Oliver headed to the Chargers

SAN DIEGO, CA (WIVB)–University at Buffalo’s former running back, Branden Oliver, is headed out west. On Tuesday Oliver agreed to a two-year deal with the San Diego Chargers despite the fact that Oliver had a rookie mini-camp tryout with the Indianapolis Colts

Oliver told news 4 sports Lauren Brill, “It’s a great feeling to just know that I get to do something I have already desired and have fun with.”

At 5’8 Oliver will be among the shorter running backs in the league. His height never stopped him at the collegiate level. Oliver broke several records during his tenure at UB including the all-time rushing record (4,049 yards) and the single-season rushing record (1,535 yards).

Oliver said, “There is nothing like working hard for something you desire, and I’ll keep working.

WIVB.com provides commenting to allow for constructive discussion on the stories we cover. In order to comment here, you acknowledge you have read and agreed to our Terms of Service. Commenters who violate these terms, including use of vulgar language or racial slurs, will be banned. Please be respectful of the opinions of others. If you see an inappropriate comment, please flag it for our moderators to review. Note: Comments containing links are not allowed.

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s