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Branden Oliver - NFL Draft Profile

Position #1: Halfback    Position #2: Return Specialist
Jersey: #32    Height: 5'7 1/2"
School: Buffalo Bulls    Weight: 202 lbs.
Class: Redshirt Senior    40 Time: 4.52
Birthdate: 5/7/1991    Current Age: 22
Draft Year Age: 23

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.
NFL Combine Invite:Hasn't accepted an invite to the NFL combine.

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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Branden Oliver Rushing Statistics

Season Team GP Car Yards YPC TD CPG RYPG
2013 Buffalo 12 310 1535 4.95 15 25.83 127.92
2012 Buffalo 8 148 821 5.55 5 18.50 102.63
2011 Buffalo 12 306 1395 4.56 13 25.50 116.25
2010 Buffalo 10 102 298 2.92 0 10.20 29.80

Branden Oliver Receiving Statistics

Season Team GP Rec Yards YPC TD RPG RYPG
2013 Buffalo 12 25 173 6.92 1 2.08 14.42
2012 Buffalo 8 7 25 3.57 0 0.88 3.13
2011 Buffalo 12 38 365 9.61 0 3.17 30.42
2010 Buffalo 10 5 92 18.40 0 0.50 9.20

* Mouse over the column name abbreviations to see the full name of the column.

Dream Draft Statistics

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Hindsight Draft Stats

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