Kyle Love was signed by the Patriots as a rookie free agent on April 29, 2010.SEASONAL REVIEWS2012 (16/12, 2/1)
2011 (16/13, 3/3)
- 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).
- 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).
- 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).
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.