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Branden Oliver NFL Draft Profile

Position #1: Halfback    Position #2: Return Specialist
Jersey: #32    Height: 5'6 1/2"
School: Buffalo Bulls    Weight: 208 lbs.
Class: Redshirt Senior    40 Time: 4.62
Birthdate: 5/7/1991    Current Age: 26
Draft Year Age: 23

Signed By: Indianapolis Colts - Undrafted Free Agent 2014

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Combine/Pro Day Results
Event Hand Arm Wing 40 10 BP BJ VJ 3C SS20 XP SQD M40 M10
Pro Day -- -- -- 4.62 1.56 26 9'9" 33.5 7.04 4.22 69 0.40 746.94 553.02

General Notes

Senior Bowl Invite:Hasn't accepted an invite to the Senior Bowl.
East/West Shrine Invite:Hasn't accepted an invite to the East/West Shrine Game.

Oliver is a short and compact downhill runner. He runs with great pad level and forward lean, which allows him to pinball off of defenders and get lots of yards after initial contact. He doesn't shy away from contact, always looking to finish his runs and fight for the tough extra yards. Don't let his tenacity fool you though. He's just as proficient to run around defenders as he is to run through them.

Oliver has a great stutter step and spin move. Can stop and start on a dime. He has the patience to let plays develop and let the holes open up in front of him. He is very explosive to and through the hole. He gets downhill in a hurry, making one cut, planting his foot and exploding up field. He also excels receiving the ball (38 rec, 365 yards, 9.6 ypc) out of the backfield, especially in the screen game.

Can Branden replicate his 2011 production? Will he declare early? How will he fare against the big bad SEC Georgia Bulldogs in the season opener?

Name: Goes by "Bo" after his initials. Earned the nickname the "Bodozer" from Nick Mendola.


  1. Played in and started all 12 games.
  2. Played in and started 10 games.
  3. Redshirted.


  1. Named to Doak Walker Award, Maxwell Award, and Walter Camp Award preseason watch lists.
  2. First-team All-MAC selection.

Known Injuries:

  1. Missed last 2 games of the season after suffering a shoulder injury against Ball St.

Bloodlines: Cousin of NFL Wide Receiver Roscoe Parrish.

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