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35   L.A. Love
L.A. Love

Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Bryan, Texas

High School:
Bryan H.S.

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 245

Position:
LB

Birthdate:
04/11/1983


As A Redshirt Senior In 2005:

  • Top back-up linebacker who has the ability to make big plays. Can also play on the defensive line.
  • Suffered knee injury early in training camp, played vs. Colgate (9/10), but decided to have season-ending knee surgery prior to Albany (9/17) game.
  • Returned to action at Colgate (9/10), seeing time on special teams.
  • In 2004, had 49 tackles, 31 solo, playing in all 11 games, starting last five in a row, totalling 35 tacklesin a four-game stretch from Oct. 16-Nov. 6.
  • Life story of outstanding achievement and perserverance has been featured nationally on FOX SportsNet's Across America.
  • Received his undergraduate degree in economics in three years and is pursuing his master's degree in sport management. First person in family to graduate from college.
  • Member of UMass' Student Advisory Committee.

    General: Outstanding student and role model, who completed his undergraduate degree in economics in three years and has continued on, pursuing his master's degree in sport management ... Starting strong side linebacker as a junior ... Excellent run defender ... Versatile linebacker who has the ability to make big plays ... Can also play on the defensive line ... Volunteers as a tutor at local high school ... Member of the SAAC (Student-Athlete Advisory Council) at UMass ... Life story of outstanding achievement and perseverance has been featured nationally on FOX SportsNet.

    As A Redshirt Junior In 2004: Game-By-Game Statistics
    Had 50 tackles, 32 solo, playing in 11 games ... Started the last five games totaling 36 tackles ... Had four tackles for loss, including one sack, for 19 yards ... Broke up one pass in coverage ... Piled up nine tackles and blocked the extra-point in overtime which gave UMass the 35-34 win over Maine (10/30) ... Made career-high 12 tackles at Rhode Island (10/23) with four solo and a tackle for loss ... Started at strong-side linebacker at New Hampshire (10/16) making nine tackles, five solo, including 100th career tackle ... Recorded three tackles, two for loss, and a sack at Delaware State (9/4) in season opener ... Had team's Special Teams Hit of the Week following that game ... Made five tackles at Northeastern (11/6) ... Had four tackles, three solo, vs. Delaware (9/25) ... Member of UMass' Student Advisory Committee.

    As A Redshirt Sophomore In 2003: Game-By-Game Statistics
    A key contributor for the Minutemen at inside linebacker and on special teams ... Named Academic All-Atlantic 10 Conference ... Received the team's Academic Achievement Award ... Saw action in 12 games ... Totaled 31 tackles, including 25 solo stops, six tackles for loss and two sacks ... Recorded seven solo tackles in the win over James Madison, with three tackles for loss and a sack ... Made six total tackles in the victory over New Hampshire, including one tackle for loss ... Totaled five tackles at Kansas State, including two tackles for loss and one sack ... Made three tackles in the season opener against Central Connecticut State ... Had a pair of tackles against Richmond, Northeastern, Hofstra, William & Mary and Maine.

    As A Sophomore In 2002: Missed the entire year due to injury ... Received a medical redshirt.

    As A Freshman In 2001: Game-By-Game Statistics
    Saw action in all 11 games on the season, starting nine times ... Split his time between inside linebacker and defensive end ... Started seven times at defensive end and twice at linebacker ... Totaled 50 tackles on the season, while leading the team with 12 quarterback hurries and three forced fumbles ... Also had nine tackles for loss, a sack, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery ... Made six tackles against Richmond in the season finale ... Recorded seven tackles in the victory over Rhode Island, with a sack, three tackles for loss, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery ... Had four solo tackles at Maine ... Made four tackles in the win over Northeastern, with two tackles for loss and a forced fumble ... Totaled three solo tackles and five quarterback hurries at Villanova ... Recorded seven tackles against New Hampshire, including three tackles for loss ... Led the team with 11 total tackles at Hofstra, with a pass breakup and a forced fumble ... Had four tackles at Delaware, including one tackle for loss.

    Before UMass: Played for coach Marty Criswell at Bryan High School ... Recorded 101 total tackles, two sacks and three pass breakups during his senior season ... Had career totals of 155 tackles, five sacks, eight pass breakups, five forced fumbles, two fumble recoveries and two blocked punts ... Set a school record for most tackles in a playoff game with 19 against The Woodlands ... Led team to three district titles ... Received the FCA Sportsman of the Year and Outstanding Leader of the Year awards.

    Personal: Louis Anthony Love ... Born April 11, 1983, in Bryan, Texas ... Son of Leon and Ida Henderson ... Brother of Steven, Joshua and Arqutha ... Received his bachelor's degree in economics in May of 2004 ... Currently seeking a master's degree in sport management ... Upon completion of Master's, will head to Law School, studying Sport Law ... member of SAAC ... Involved in numerous community events ... Member of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc and AIA (Athletes In Action).

    CAREER STATISTICS (Defense)
    Year	GP	UT	AT	TT	Sacks	TFL	Int	PBU
    2001	11/9	37	13	50	1-10	9-26	0-0	1
    2003	12/0	25	6	31	2-15	6-21	0-0	0
    2004	11/5	31	18	49	1-9	4-19	0-0	1
    2005	1/0	0	0	0	0-0	0-0	0-0	0
    Totals	35/14	93	37	130	4-34	19-66	0-0	2
    

    CAREER HIGHS Tackles: 12 at Rhode Island (10/23/04) Blocked PAT: 1 vs. Maine (10/30/04)

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