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MIAMI DOLPHINS 50 GREATEST PLAYERS Longest Interception Return in Dolphins History FLORIDA GATORS ALL CENTURY TEAM 2x All-American defensive back at the University of Florida FIRST ROUND PICK IN THE 1989 NFL DRAFT FOR THE MIAMI DOLPHINS First-team All-American (1987, 1988) UNIVERSITY OF FLORIDA ATHLETIC HALL OF FAME Second-team All-Pro (1992) First-team All-SEC (1987, 1988) Gators’ Fergie Ferguson Award Top 20 Florida Gators in NFL History

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No. 25, 29

6ft 4in

226LBS

NFL years 8
Miami Dolphins (1989–1993)
Cincinnati Bengals (1994)
Miami Dolphins (1995–1996)
Games played 117
Games started 101
Tackles 544
Interceptions 27
INT return yards 605
Touchdowns 2

College Career

After graduating from high school, Oliver attended the University of Florida in Gainesville, Florida, where he was a walk-on player on head coach Galen Hall's Florida Gators football team in 1985.Subsequently, Oliver not only earned an athletic scholarship he became a starting free safety and team captain, and totaled 11 career interceptions. He was a first-team All-Southeastern Conference (SEC) selection in 1987 and 1988, a first-team All-American in 1987 and a consensus first-team All-American in 1988, and a two-time SEC Academic Honor Roll honoree. Oliver was also the recipient of the Gators' Fergie Ferguson Award recognizing the "senior football player who displays outstanding leadership, character and courage." Oliver graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 1989, and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2000. In one of a series of articles written for The Gainesville Sun in 2006, the Sun sports editors chose him as No. 24 among the greatest 100 Gators from the first century of Florida football.

NFL Career

Oliver was selected by the Miami Dolphins in the first round (25th overall) of the 1989 NFL Draft, and played seven seasons for the Dolphins (1989–1993, 1995–1996) and one season for the Cincinnati Bengals (1994). Oliver was reunited in the Dolphins' defensive backfield with his former Gators teammate Jarvis Williams, and the pair were the Dolphins' starting safeties for the next five seasons. Arguably Oliver's greatest career highlight was an October 4, 1992 interception of a pass thrown by Buffalo Bills quarterback Jim Kelly, which he returned 103 yards for a touchdown, and is the longest interception return in Dolphins history. During his eight-year NFL career, Oliver played in 117 regular season games, started 101 of them, and recorded 544 tackles and 27 interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns. Oliver graduated from Florida with a bachelor's degree in criminal justice in 1989, and was inducted into the University of Florida Athletic Hall of Fame as a "Gator Great" in 2000. In one of a series of articles written for The Gainesville Sun in 2006, the Sun sports editors chose him as No. 24 among the greatest 100 Gators from the first century of Florida football.

Life After The NFL

Following his professional football career, Oliver used his pro sports connections to launch a business as a professional special events liaison for sports stars and celebrities in North America and Caribbean.

Louis is also the founder and CEO of HIGHLIGHTZ and periodically dedicates time to the high-end Real Estate market for celebrities and entertainers.

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