Bobby Jack Oliver
|Date of birth||January 9, 1936|
|Place of birth||Abilene, Texas|
|Date of death||December 15, 2012(aged 76)|
|Place of death||Dallas, Texas|
|Height||6 ft 2 in (188 cm)|
|Weight||265 lb (120 kg)|
|NFL draft||1958 / Round: 2 / Pick: 21|
|Drafted by||Chicago Cardinals|
|CFL East All-Star||1961, 1962|
|Awards||1961 - Jeff Russel Memorial Trophy|
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.
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. He added kicking to his repertoire, scoring 103 points and punting 22 times.
Oliver married Elizabeth Ann "Betty" Trentham on June 4, 1954; settled in Texas, they have two grown children and one deceased.
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