Oliver earns more preseason honors ahead of final season
Junior defensive lineman Ed Oliver earned his second All-American honor of the preseason Monday as the hype around Oliver’s final season at UH continues to build.
Oliver was a finalist for the Heisman Trophy last season and was the only defender on the NFL’s 18 front-runners this year.
Sports Illustrated named Oliver the top player in all of college football last week to add even more expectations onto the defensive tackle.
Houston starts the season against Rice on September 1, 11 a.m. at Rice Stadium. Last year, the Cougars defeated the Owls 38-3, and Oliver had six tackles.