Jimmy Oliver (Canadian football)

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Jimmy Oliver (born July 30, 1973) is a former Canadian football wide receiver in the Canadian Football League who played for the BC Lions, Ottawa Renegades, and Toronto Argonauts. [1] [2] He played college football for the TCU Horned Frogs. [3]

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References

  1. "Argos add another offensive weapon with Jimmy Oliver". OurSports Central. 11 April 2003.
  2. "London Free Press: Sports Section - Oliver twists back to Argos". www.canoe.ca. Retrieved 2018-12-31.
  3. "Jimmy Oliver Statistics on JustSportsStats.com". www.justsportsstats.com.