| Candid waist-up photograph of Olivo wearing a black hooded sweatshirt bearing the text "Marines football" and a black hat with an Under Armour logo |
Olivo in Italy, 2011
|Position:||Assistant special teams coordinator|
|Born:||June 24, 1976|
St. Louis, Missouri
|Height:||6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)|
|Weight:||226 lb (103 kg)|
|High school:||Washington (MO) St. Francis Borgia|
|Career highlights and awards
|Career NFL statistics|
James Brockman Olivo (born June 24, 1976) is an American football coach and former player who was a running back for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL) for four seasons. He is currently the Assistant Special Teams Coordinator for the NFL's Chicago Bears.
High school careerEdit
Born in St. Louis, and raised in Hermann, Missouri, Olivo attended St. Francis Borgia Regional High School in Washington, Missouri, where he rushed for 5,030 yards and 70 touchdowns during his high school career. He led Borgia to an undefeated season and Missouri state championship in 1993, as well as being named "Player of the Year."
Education and college careerEdit
Olivo attended the University of Missouri where he earned a degree in English literature. As a member of the football team, Olivo was the first awardee of the Mosi Tatupu Award for the top special teams player in college football. He left as the University of Missouri's career rushing and touchdown leader, but both records have since been broken (twice as of 2008). He was the seventh player in school history to have his jersey retired. He was also tapped into the Mystical Seven secret honor society during his tenure at Mizzou.
Olivo went undrafted out of college, but he made the Detroit Lions roster with his tenacious play on their special teams units. Olivo played for 4 seasons on Detroit's league-leading special teams, where he led the team in tackles on special teams in two of his four seasons, as well as being a valuable backup at running back and fullback.
After retiring from the NFL, Olivo coached and played football for 6 months in Italy with the SS. Lazio Marines (Rome), a team in the top division of Italy's American professional football league. He helped the team to the championship semifinal game for the first time in the team's history, leading the country in rushing and touchdowns. He was also the head coach, offensive coordinator, and special teams assistant for the team.
Olivo served as head coach and offensive coordinator of the Italy national American football team, and lived in Rome before returning to the United States. He was later the running backs coach and special teams assistant for the Omaha Nighthawks of the United Football League.
In 2012, Olivo was hired as an assistant coach, running backs coach, and special teams coach at Coastal Carolina University.
Following back to back Big South Conference Championships (2012–13) with Coastal Carolina, Olivo was hired by the Kansas City Chiefs to become their assistant special teams coach. On January 24, 2017, he was announced by the Denver Broncos as their Special Teams Coordinator.
- ↑ Bears hiring Brock Olivo as assistant special teams coach
- ↑ Early Life section - Brock Olivo for Congress Web Site Script error
- ↑ Education section - Brock Olivo for Congress Web Site Script error
- ↑ University of Missouri Football Individual Records Book
- ↑ Finley, Patrick (January 19, 2018). "Brock Olivo named Bears assistant special teams coach". Chicago Sun-Times. https://chicago.suntimes.com/sports/brock-olivo-named-bears-assistant-special-teams-coach/. Retrieved January 19, 2018.