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Texas receiver Jake Oliver quitting football team

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A member of the Texas football program is set to quit the program in order to focus on his future, according to 247 Sports.

This week, Longhorns wide receiver Jake Oliver announced he would be leaving the team to focus on life after football, despite finishing last season second on the team in receiving.

Oliver released a statement which read:

I feel so fortunate to have already earned my degree from one of the best universities in the nation, The University of Texas. It’s helped me already have a job in hand, and I’m ready to start that next chapter. In the last four years I’ve grown so much, met so many people, and I’ve built friendships with that will last a lifetime. I want to thank all of my teammates, coaches and the staff members who have had such a big influence on me both on and off the field. I’ve enjoyed every moment of being on this team and will cherish that for the rest of my life. Even though I’m going to miss football, I’m really excited to take on a new challenge. I talked with Coach Herman and appreciate his support and understanding. I wish the best for the new staff and all of my teammates. I know firsthand how good this team can be, and I’m looking forward to cheering them on to a lot of wins. I’ll always bleed burnt orange.

The junior wideout finished last season with 33 catches for 358 yards.

As a star at Dallas Jesuit High School, Oliver was one of the best players in the state of Texas and and finished second all-time on the national receptions list.

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Josh studied journalism at Seton Hill University. He is currently the Editor-in-Chief of Campus Sports. Josh is currently a member of the FWAA and USBWA. His work has been featured on Sports Illustrated, ESPN.com, FOXSports.com, CBSSports.com and many others.
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