|No. 91 - Buffalo Bills|
|Born:||December 12, 1997|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||287 lb (130 kg)|
|High school:||Westfield (Houston, Texas)|
|NFL Draft:||2019 / Round: 1 / Pick: 9|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2020|
|Player stats at NFL.com · PFR|
Edward Oliver (born December 12, 1997) is an American football defensive tackle for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Houston, and was drafted by the Bills in the first round of the 2019 NFL Draft.
Oliver attended Westfield High School in Houston. Oliver had 83 tackles, nine sacks and an interception as a senior and 84 tackles and seven sacks as a junior. 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.
Oliver was rated as a consensus five-star recruit and was ranked among the top players in his class. Oliver committed to play college football at the University of Houston, becoming the first recruit rated by ESPN as a five-star to commit to a school outside the Power Five conferences.
Oliver became an immediate starter his true freshman year at Houston in 2016. He started all 12 games during the regular season, recording 60 tackles and five sacks. He was named the winner of the Bill Willis Trophy, becoming the first freshman to win the award.
Following his junior year in 2018, Oliver decided to forgo his senior year and enter the 2019 NFL Draft.
|Height||Weight||Arm length||Hand size||Vertical jump||Broad jump||Wonderlic|
|6 ft 1+7⁄8 in
|10 ft 0 in
|All values from NFL Combine|
On March 5, 2018, before the start of his junior year, Oliver announced that he already intended to forgo his final year of eligibility and enter the 2019 NFL Draft. In May 2018, ESPN draft analyst Todd McShay projected Oliver to go No. 1 overall in the 2019 draft.
In week 7 against the Miami Dolphins, Oliver recorded his first career sack on Ryan Fitzpatrick in the 31-21 win. In week 13 against the Dallas Cowboys on Thanksgiving Day, Oliver recorded two sacks on quarterback Dak Prescott, including a strip sack recovered by teammate Trent Murphy that set up a Bills touchdown in the 26-15 win. Oliver was named the Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week for his performance in Dallas. He finished his rookie season with 5 sacks and 43 combined tackles.
On May 16, 2020, Oliver was arrested in Houston on charges of driving while intoxicated and unlawfully carrying a weapon and held in Montgomery County Jail before posting bail the next day. The charges were dismissed in July due to lack of evidence. Later reflecting on the arrest, Oliver stated that he felt "violated" and recorded a 0.00% on his Breathalyzer test.