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Post-season awards flow for Cougar Ed Oliver

DEFENDER NEWS NETWORK — No one nationally will receive more accolades than University of Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver, the Cougars’ first three-time All-American in program history.

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Houston defensive tackle Ed Oliver (10) celebrates after making a stop during the first half of an NCAA college football game against South Florida Saturday, Oct. 28, 2017, in Tampa, Fla. (Photo by Phelan M. Ebenhack)

By Max Edison

Now that the college football season has concluded it’s time for post-season honors. No one nationally will receive more accolades than University of Houston defensive lineman Ed Oliver, the Cougars’ first three-time All-American in program history.

The talented junior has already announced his intention to enter the 2019 NFL draft. He was recently named an All-American by the Football Writers Association of America. It’s the second consecutive year he has been a first-team member.

In addition, the Houston native, who played high school ball at Westfield, earned All-America honors from the Sporting News and the WalterCamp Football Foundation for the third consecutive year.

Oliver, a consensus All-American in 2017, was the first underclassman in the history of the Outland Trophy to win the award as a sophomore.

Throughout his career at UH, Oliver, who is 6-feet-3 and 292 pounds, has been a one-man wrecking crew. He led all defensive linemen in the American with an average of 6.75 tackles per game, despite playing in only eight games. He is projected as a top-five pick in the upcoming draft.

This article originally appeared in the Defender News Network

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