- United States
- ST, S
- Lakewood, OH
- High School
- St. Edwards
- Past Teams
- Ohio State
- 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011
Post-OSU Update: Nate Oliver did not play professional football after graduating from Ohio State. He is currently a sales professional for an HR solutions company. (updated: Sep. 2023)
Jersey #: 20 (2010-11), 15 (2009), 14 (2008-09)
Major: Sport and Leisure Studies (2010-11), Management and Industry (2009), Sport and Leisure Studies (2008)
Weight: 215 (2008-11), 195 (2007)
2011 Media Guide: Worked this spring at the star position … has also made an impact on special teams … 23 career tackles.
2010: Was in the mix at free safety … recovered a Marshall fumble … pair of stops vs. Miami … forced a Purdue fumble … special teams player of week: Marshall … third-year letterman.
2010 Media Guide: Versatile athlete who can contribute in a number of roles within the Buckeye secondary … will also make an impact on special teams … working this spring at free safety along with Jermale Hines and C.J. Barnett.
2009: Reserve safety who saw increased time … pair of solo stops vs. Navy … special teams player of week: Navy … Jack Tatum big hit: Navy … second-year letterwinner.
2009 Media Guide: Versatile athlete who can contribute in a number of roles within the Buckeye secondary … will also make an impact on special teams … lined up during spring drills at strong safety.
2008: Made a strong contribution on special teams as a redshirt freshman … eight tackles for the year … special teams dog tags: Michigan … scout team workhorse: Ohio, Illinois … first-year letterman.
2008 Media Guide: Versatile athlete who can contribute in a number of roles within the Buckeye secondary … will also make an impact on special teams … will begin the season at strong safety behind Kurt Coleman.
2007: Did not see action for the Big Ten champions … took a redshirt.
High School: Rated as the No. 11 safety prospect in America and the No. 5 recruit overall in Ohio …
totaled 80 tackles, 13 tackles for loss, three interceptions, four sacks, six pass break-ups and four fumble recoveries as a senior and led St Edwards to the regional semi-finals … 2006 first-team All-Ohio … 70 tackles, 12 tackles for loss, two interceptions and two forced fumbles earned him All-Ohio honors as a junior … runs a 4.55 40-yard dash … three-year varsity starter … his class lost only three games in high school … versatile athlete who excels in run support … one of the first in 2007 class to commit to the Buckeyes … named MVP of the second annual Kirk Herbstreit Classic … rejoins former St. Edwards teammate Alex Boone at Ohio State.
Personal: Born Sept. 25, 1988 … son of Nathaniel Oliver Sr. and Darlene Gibson … has six siblings … hopes to major in finance or business management … enjoys basketball and baseball … is a cousin of
current Buckeye Thaddeus Gibson … cousin Jahmal Brown started at safety for Bowling Green as a freshman last season … favorite cartoon character is Scooby Doo … favorite American from history is Sojourner Truth.
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