Houston Oliver excelled at high school football, earning offers from premier programs like Alabama, Texas A&M and Oklahoma. As part of TCU this season he proved an unstoppable force on its defensive line.
Oliver in his reply memorandum alleges that the court violated his Sixth Amendment rights by failing to disclose the identity of the informant responsible for leading up to his arrest. This claim lacks merit.
Early Life and Education
Oliver was raised in South Florida, immersed in an active regimen of jazz, ballet, diving, gymnastics and karate. At age 7, after seeing Miami City Ballet’s Nutcracker production – which introduced him to Tchaikovsky and ballet – Oliver decided he’d follow this passion onstage and decided a career path was worth exploring.
He has performed classical and contemporary works by George Balanchine, Jiri Kylian, Stanton Welch AM and Jerome Robbins in an expansive repertoire that ranges from classical ballets such as La Fille mal Gardee by Sir Frederick Ashton to Stanton Welch AM’s Cinderella by Stanton Welch AM. Some of his signature roles are playing Alain in Sir Frederick Ashton’s La Fille mal Gardee and an overshadowed stepsister in Stanton Welch AM’s Cinderella.
Houston Oliver Jr is survived by his son Houston Oliver III and mother Debbie Maze; brothers Jalon Cooks and DaJay Cooks, aunts Bessie Oliver and Joanne Oliver as well as other family members will miss him greatly.
Oliver has proven to be an exceptional student of softball. His leadership and coaching capabilities are evident as he seeks to bring ECU’s softball program to new heights both academically and athletically.
Oliver already made history last season as the first underclassmen interior lineman to win the Outland Trophy and also become one of the youngest consensus All-Americans.
Oliver is an exceptional pass rusher with the ideal mix of speed and power, but must work on his counter moves in order to evade being directed back by a superior center or guard when their initial efforts fail.
Achievement and Honors
Houston Oliver will always be remembered fondly by family and friends as a caring son brother friend and father who never hesitated to support those around him, helping them be their best. A true gentleman with an infectious laugh always found ways to put a smile on people’s faces; Houston Oliver truly was an ethereal soul throughout his lifetime.
Oliver excelled as a defensive tackle for the Cougars. As a sophomore, he earned second-team FWAA All-American status with six sacks, 14.5 tackles for loss, two forced fumbles and an easy fumble recovery – not bad stats for someone still young!
He was honored as a Rotary International Paul Harris Fellow and served on several committee assignments within his four-state district. Additionally, he served on the boards of directors of The Broken Arrow Historical Society Foundation, Vision 2025 Downtown Revitalization Project and Oral Roberts University at Broken Arrow.
Oliver was an exceptional individual who knew exactly what he wanted from life and set about accomplishing it. He had strong senses of honor, loyalty, and respect – qualities which will be sorely missed by his loved ones.
On an afternoon in late March, scores of friends and family crowded into the University of Houston’s indoor practice facility – a cavernous white warehouse featuring plush turf fields. All 32 NFL teams had coaches or scouts present.
Oliver is a fierce competitor on the football field. However, his unique qualities distinguish him as he’s not shy to express himself and has no issues speaking his mind – not to mention being nonconformist with no poker face – making it clear any question he doesn’t wish to answer will get no respect whatsoever.
He generates revenue through album sales, features, tours, merchandise sales, brand promotions, merchandising sales and online streaming services such as Apple Music and Spotify.
Oliver, 25, signed a four-year deal with the Bills shortly after being selected in the first round of 2019 NFL draft. That puts him alongside defensive tackles Kenny Clark and Cameron Heyward although their salaries won’t have reached his until later in his career.
Westfield High School defensive tackle Austin Taylor built up quite the reputation during his senior season when he recorded 83 tackles and nine sacks – an outstanding showing that garnered him offers from powerhouse schools such as Alabama, Florida and LSU.