Former San Diego Chargers player Paul Oliver dies at 29
Authorities: Oliver committed suicide
Last Updated: 75 days ago
MARIETTA, Ga. - Former San Diego Chargers safety Paul Oliver has died at the age of 29.
A medical examiner near Atlanta said Oliver committed suicide, and Cobb County investigators said Oliver was found dead Tuesday night at his home in Marietta, about 20 miles northwest of downtown Atlanta.
Police said Oliver died of a self-inflicted gunshot wound.
Oliver was drafted by the Chargers in the fourth round of the 2007 supplemental draft out of the University of Georgia. He played in 57 games for the Bolts from 2007-2011.
Oliver registered 144 total tackles and intercepted four passes in his NFL career. His best season was 2010, when he started eight times and recorded 62 tackles.
Oliver was released by the New Orleans Saints after training camp in 2011, and returned to San Diego that season.
The Chargers released the following statement regarding Oliver's passing:
"Everyone in the Chargers family is sad today after hearing the news about Paul. He was part of our family for five years. At just 29 years old, he still had a lifetime in front of him. Right now all of our thoughts and prayers are with his family during this most difficult time."
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