Sean Love

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Sean Love
No. 79
Position:Guard
Personal information
Born: (1968-09-06) September 6, 1968 (age 51)
Coaldale, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:Marian Catholic (PA)
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 10 / Pick: 264
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played:19
Games Started:1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Sean Fitzgerald Love (born September 6, 1968) is a former American professional offensive guard in the National Football League for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers. He played college football at Penn State University.

Early years[edit]

Love attended Marian Catholic High School, where he played as a both an offensive and defensive tackle, contributing to a three-year mark of 32-4, including a 13-0 record and a conference title in 1986 that was part of a 24-game winning streak.

As a senior he received All-state honors. He was named the defensive most valuable player in the Big 33 Football Classic between the All-stars from the states of Pennsylvania and Maryland.

College career[edit]

Love accepted a football scholarship from Penn State University and was redshirted as a freshman. In 1998, he was used primarily as an offensive lineman.

The next year he was named a starter at guard, but suffered a leg injury in the season opener against the University of Virginia, that forced him to miss 3 of the next 8 games. He returned to start in the last 2 games of the year.

As a senior, he suffered different injuries that limited him to play in only 4 games and 57 offensive plays.

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Love was selected in the tenth round (264th overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He was waived on August 12.

New York Giants[edit]

On August 14, 1991, he was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants.[1] He was cut on August 26.[2]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On July 6, 1992, he was signed by the Buffalo Bills.[3] He was released on October 21 from the practice squad.[4] He was re-signed in 1993, but was released before the season started.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (first stint)[edit]

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed him off waivers on August 31, 1993.[5] He made his debut in the NFL that year and spent two seasons with the team before being waived on August 22, 1995.[6]

Carolina Panthers[edit]

Love joined the expansion Carolina Panthers on September 6, 1995, for their inaugural season.[7] That year, he played in a career high 11 games mainly on special teams and made the only start of his professional career.[8] He was released on August 18, 1996.[9]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (second stint)[edit]

On January 2, 1997, he signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[10] He was cut on August 18.[11]

New York Jets[edit]

Love was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets, before being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles a few days later in exchange for past considerations.[12]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

Although he was cut before the start of the 1997 season, he was later brought back in November but wasn't activated for a game. He was re-signed in 1998, but was released in August.[13]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Giants acquire Love on waivers from Dallas". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "Bucs down to two QBs". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Marshall plans to give Jets defense a much-needed lift". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "Levy foresees mixed emotions when Reich plays". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  8. ^ "Seahawk files grievance over move". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "Panthers trim roster to 60 players". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  10. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  11. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  12. ^ "Eagles get Love from Jets - Sean Love". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  13. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.

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