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Brothers Marcus (left) and Ed Oliver Jr. pray before a University of Houston Cougars football game. The two men spent most of their childhood summers, holidays and weekends visiting their grandmother, Virginia Oliver, in Marksville. Ed, who decided to forego his senior year at UH, is expected to be a 1st round selection in this week’s NFL Draft. Marcus is a high school coach and personal trainer. {Photo courtesy of Ed Oliver Sr.}

College football star Ed Oliver Jr. calls Marksville home

Ed and Marcus Oliver lived in Houston most of their lives, but both say they consider Marksville a key part of their childhood. In fact, it was their home away from their Houston home.

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