2014 Dave Campbell's Preseason All-Texas Second Team
2014 Phil Steele's Preseason AAC First Team
2014 Athlon Sports Preseason AAC Second Team
2011 Conference USA All-Freshman Team
Started all 13 games for Houston at linebacker ... team's leading tackler with 134 stops ... second in The American Athletic Conference and 12th nationally with an average of 10.3 tackles per game ... second among linebackers in The American and led Houston with 13 tackles for loss ... collected 10 or more tackles in eight games ... had a Houston season-best 16 tackles against BYU, one of seven games this season with at least 11 stops ... had solo sacks against Temple and BYU with a half sack at Louisville ... forced fumbles against Temple and Memphis ... recovered a fumble against UTSA ... broke up a pass vs. SMU.
A reserve linebacker ... saw action in 11 games ... had multiple tackles in four games as he finished the season with 11 stops.
Named to the Conference USA All-Freshman team ... Played in all 12 games, starting the final three ... Made his collegiate debut against Texas State during the season opener ... Tied for game-high honors with 11 tackles against the Bobcats ... Totaled five tackles, including two solo stops against MSU ... Had six tackles, including two solos and 1.5 for a loss against UCF ... Made first career start against Tulsa totaling 15 tackles, including three solo stops and an assisted sack for a 2-yard loss and an assisted tackle for a 1-yard loss ... Led the team for the second straight week with 12 tackles and one tackle for loss at Southern Miss ... Posted seven tackles and two fumble recoveries in the season finale at Texas Tech.
Three-year letterman at Langham Creek High ... Three-star recruit by Rivals.com ... No. 56 linebacker by Rivals.com ... Named First-Team All-District by Houston Chronicle ... Selected Second-Team All-Greater Houston by TexasPrepInsider.com ... Set a school record with 27 tackles in a game ... Recorded 95 tackles with 10 for a loss and six sacks as a senior in 2009 ... Posted 131 tackles with nine sacks and a pair of interceptions as a junior in 2008 ... Finished with 115 tackles, including eight sacks, as a sophomore in 2007... Member of the Honor Roll and the Team Leadership Club.
Full name is Efrem Oliphant... Born March 27, 1991, in Houston... son of Debbie Hayward... majoring in kinesiology-sports management.
EfremOliphant's Career Bests
Tackles: 16, BYU (2013)
Tackles for Loss: 2, 5x, last vs. Cincinnati (2013)
Sacks:1, 2x, last vs. BYU (2013)
Fumbles Forced: 1, 2x, last vs. Memphis (2013)
Fumble Recovered: 2, Texas Tech (2010)
PBU: 1, SMU (2013)