AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-Enters the fall atop the depth chart at placekicker; he missed the last portion of spring practice due to a chronic shoulder issue, but was deadly before he was sidelined. He made good of 9-of-10 kicks in three main spring scrimmages (he sat out the spring game), with a long of 58 and the average distance of his makes covering 48.6 yards - his miss was from 60 and it was wide left, not short.
2011 (Fr.)-He saw action in 12 games, setting a school record for the most points scored (62) by a freshman in CU history, besting the old mark by 10 points (Mason Crosby scored 52 in 2003). He also set frosh school marks for field goals made (11) and attempted (16) while making good on 29-of-31 PAT kicks. In just his second game, Oliver was named one of the three "Stars of the Week" by the Lou Groza Award, as he kicked four field goals and three extra points in CU's 36-33 overtime loss to California. He nailed a 32-yarder to send the game into overtime in the final minute, made a 22-yarder to account for CU's OT scoring, and in the first half, made good on a 52-yard kick that was the longest by a freshman in CU history and the longest in the nation by a true freshman in 2011 (the second-longest by any freshman and just one of three of 50 yards or longer by all frosh; it tied for the 22nd longest in the nation and the third longest in the Pac-12 in 2011). He opened 6-of-6 in field goal attempts, the first player at Colorado to make his first six field goals in a career in a single season (old mark was five by Crosby in 2003). He missed out tying the record for the most consecutive made field goals to start a Buff career (7, by Jeremy Flores, over two seasons, 2000-01); his seventh try was blocked by Washington State as the right side of the FG/PAT unit was overrun on the attempt. He bounced back to make two 48-yard efforts, however, and the average distance of his 11 makes were 37.2 yards. He also made his first 22 career PAT tries before missing wide left against Arizona, though that miss was aided by winds gusting to 60 miles per hour. While just 6-of-10 on field goals inside 40 yards as the four misses were all blocked, he was a very impressive 5-of-6 outside of 40 yards. He became just the seventh true freshman to attempt a placekick in Colorado history, joining Tim Mangnall (1976), Tom Field (1979), Ken Culbertson (1986), Eric Hannah (1987), Mason Crosby (2003) and Justin Castor (2010); he joined Field and Crosby as the only ones to play in the season opener.
HIGH SCHOOL-As a senior, he was ranked the No. 31 kicker in the nation by ESPN, No. 5 from California; kicking "guru" Chris Sailer ranked him as the No. 12 kicking prospect in the country when he was named first-team All-Mission League as a kicker and first-team All-Area as a punter. As a junior, he was a first-team All-Del Ray League performer before his school switched league affiliations. In his prep career, he connected on 18-of-23 field goals and 50-of-50 PAT kicks for 104 total points; his senior season he made 6-of-9 field goals and all 25 extra-point kicks for 43 points. Two of his field goals came from 40-plus yards and his kickoffs resulted in touchbacks 85 percent of the time. He punted for the first time as a senior, averaging 38.0 yards per punt, pinning nine inside-the-20 (with a long of 59). As a junior, he hit 6-of-8 field goals with four makes from 43 yards or longer, including kicks from 51 and 50 yards. He made good on all 10 point after touchdown tries, with 80 percent of his kickoffs resulting in touchbacks. As a sophomore, he was perfect: 6-of-6 on field goals and 15-of-15 PAT's, for 33 points. He was the National Kicking Event Prep Camp Champion in the summer of 2010, and the year before, he was a two-time finalist in the field goal kicking events at two separate Chris Sailer camps. He also lettered in lacrosse and soccer, the only student at H-W in each of his sophomore, junior and senior seasons to be a three-sport varsity athlete; he was presented with the prestigious Schumacher Award as a senior which is given to the outstanding three-sport performer who contributes the most to the athletic program. In lacrosse, as a crease attack man, he scored a school and a Mission League record 56 goals as a senior (the old mark had been 45), which also included a record nine goals in one game (old mark was six); he was the league MVP leading his team to a 13-1 record, including an 8-0 mark in conference play. As a junior he tallied 31 goals and one assist and was named the team's offensive most valuable player; as a sophomore, he injured his thumb after just three games but had already scored eight goals. His 95 career foals shattered the old mark of 80 for both H-W and the league. He also lettered in hockey, but for Venice High School because there weren't enough kids to compose a hockey team at Harvard-Westlake. Prior to settling on those four sports, in middle school he also played water polo, baseball, tennis and ran track.
ACADEMICS-He is majoring in Business (Finance) and is also working toward his Master’s in Accounting on a concurrent basis; he is interested in sports management or sports marketing as a career choice. He was a member of the Honor Roll in high school maintaining above a 3.2 grade point average at Harvard-Westlake, which in April 2010 was ranked the No. 12 prep school in the country by Forbes and the top one of its kind west of the Mississippi River.
PERSONAL-He was born November 23, 1992 in Santa Monica, Calif. His hobbies include playing the viola in his school's symphony orchestra and playing most other sports. His family owned a house until he was 10 years old in Aspen, where he learned to both play hockey and ski. He worked for two years as an usher at the Hollywood Bowl, the famous amphitheater set against the backdrop of the famous Hollywood sign and hills. He also dedicated some of his spare time to the Riviera Foundation and volunteers teaching kids how to play tennis. He requested a switch from No. 91 he wore as a freshman to No. 28 because he is a devout Los Angeles Kings fan; Luc Robitaille, former player and currently in the Kings' front office, introduced him to Adam Deadmarsh, the one-time Avalanche and former Kings player who wore... No. 28.
ADDITIONAL STATISTICS—Kickoffs: 16 Total, 12 Ret (2011). Special Team Tackles: 1,0—1 (2011).