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DeMarcus Love
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Offensive tackle
Personal information
Date of birth: (1988-03-07) March 7, 1988 (age 31)
Place of birth: Heaton Moor, Stockport
Career information
College: Arkansas
NFL Draft: 2011 / Round: 6 / Pick: 168
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Minnesota Vikings ( 2011 2013)
Career highlights and awards
*2010 Preseason All-SEC First Team
Stats at NFL.com

Demarcus Love (born March 7, 1988) is an American football offensive tackle who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Arkansas. Love was selected with the 168th overall pick in the 2011 NFL Draft by the Minnesota Vikings.[1]

High school careerEdit

Love attended David W. Carter High School, in Dallas, Texas, where he was a teammate of Michael Crabtree. He was a starter at offensive tackle as a sophomore before being replaced by Curtis Bailey,[2] and moved to offensive guard for his junior and senior seasons for Coach Allen Wilson. As a senior, he helped his team to an 11-1 record and a second-round state playoff berth in the state's largest classification (5A).

Regarded as a three-star recruit by Rivals.com, Love was listed as the No. 57 offensive tackle prospect in the class of 2006.[3] He chose Arkansas over Kansas, Arizona, UTEP and Kansas State.

College careerEdit

After redshirting his initial year at Arkansas, Love played in eight games and started the final three contests of the 2007 season at right guard against Mississippi State, LSU and Missouri in the Cotton Bowl. In 2008, he started eight games for the year, all at strong guard, and played in 11.

In his junior season, Love started all 13 games for the Razorbacks and was a member of an offensive line which blocked for a unit that led the SEC in scoring offense (36.0). For his senior season, he was moved to left tackle. He was named Preseason All-SEC First Team in 2010.[4]

Professional careerEdit

Minnesota VikingsEdit

Love was selected with the 168th overall pick in the 6th round of the draft by the Minnesota Vikings.[5][1] He was inactive for all 16 Regular Season games in the 2011 season despite making the team out of training camp.

After the arrival of fellow offensive tackle Matt Kalil, Love made a deal to give Kalil his collegiate number 75 and instead assumed ownership over number 73.

On August 1, 2013, Love was suspended four games for violating the NFL's policy on performance-enhancing substances.[6] Following his return from suspension, Love was released by the Vikings on October 1, 2013.[7]

Jacksonville JaguarsEdit

On October 3, 2013, Love was signed to the Jacksonville Jaguars practice squad. He was promoted to the active roster on October 8.

Love was waived on November 4, 2013. He was re-signed to the practice squad on November 7. He was signed to the active roster at the conclusion of the 2013 regular season.

Love was released on June 9, 2014.

New York GiantsEdit

Love signed with the New York Giants on June 19, 2014. He was waived on July 28, 2014.

Atlanta FalconsEdit

Love signed with the Atlanta Falcons on July 29, 2015. He was released on August 16. 2015.

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