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Kyle Love
DT #74
Height:
6-1
Weight:
315
College:
Mississippi State
Hometown:
Fairburn, Ga.
Experience:
3
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 43 69 37 32 5.5 0 1 0 0 0 -- 0
2013 JAC 1 4 1 3 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 KC 1 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 NE 16 25 11 14 1.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 NE 16 33 20 13 3 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2010 NE 9 7 5 2 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --

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Biography

Kyle Love was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent on April 29, 2010.
CAREER TRANSACTIONS
Kyle Love was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent on April 29, 2010.

SEASONAL REVIEWS

2012 (16/12, 2/1)
  • Starts at defensive tackle alongside Vince Wilfork.
  • Started at defensive tackle in the AFC Championship vs. Baltimore (1/20) but left in the first quarter with a knee injury and did not return.
  • Credited with a season-high six tackles including a 1/2 sack for zero yards vs. Arizona (9/16).
  • Started at defensive tackle and made three stops as part of a defense that held the Titans to 20 yards rushing on 16 carries in the win at Tennessee (9/9).

2011 (16/13, 3/3)
  • Appeared in all 16 contests, starting 13. Finished the season with four sacks for 14 yards, 55 tackles, five quarterback hits and a fumble recovery.
  • Made one tackle in a start against the Giants in Super Bowl XLVI (2/5).
  • Made three tackles in a start against the Ravens in the AFC Championship game (1/22).
  • Started at defensive tackle and recorded five tackles and a pass defensed in the Divisional playoff game against the Broncos (1/14).
  • Sacked Ryan Fitzpatrick for three-yard loss in the first quarter. Added one tackle in the start against the Bills (1/1).
  • Made three tackles in start against the Dolphins (12/24).
  • Contributed five tackles in a start against the Broncos (12/18).
  • Recorded seven tackles and one quarterback hit in a start against the Redskins (12/11).
  • Made six tackles in a start against the Colts (12/4).
  • Sacked Vince Young in the second quarter and added two tackles in a start against the Eagles (11/27).
  • Recorded two tackles in a start against the Chiefs (11/21).
  • Made five tackles in a start against the Jets (11/13).
  • Recorded six tackles and one quarterback hit in a start against the Giants (11/6).
  • Sacked Ben Roethlisberger for a loss of 11 yards, ultimately leading to a  Steelers punt. Added one tackle in the start (10/30).
  • Made three tackles, including one for a loss, in a start against the Cowboys (10/16).
  • Started at left defensive tackle, making five tackles against the Jets (10/9)
  • Made his first start of the season, recording one tackle against the Raiders (10/2).
  • Made a career-high five tackles against the Bills (9/25).
  • Recovered a Philip Rivers fumble forced by a Mark Anderson sack late in the fourth quarter and added two tackles against the Chargers (9/18).
  • Played in a reserve role against the Dolphins (9/12).

2010 (9/1,1/0)
  • Was inactive against the Jets (12/6).
  • Saw significant playing time against the Lions, recording four tackles and a pass defensed (11/25).
  • Saw time in a reserve role against the Colts, making two tackles (11/21).
  • Played briefly against the Steelers at the end of the game (11/14).
  • Was inactive against the Bills (9/26), Dolphins (10/4), Ravens (10/17), Chargers (10/24), Vikings (10/31), and Browns (11/7).
  • Made his NFL debut against the Jets as part of the defensive rotation (9/19).
  • Was active but did not play in the season opener against the Bengals (9/12).


COLLEGE
  • Played in 44 games at Mississippi State and finished with 71 tackles, including 34 tackles as a senior in 2009.
  • Pressed into immediate service on the defensive line as a true freshman in 2006 and played as a reserve, earning nine starts in 2007, two starts in 2008 and 12 starts in 2009.
  • Came to Mississippi State after an outstanding career as a two-way lineman from the Georgia prep ranks.


PERSONAL
  • Born Nov. 18, 1986 in the Republic of South Korea.
  • Son of Colonel Retired (USA) Anthony and Mrs. Miriam Love.
  • Was a two-way lineman at North Clayton High School in College Park, Georgia.
  • Earned four letters in football as a four-year starter.
  • Honored as the Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2003 and the Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2004.
  • Majored in fitness management.


EXTRA POINTS
  • Love was born in South Korea where his father was stationed as an officer in the United States Army.
  • Earned the nickname ‘Mini-V’ at Mississippi State for his resemblance to Vince Wilfork.

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