He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the 17th round of the 1969 NFL Draft. He played college football at Abilene Christian University and attended Albany High School in Albany, Texas. Oliver died of cancer on June 28, 2013 in Abilene, Texas.
Oliver was selected by the Cleveland Browns with the 436th pick in the 1969 NFL Draft.
He played in eight games for the Browns in 1969. He was released by the Browns in late August 1970.