In what is truly sad news former San Diego Chargers defensive back Paul Oliver 29 has taken his own life.

Paul Oliver played with the Chargers for the entirety of his five year NFL career which ended after the 2011 season. He was by all accounts a good person. Our hearts go out his friends and family.

Oliver was perhaps most famous for containing the great Calvin Johnson during the 2006 Georgia/Georgia Tech game and after being ruled ineligible following that season he was selected in the 2007 supplemental draft by the Chargers.