Today’s season recap looks at one of the Jackets most versatile players in 2019, quarterback Tobias Oliver.
After starting for the Jackets during the 2018 season, Tobias Oliver entered 2019 as one of the Jackets options as the starter in Geoff Collins first season. Oliver would be the first one to get the nod, getting a start against the Clemson Tigers but that would be his first and only start as the signal caller for the Jackets.
That being said, when you have a player as versatile as Oliver, you find different ways to put the ball in their hands. That’s exactly what the Yellow Jackets did with Oliver as the Georgia Tech coaching staff had Oliver line up at multiple positions throughout the season including running back, wide receiver, and kick returner.
All that lead to a quality stat line for Oliver when it was all said and done. When it came to running the ball, Oliver carried the rock 55 times for 279-yards and two touchdowns. He also totaled 11 receptions for 106-yards and one touchdown. Where he made his biggest impact however was in the return game.
When returning the ball this season, Oliver was dynamite. Over the course of 15 kick returns, Oliver totaled 347-yards, a strong average of 23.1 yards per return. All in all, Oliver ended up having the third most yards from scrimmage of all members of Georgia Tech’s offense and the second most all-purpose yards on the team, only behind Jordan Mason.
While Oliver is not likely to see a ton of time at quarterback in 2020 for the Yellow Jackets, the Warner Robins (GA) native should still find himself with a quality size role for the Yellow Jackets. Oliver will most likely lineup at multiple positions like he did in 2019 including running back, wide receiver, and kick returner. The one thing for sure is no matter where he lines up for the Yellow Jackets, Oliver will be a huge asset to the Yellow Jacket in 2020.
Yesterday’s player recap: No.7 QB Lucas Johnson
Tomorrow’s player recap: No.9 TE Tyler Davis