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.