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#5 Jamerson Love
Position: DB
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 175
Year: Senior
Hometown: Aberdeen, MS
High School: Aberdeen HS
Experience: 3 Letters
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CAREER STATISTICS

CAREER: Talented, speedy defensive back who was a full-time starter at corner in his final two seasons … Appeared in 49 games with 25 starts … Tallied 121 tackles (64 solo) with 7.0 tackles for loss, 0.5 sacks, 20 pass breakups and four interceptions … Had an interception for a touchdown to his credit as a junior … Graduated from MSU in December 2014.

2014 SENIOR SEASON: Started all 13 games at cornerback … Tied for the team lead in pass breakups with nine … Made 34 tackles, 3.0 tackles for a loss of seven yards and 0.5 sacks … Made four tackles, including one for loss, in the season opener Aug. 30 vs. Southern Miss … Tallied three tackles, a pass breakup and a quarterback hurry in the Sept. 13 win at South Alabama … Registered four tackles, half a sack and a pass breakup in the Sept. 20 win at No. 8 LSU … Collected a career-high eight tackles, including 0.5 for loss, in the win against No. 6 Texas A&M … Totaled three tackles, including one for loss, in the Oct. 11 win against No. 2 Auburn … Had four tackles and a pass breakup at No. 3 Alabama Nov. 15.

2013 JUNIOR SEASON: Played in 11 games with 10 starts … Started the final seven games of the year at right cornerback … Missed the Alcorn State (9/7) and Bowling Green (10/12) games due to injury … Recorded 27 tackles – 22 solo – and one tackle for loss … Led the team and ranked eighth in the SEC in pass breakups with seven … Ranked second on the squad in interceptions with three … Sealed the victory against Ole Miss (11/28) by recovering a Bo Wallace fumble in the end zone on the final play of the game in overtime … Two plays before recovering the fumble, forced a Bo Wallace incompletion with a quarterback hurry … Intercepted a career-high two passes at Texas A&M (11/9) … First pick came at the MSU 1-yard line and prevented an Aggie touchdown to keep the game tied … Registered four tackles against Kentucky (10/24) and a pass breakup, which prevented a Wildcat TD grab in the second quarter … Made all four tackles during UK’s final two drives of the contest, helping to seal the MSU victory … Notched a career-best seven tackles against LSU (10/5) … Recorded year’s first interception and second of career against Troy (9/21) … Returned that pick 70 yards for a touchdown, which tied for the 12th longest INT return in school history.

2012 SOPHOMORE SEASON: Played in 12 games, including starts vs. Tennessee and Texas A&M ... Posted 25 tackles, 1.0 tackles for loss, an interception and two pass breakups ... Made a tackle in his season debut in the home win vs. Auburn ... Tallied four tackles in the road opener at Troy ... Recorded five tackles and second career pass deflection in the home triumph against South Alabama ... Made one tackle in the home win versus Tennessee ... Collected three tackles in the homecoming win against MTSU ... Broke up another pass to go along with one tackle at Alabama ... Totaled a year-best six tackles, including five solo and a tackle for loss vs. Texas A&M at home ... Nabbed first career interception against Arkansas, tallying two tackles ... Picked up two tackles in the final game of the season against Northwestern in the Gator Bowl.

2011 REDSHIRT FRESHMAN SEASON: All-SEC Freshman nominee that totaled 18 tackles on the season – 12 solos -- and had two tackles for loss … Recorded three tackles against Memphis, along with 2.0 tackles for a loss … Had 11 tackles total in a three-game stretch against No. 13 South Carolina, Kentucky and UT Martin.

2010 TRUE FRESHMAN SEASON: Sat out his freshman year as a redshirt.

HIGH SCHOOL: Rated the No. 22 prospect in the state regardless of position by Rivals.com … A three-star athlete according to both Rivals.com and Scout.com … Named first-team All-State all-classification by the Clarion-Ledger on defense … Selected to participate in the Mississippi-Alabama All-Star Game at safety … Named first-team all-state by the Mississippi Association of Coaches at running back … As a senior, led Aberdeen to a 13-3 record and the 3A championship game … In the state title game against Tylertown he carried 13 times for 131 yards and scored on a 34-yard touchdown dash … Was the third-leading rusher in Class 3A as a senior, finishing the year with 1,773 yards on 195 carries … Scored 21 rushing touchdowns in 2009 and added six receiving scores … His 18 catches resulted in 434 yards … Helped Aberdeen reach the 3A championship game as a junior … Rushed for 787 yards on 57 carries with 15 touchdowns in 2008 … Also caught 10 passes for 224 more yards and three scores.

PERSONAL: Born Jamerson Valentino Love on Nov. 6, 1990 . . . Son of James Love and Maggie Walker … Earned his undergraduate degree in interdisciplinary studies in December 2014.

LOVE’S CAREER HIGHS
Total Tackles – 8, vs. Texas A&M (10-4-14)
Assisted Tackles – 5, vs. Texas A&M (10-4-14)
Solo Tackles – 6, vs. LSU (10-5-13)
Tackles For Loss – 2.0, at Memphis (9-1-11)
Sacks – 0.5, at LSU (9-20-14)
Pass Breakups – 2, (2x) last vs. Arkansas (11-1-14)  
Interceptions – 2, at Texas A&M (11-9-13) 

 

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