Ed Oliver Biography
Ed Oliver is an American footballer born on 12th December 1997 in Houston, Texas. He plays as defensive tackle for the Houston Cougars. During his freshman year in the University of Houston he won the Bill Willis Trophy becoming the first freshman to win the award.
Ed Oliver Age
He born on 12th December 1997 in Houston, Texas.
Ed Oliver Height and Weight
He is 6 feet 3 inches tall and weighs 291 pounds.
Ed Oliver Brother
He has an older brother, Marcus Oliver, who is also a football player , In 2015 he was a red shirt freshman offensive lineman for Houston. At the time Ed committed to the University of Houston he said his brother was a big factor in decision making.
Ed Oliver High School
Oliver attended Westfield High School in Houston. As a junior he had 84 tackles and seven sacks and 83 tackles, nine sacks and an interception as a senior. In Oliver’s senior season, Westfield went 11–1 into the 2015 UIL playoffs, where they lost 28–21 in the Area final to later state runner-up Austin Lake Travis.
By the end of his high school career he was rated as a consensus five-star recruit and was ranked among the top players in his class. He became the first five-star recruit in history to commit to a school outside the Power Five conferences after he committed to University of Houston.
Ed Oliver Houston
In 2012 he became an immediate starter in his true freshman year. He recorded 60 tackles and five sacks during the all 12 games during the regular season. He was the first freshman to win the Bill Willis Trophy. He was selected to the Walter Camp All-America first team in 2017.
Ed Oliver Mock Draft | NFL
In January 2019 he was projected to be taken at the bottom of the top 10 in the NFL Draft anywhere from No. 4 to No. 14 by most mock drafts. Oliver was once considered a possible No. 1 pick (or at least a top-5 selection).
Ed Oliver Major Applewhite | Jacket
On 15th November 2018 Ed Oliver missed his fourth straight game and during the first half of that game, coach Major Applewhite told Oliver to take off a black jacket that was reserved for players who were dressed out to play. They got into a shouting match but on 16th November they both issued statements regarding the incident.
“Ed is a passionate human being, and that is why he is the best player in the country. Last night was not indicative of his character and it was a passionate moment within our program. We can, and we will, both learn from this situation as we move forward together,” Applewhite said.
“Last night is not who I am, I’m very passionate about the game of football and last night there was a misunderstanding. I was caught in an emotional moment. I have the utmost respect for Coach Applewhite and I appreciate the support of Coach Applewhite and my teammates during this time. I love my brothers, my team and my city and I’m looking forward to moving forward with them together. Go Coogs!” Ed Oliver said.
Houston defensive star Ed Oliver appears to angrily confront coach Major Applewhite after being told to remove his jacket pic.twitter.com/axbg7YR6ND
— CBS Sports HQ (@CBSSportsHQ) November 16, 2018
Ed Oliver Injury
In October 2018 he suffered a knee injury during a game against Navy and due to the injury he missed four games while recovering. In the early November during the game against SMU he tried playing although he suffered a setback. On 23rd November he re-aggravated the knee as he tried playing.
Weird situation unfolding in Memphis … Houston DT/prospective Top 10 pick Ed Oliver came back today. Played first half. Hasn’t played at all in the second half — broadcast team says they weren’t given a reason. Cameras just caught him getting emotional on the sideline. pic.twitter.com/FqaZXy6qbG
— Albert Breer (@AlbertBreer) November 23, 2018
On postgame radio, Major Applewhite says Ed Oliver’s knee began to bother him.
— Joseph Duarte (@Joseph_Duarte) November 23, 2018