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We signed a 5'8" UDFA RB from the Colts?

Discussion in 'Chargers Fan Forum' started by Fossil, May 21, 2014.

  1. Fossil

    Fossil BoltTalker

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    This doesn't even sound plausible, but here's the TV news report:
    http://wivb.com/2014/05/21/oliver-headed-to-the-chargers/

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    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.
     
  2. AnteaterCharger

    AnteaterCharger Calibrating Bolttalk, Podcast by Podcast Staff Member Super Moderator Podcaster

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    I'd swear we are going for some kind of record for running backs on the roster. Good story, impressive talent, but not sure how on earth he remains on any roster.
     
  3. Dublin Bolt

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    Yeah that or the record for ex Colts......
     
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  4. Duffman57

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    He was never even a colt....he had a tryout with them and hey didn't sign him....
     
  5. JohnnyX

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    Will the league allows to have 20 players on offense on the field? Cus if so watch out league we comin.

    Could be the next ray rice without the smack down raw-ness
     
  6. Bolts4lyfe

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    And perhaps trying for the record for the littlest team in the NFL:)

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  7. Scott the Rock

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    I'm going to piss myself.
     
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  8. Pointyearedog

    Pointyearedog I love the smell of football in the morning.

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    I think I just saw these guys at the rodeo trying to rope rabbits...
     
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  9. Chargefwd

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    I say, give him a crack at it!

    Woodhead is 5'8" and Sproles is 5'6"... Just sayin
     
  10. CanadianBoltHead

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    Small guys to hide beehind the line...sneak through the holes...i guess is the objective here
     

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