Bobby Jack Oliver

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Bobby Jack Oliver
Date of birth: (1936-01-09)January 9, 1936
Place of birth: Abilene, Texas
Date of death: December 15, 2012(2012-12-15) (aged 76)
Place of death: Dallas, Texas
Career information
Status: Retired
CFL status: International
Position(s): DT
Height: 6 ft 2 in (188 cm)
Weight: 265 lb (120 kg)
College: Baylor
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21
Drafted by: Chicago Cardinals
Organizations
As player:
1958-1960
1961-1963
1964
1964
Toronto Argonauts
Montreal Alouettes
Edmonton Eskimos
Hamilton Tiger-Cats
Career highlights and awards
CFL East All-Star: 1961, 1962
Awards: 1961 - Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy

Bobby Jack Oliver (January 9, 1936 - December 15, 2012) was an American award winning Canadian Football League defensive tackle.[1]

Graduating from Baylor University, Oliver was a second round pick of the Chicago Cardinals in the 1958 NFL Draft. He chose to play in the CFL, starting a 3 year stint with the Toronto Argonauts in 1958. He intercepted 2 passes for the Double Blue and in 1961 was traded to the Montreal Alouettes, along with Paul Fedor and linebacker Ron Brewer, for defensive end Doug McNichol and tackle Billy Shipp.[2]

Oliver enjoyed his greatest success as a Lark, being named an all-star in 1961 and 1962, and winning the Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy as the CFL East MVP.[3] He added kicking to his repertoire, scoring 103 points and punting 22 times.

In 1964 he was traded to the Hamilton Tiger-Cats, where he played 2 games; his contract was promptly sold to the Edmonton Eskimos, where he finished the season and his career.

Oliver married Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Trentham on June 4, 1954; settled in Texas, they have two grown children and one deceased.[4]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Bobby Jack Oliver Sr. Obituary: View Bobby Oliver's Obituary by Dallas Morning News". Legacy.com. Retrieved 2013-03-19. 
  2. ^ [1] CFLAPEDIA entry - Bobby Jack Oliver
  3. ^ Eastern Grid Honours Grabbed by Alouettes, Saskatoon Star-Phoenix, 4 November 1961
  4. ^ [2] Bobby Jack Oliver - Smoky Mountain Ancestral Quest