.0 sack along with a fumble recovery vs. Memphis (Oct. 19) ... recorded nine tackles, a 0.5 sack and 1.0 tackle for a loss of three yards at Tulsa (Oct. 14) ... had four tackles, one PBU and three QBH in win over SMU (Oct. 7) ... tallied one tackle, but was sidelined most of the game due to injury in win at Temple (Sept. 30) ... had five tackles, a tackle for a loss of five yards and three QBH vs. Texas Tech (Sept. 23) ... totaled six yards and one tackle for loss, while forcing his second fumble of the year in a win over Rice (Sept. 16) ... started opener at Arizona (Sept. 9) ... led team with 11 tackles ... also had 1.5 tackles for loss and a forced fumble, which was recovered by teammate Myres.

2016:
Started all 13 games for Houston as a true freshman ... named First Team All-American by seven national outlets ... led The American and finished second nationally with 23 tackles for loss ... led all defensive linemen nationally with nine pass breakups ... was second nationally among all defensive linemen with 47 solo tackles and was 13th among all defensive linemen nationally with 66 total tackles ... his 66 tackles were second among freshmen in The American, regardless of position, and all freshmen defensive linemen nationally ... had five sacks, which led all freshmen in The American while his nine pass breakups ranked fourth in the league, regardless of position ... led Houston and finished second in The American with three forced fumbles, a number that ranked second nationally among freshmen ... tied a career high with 3.5 tackles for loss in the Las Vegas Bowl ... had six tackles, two sacks for a loss of 22 yards and three tackles for a loss of 24 yards to accompany a forced fumble in a home win vs. No. 3 Louisville ... tallied three tackles, 1.5 for loss of four yards and a pass breakup in a home win vs. Tulane ... had five tackles including 3.5 for a loss in a home win over UCF ... tallied his first career forced fumble, added three tackles, one for a loss, at SMU ... had a career-high 12 tackles, two tackles for loss and two pass breakups in a win over Tulsa ... tallied 11 tackles and 1.5 tackles for loss at Navy ... had five tackles, two pass breakups, a sack and a tackle for a loss in a home win vs. UConn ... had three tackles, 2.5 for a loss of six yards in a win over Lamar ... showed well in his collegiate debut, tallying seven tackles and two sacks for a loss of five yards in a win over No. 3 Oklahoma.

High School: Five-star recruit by ESPN, Rivals, Scout and 247Sports ... No. 1 defensive tackle in the state of Texas by Scout ... No. 1 defensive tackle in the midlands by Scout ... No. 2 defensive tackle nationally by ESPN ... No. 2 player in the state of Texas by ESPN and 247Sports ... No. 3 player in the state of Texas by Rivals ... No. 3 defensive tackle by Scout ... No. 4 overall player nationally by ESPN ... No. 4 defensive tackle by Rivals and 247Sports ... No. 6 overall player nationally by Scout ... named Defensive MVP in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game ... named second team All-American by USA Today ... named the Scout All-Midlands Defensive Player of the Year ... named to USA Today’s All-USA Texas Football first team ... named all-district 15-6A in 2015 ... named to the Houston Chronicle’s 2016 Top 100 list ... ranked the No. 1 player in the Houston area by VYPE Houston ... recorded 83 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, nine sacks, two forced fumbles and an interception as a senior ... had 84 tackles and seven sacks as a junior to earn district 15-6A MVP honors ... had 62 tackles, including 14 for loss, and one fumble recovery as a sophomore to earn district 13-5A Defensive Newcomer of the Year award ... chose Houston over Alabama, Baylor, LSU, Mississippi, Notre Dame, Oklahoma, Texas and Texas A&M among others ... coached by Matt Meekins at Westfield HS.

Personal:
Younger brother of senior Marcus Oliver.

Ed Oliver's Career Bests:

Tackles: 12, Tulsa (2016)
Tackles for Loss: 3.5, vs. San Diego State (2016)
Sacks: 2.0, twice, last vs. Louisville (2016)
Tackles for loss: 3.5, UCF (2016)
Forced Fumble: 1, 5x, last vs. Memphis (2017)
PBU: 2, 3x, last vs. Louisville (2016)
QBH: 3, twice, last vs. SMU (2017)

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