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Sean Fitzgerald Love (born September 6, 1968) is a former American professional offensive guard in the National Football League for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Carolina Panthers. He played college football at Penn State University.

Sean Love
No. 79
Personal information
Born: (1968-09-06) September 6, 1968 (age 51)
Coaldale, Schuylkill County, Pennsylvania
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:304 lb (138 kg)
Career information
High school:Marian Catholic (PA)
College:Penn State
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 10 / Pick: 264
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Games played:19
Games Started:1
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early yearsEdit

Love attended Marian Catholic High School, where he played as a both an offensive and defensive tackle, contributing to a three-year mark of 32-4, including a 13-0 record and a conference title in 1986 that was part of a 24-game winning streak.

As a senior he received All-state honors. He was named the defensive most valuable player in the Big 33 Football Classic between the All-stars from the states of Pennsylvania and Maryland.

College careerEdit

Love accepted a football scholarship from Penn State University and was redshirted as a freshman. In 1998, he was used primarily as an offensive lineman.

The next year he was named a starter at guard, but suffered a leg injury in the season opener against the University of Virginia, that forced him to miss 3 of the next 8 games. He returned to start in the last 2 games of the year.

As a senior, he suffered different injuries that limited him to play in only 4 games and 57 offensive plays.

Professional careerEdit

Dallas CowboysEdit

Love was selected in the tenth round (264th overall) of the 1991 NFL Draft by the Dallas Cowboys. He was waived on August 12.

New York GiantsEdit

On August 14, 1991, he was claimed off waivers by the New York Giants.[1] He was cut on August 26.[2]

Buffalo BillsEdit

On July 6, 1992, he was signed by the Buffalo Bills.[3] He was released on October 21 from the practice squad.[4] He was re-signed in 1993, but was released before the season started.

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (first stint)Edit

The Tampa Bay Buccaneers claimed him off waivers on August 31, 1993.[5] He made his debut in the NFL that year and spent two seasons with the team before being waived on August 22, 1995.[6]

Carolina PanthersEdit

Love joined the expansion Carolina Panthers on September 6, 1995, for their inaugural season.[7] That year, he played in a career high 11 games mainly on special teams and made the only start of his professional career.[8] He was released on August 18, 1996.[9]

Tampa Bay Buccaneers (second stint)Edit

On January 2, 1997, he signed a two-year contract with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.[10] He was cut on August 18.[11]

New York JetsEdit

Love was claimed off waivers by the New York Jets, before being traded to the Philadelphia Eagles a few days later in exchange for past considerations.[12]

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

Although he was cut before the start of the 1997 season, he was later brought back in November but wasn't activated for a game. He was re-signed in 1998, but was released in August.[13]


  1. ^ "Giants acquire Love on waivers from Dallas". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  2. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  3. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  4. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  5. ^ "Bucs down to two QBs". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  6. ^ "Marshall plans to give Jets defense a much-needed lift". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  7. ^ "Levy foresees mixed emotions when Reich plays". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  8. ^ "Seahawk files grievance over move". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  9. ^ "Panthers trim roster to 60 players". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  10. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  11. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  12. ^ "Eagles get Love from Jets - Sean Love". Retrieved February 19, 2017.
  13. ^ "Transactions". Retrieved February 19, 2017.

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