Sal Olivas
Personal information
Born:c. 1946 (age 77–78)
El Paso, Texas
Career history
CollegeNew Mexico State (1964–1967)
High schoolCathedral (El Paso, TX)
Career highlights and awards

Sal Olivas (born c. 1946) is a former American football player. A native of El Paso, Texas, Olivas attended Cathedral High School in that city.[1] He played college football for the New Mexico State Aggies football team from 1964 to 1967.[2][3] As a senior in 1967, he led all NCAA major college players in both total offense yards (2,190)[4][5] and passing yards (2,225),[6] and ranked second in the NCAA in pass attempts (321) and passing touchdowns (19).[2] As of 2013, he was the Internet and inventory manager for a car dealership (Casa Nissan) in El Paso.[1]

See also


  1. ^ a b Ray Sanchez (July 2013). "Book about football star Sal Olivas in works" (PDF). New Mexico State University.
  2. ^ a b "Sal Olivas". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved November 5, 2015.
  3. ^ "Quarterback Sal Olivas - New Mexico State's Hottest Brand Going". Las Cruces Sun-News. October 4, 1967. p. 8.
  4. ^ "Year-by-Year Leaders and Records for Total Yards". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved August 27, 2015.
  5. ^ "Sal Olivas Leads In Total Offense". Las Cruces Sun-News. November 29, 1967. p. 9.
  6. ^ "1978 Passing Stats". SR/College Football. Sports Reference LLC. Retrieved October 22, 2015.