College Football Star Announces He’s Skipping Team’s Bowl Game

first_imgAerial view of the half-time show at the 1984 Rose Bowl Game between UCLA and Illinois.Aerial view of the half-time show at the 1984 Rose Bowl Game between UCLA and Illinois, Pasadena, California, January 2, 1984. UCLA won the game, 45 – 9. (Photo by Hulton Archive/Getty Images)A college football star has announced that he’ll be skipping his team’s bowl game in order to focus on his future in the NFL.Houston star defensive tackle Ed Oliver officially announced that he’ll be passing on the Cougars’ bowl game.The All-American announced his decision with a statement.“When I first set foot on campus, I knew one day I would be leaving the University of Houston football program so that I could realize a dream of playing at the next level,” Oliver said in a statement. “Well today is that day. After serious consideration, I have decided not to play in the 2018 bowl game, so that I can immediately begin training for the upcoming draft. Thanks to the University of Houston, the entire coaching staff and my teammates for their 100 percent support. It means a lot to me. To all the fans, thank you for your relentless support. Forever I will be a Coog! Go Coogs!”Excited for the next chapter— Ed Oliver (@Edoliver_11) November 30, 2018Oliver is a potential top-five pick in the 2019 NFL Draft.The star defensive tackle has dealt with some injuries at the end of the regular season, so this decision comes as no surprise.last_img read more

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