Ticats sign former NFL running back Branden Oliver

The Hamilton Tiger-Cats have former NFL running back Branden Oliver. 

The 28-year-old Oliver played 30 games with the San Diego turned Los Angeles Chargers over three seasons (2014-2015, 2017), compiling 226 carries for 773 yards (3.4 yards per carry) and three touchdowns, while adding 55 receptions for 409 yards and one receiving touchdown. He originally signed as an undrafted NFL free agent by the Charges in 2014 and later spent time with the Indianapolis Colts. 

The 5-8, 208-pound native of Miami, Florida played 41 games over four seasons at the University of Buffalo (2010-2013), finishing as the Bulls’ all-time leader in career rushing yards with 4,049 on 866 carries, averaging 4.7 yards per carry. 

Oliver ranks tied for second among all-time school leaders in career rushing touchdowns (33), and added 75 career receptions for 655 yards and one receiving touchdown with the Bulls. Oliver was named to the All-MAC first team in both 2011 and 2013.

Hamilton adds Oliver to the American backfield mix along with free agent signee Don Jackson and Jordan Ellis.