8 Bobby Olive

Bobby Olive Ohio State
usaUnited States
Atlanta, GA
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
1987, 1988, 1989, 1990

Major: Recreation Education (1989-90), Undeclared (1988)

Jersey #: 8 (1989-90), 37 (1988)

Weight: 165 (1990), 160 (1989), 154 (1988)

1990 Media Guide: Versatile, exciting athlete … will alternate with Bernard Edwards behind Jeff Graham at flanker … can also play split end … quick and clever with the ball, and very difficult to bring down in the open field … also returns punts and kickoffs … needs to be more consistent, especially as a blocker … has a flair for making big catches in big games … has 50 career catches to rank 19th on OSU’s all-time list … has averaged 15.3 yards per catch during his career … recruited by several smaller colleges, but came to Ohio State as a walk-on … converted to scholarship at the start of his sophomore year.

1989: Started the first five games and played in a total of 11 … OSU’s third leading receiver with 23 catches for 379 yards … had five catches for 108 yards and his lone TD of the year in the opener against Oklahoma State … caught at least one pass in each of the 11 games he played in … averaged 17.5 yards per kick return (14 chances topped the team) and 9.6 yards per punt return … inconsistency as a blocker cost him his first-team spot.

1988: Started 10 games … OSU’s third leading receiver with 25 catches for 370 yards … Caught passes in eight games … four receptions against both Minnesota and Illinois … dramatic TD receptions against LSU and Michigan.

1988 Media Guide: Will contend for a starting spot.

1987: Played in eight games and started against Illinois … two catches, both vs. Oregon … filled a void at wideout with the unexpected loss of Cris Carter and Nate Harris.

HIGH SCHOOL: Won a total of eight letters in four sports … captained the football, basketball and track teams … high school was 10-1 his senior year in football … all-Georgia as a senior.

PERSONAL: Hobbies are cooking and playing video games … his father played three years of basketball at Tennessee State … turned down offers from small colleges and came to Ohio State at the urging of his father, a long-time friend of OSU co-head trainer Billy Hill.


SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush TDTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLngFumLostFRKRKR YdsKR AvgKR TDPRFCPR YdsPR AvgPR TD
1987Ohio State81000NA2189.0011000000000000
1988Ohio State1110190NA2537014.8235330720329.0011176700
1989Ohio State115000NA2337916.51572011424517.507NA679.60
1990Ohio State12102200664165215.9752110000000000