In The Record Books
*15th in Tech history for career tackles-for-loss (30.5)
AT TECH: One of Tech's most dependable, consistent performers on the defensive line for three years... suffered a knee injury in the 2007 regular season finale vs. Georgia that kept him out of the bowl game... started at defensive end as a senior and moved inside to defensive tackle in passing situations... an outstanding run-stopper... leaves Georgia Tech ranked among the all-time leaders in tackles by a lineman... a two-year starter for the Jackets... nickname is "The Machine"... graduated from Georgia Tech in December, 2007... owns 41 career starts including 38 consecutive... played in 50 career games.
2007: Started all 12 regular season games... suffered a knee injury in the final game of the regular season vs. Georgia... 21 of his 41total tackles were solos... overcame a slow start to record 8.0 tackles-for-loss and 4.5 sacks... forced one fumble, recovered one fumble and produced one pass break-up... stopped Boston College for seven tackles and had a half-tackle for loss (Sept. 15)... had seven tackles again the next week at Virginia (Sept. 22) with 1.5 TFLs... had a key sack in the Clemson game (Sept. 29) and helped prevent the Tigers from getting into the end zone all day long... had a sack, recovered a fumble and recorded five solo tackles vs. Virginia Tech (Nov. 1)... had a season-high 2.0 sacks to go with six total tackles at Duke (Nov. 10)... broke-up a pass in the Georgia game (Nov. 24) before leaving the game with a season-ending knee injury.
2006: Earned second-team all-Atlantic Coast Conference honors . . . Tech's fourth-leading tackler with 70 . . . Second on the team with 11 tackles for loss, including 3.5 sacks . . . Key performer on a Tech defense that ranked 20th in the nation against the run and ninth nationally in pass efficiency defense . . . Helped the Tech defense hold eight opponents to one offensive touchdown or less.
Had eight tackles and a fumble recovery in Tech's win at 10th-ranked Virginia Tech . . . Made a crucial play in the Jackets' win over Miami with his fourth-quarter sack that caused a fumble; Tech recovered at the UM 27 to set up the clinching touchdown . . . Career-high 11 tackles against Clemson . . . Had seven tackles with 1.5 tackles for loss against Wake Forest . . . Also had 1.5 tackles for loss in Tech's shutout win over North Carolina . . . Added two tackles for loss against Virginia.
2005: Started eight games at left defensive end and four at right end (when Eric Henderson was injured). . . Totalled 41 tackles with six tackles for loss, three sacks, one fumble recovery, one forced fumble and one pass breakup . . . Helped the Tech defense rank 13th in the nation against the run, as well as in the Top 25 nationally in total defense (22nd), pass efficiency defense (23rd), and scoring defense (23rd) . . .
Made a key stop on third-and-one at the Tech 12-yard line when he tackled Miami tailback Charlie Jones for no gain in the Yellow Jackets victory . . . Had a tackle for loss and a fumble recovery in Tech's win at 15th-ranked Auburn . . . Career-high seven tackles with 1.5 sacks against Connecticut . . . Equalled his career-high with seven hits against Clemson . . . Had shared sacks against Virginia Tech and NC State . . .
2004: Freshman All-ACC selection by The Sporting News . . . Started Tech's first three games when Eric Henderson was injured . . . Collected 27 tackles with 5.5 tackles for loss, including three sacks . . . Made a huge play in Tech's win at NC State; with the Jackets leading by three late in the game, he chased the quarterback and forced an intentional grounding penalty that resulted in an unsuccessful field goal try from 52 yards . . . Also had a key sack for an 11-yard loss and a pass breakup in Tech's win at Maryland . . . Had a fumble recovery against Samford . . . Season-high five tackles against North Carolina.
HIGH SCHOOL: First-team all-state (Class 4-A) by the Florida Sportswriters Association . . . Tabbed to the Florida Top 100 by the Orlando Sentinel . . . Two-way standout who also played running back . . . Earned first-team all-county honors on defense and second-team accolades on offense by the Tampa Tribune, which also named him Pasco County Defensive Player of the Year . . . Sunshine Athletic Conference Offensive and Defensive Player of the Year . . . Registered a school-record 151 tackles as a senior, along with 6.5 sacks, six forced fumbles and five blocked punts . . . Set school record with nine sacks as a junior . . . Rushed for 1,154 yards and 15 touchdowns as a senior after gaining over 500 yards as a junior . . . Four-year letterman for coach Troy Cornwell at Ridgewood High.
PERSONAL: Full name is Adamm Lee Oliver . . . Parents are Stan Oliver and Cyndi Walker . . . Born August 5, 1985 . . . Majoring in building construction.
GAME-BY-GAME STATISTICS 2007 P-A-T TFL Sks FC FR Int PB Notre Dame 2-1-3 0 0 0 0 0 0 Samford 0-1-1 0 0 0 0 0 0 Boston College 2-5-7 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 Virginia 2-5-7 1.5 0 1 0 0 0 Clemson 1-0-1 1.0 1.0 0 0 0 0 Maryland 1-2-3 0.5 0 0 0 0 0 Miami 2-0-2 0 0 0 0 0 0 Army 1-1-2 0.5 0.5 0 0 0 0 Virginia Tech 5-0-5 1.0 1.0 0 1 0 0 Duke 3-3-6 2.0 2.0 0 0 0 0 North Carolina 2-2-4 1.0 0 0 0 0 0 Georgia 0-0-0 0 0 0 0 0 1