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#95 Kyle Love
Position: DL
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 310
Year: Senior
Hometown: Fairburn, GA
High School: North Clayton HS
Experience: 3 Letters

- Career & Game-By-Game Statistics

 

CAREER: 
Pressed into immediate service as a reserve on the defensive line . . . Has played in 33 games for Mississippi State at defensive tackle or nose . . . Has earned 11 starting calls in the middle of the defensive line as his experience level increased . . . Has made 37 tackles during his Bulldog career, including seven for loss (minus 22 yards), two of which were quarterback sacks (minus 10 yards) . . . Credited with one fumble recovery and a blocked kick during his Bulldog tenure . . . Came to MSU as an outstanding two-way lineman from the Georgia prep ranks.

 

2008: 
Played in all 12 games during his junior campaign, starting twice on the defensive line . . . Started the season opener against Louisiana Tech and the season finale at Ole Miss . . . Made 13 total tackles, including three and one-half for loss (minus 12 yards), two of which were quarterback sacks (minus 10 yards) . . . Had a pair of tackles for loss (minus 8 yards), one of which was his first career quarterback sack (minus 6 yards), in Mississippi State’s SEC opener against Auburn . . . Recorded a pair of tackles a week later at Georgia Tech . . . Had one stop in the Bulldogs’ mid-season win over Vanderbilt . . . Recorded a 4-yard quarterback sack against Kentucky in Week 9 . . . Credited with three tackles at Alabama in Week 10 . . . Made a season-best four tackles, including a half-tackle for loss, at Ole Miss in the season finale.     

 

2007: 
Saw action in all 13 games for Mississippi State during his sophomore season, he earned nine starts in the middle of the defense . . . Opened nine of the last 10 games for MSU, only failing to start the team’s Week 10 win over Alabama . . . Made 17 tackles on the year, including three and one-half for loss (minus 10 yards) . . . Credited with one fumble recovery and a blocked kick . . . Played in a reserve role at defensive tackle to begin his sophomore season . . . Reached the stats column for the first time in Week 3 action at Auburn . . . Had two tackles and a fumble recovery in Mississippi State’s 19-14 win over the Tigers . . . It was a career-first recovery . . . Made his first career start in the Bulldogs’ Week 4 win over Gardner-Webb . . . For the second-straight week, made a pair of hits in the win over the Runnin’ Bulldogs . . . Had a 3-yard tackle for loss in State’s Week 5 game at South Carolina . . .  Had a solid all-around game in the Bulldogs’ 30-13 win over UAB a week later . . . Tallied two tackles against the Blazers, including one-half for loss (minus 4 yards) . . . Also blocked a UAB field goal try just into the second quarter with UAB already holding a 3-0 lead at the time . . . His block was returned 22 yards by Marcus Washington to the UAB 45, a turn of events that set MSU up for a tying field goal . . . It was the first blocked field goal by a Bulldog since Antonio Johnson blocked an Arkansas three-point attempt in 2006 . . . Part of a defensive effort that permitted the Blazers just 71 yards rushing . . . Had two hits against Tennessee in Week 7 . . . Made three hits a week later at West Virginia . . . Returned to the stats sheet with a 2-yard tackle for loss at Arkansas in Week 11 . . . Credited with one hit in MSU’s 17-14 victory over Ole Miss in the Battle For The Golden Egg . . . Made three tackles, one of which was a tackle for loss (minus 1 yard), in the Bulldogs’ 10-3 win over Central Florida in the 2007 AutoZone Liberty Bowl.          

 

2006: 
Played in seven games during his true freshman season for the Bulldogs . . . Played in four games at midseason (Weeks 4-7) and three near the schedule’s end (Week 8-10) . . . Totaled seven tackles on the year . . . Saw action for the first time in his initial season in Starkville during Week 4 action at UAB . . . Had a solid outing in just his second collegiate game one week later at LSU, seeing increased playing time with injuries along the defensive line . . . Totaled five tackles against the Tigers.

 

HIGH SCHOOL:
Two-way lineman for head coach Donald Shockley at North Clayton High School in College Park, GA (an Atlanta suburb)., …Earned four letters in football and was a four-year starter…Honored as the Offensive Lineman of the Year 2003, Defensive Lineman of the Year 2004… Led team to a 10-1 record in 2004, as well as the 5AAAA region and sub-region championship...Honored as the team's Defensive and Offensive Lineman of the Year for 2005… Also received the top scholar athlete award the same year …Named to the Atlanta Journal-Constitution All-Clayton/Henry Super 11... Honored with the Captain's Award in 2005...Participated in the Athens NIKE and MSL training camps … All-around athlete who excelled in football, basketball, baseball and track and field....Above a 3.0 grade point average in the classroom ... Committed to Mississippi State in January 2006.  Other top scholarship offers:  Memphis, Virginia Tech, and Akron.

 

PERSONAL: 
Born Alexander Kyle Love, 11-18-86, in the Republic of South Korea... Son of Colonel Retired (USA) Anthony and Mrs. Miriam Love ... Majoring in fitness management.

 

 

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