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Bryce Love | Running Back

Team: Stanford Cardinal
Ht / Wt:  5'10" / 184

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Recent News's Daniel Jeremiah compared Stanford senior RB Bryce Love to Tampa Bay Buccaneers RB Jacquizz Rodgers.
Jeremiah explained, "Both guys lack ideal measurables, but they have natural instincts, toughness and a ton of production. Love has a little more top speed than Rodgers, but they both possess outstanding quickness. I don't see Love becoming a heavy-workload back at the next level, but he should have a long, successful NFL career as a complementary back." This seems like a really underwhelming comparison for the 2017 Heisman runner-up and the odds-on favorite in 2018 due to how Rodgers turned out in the NFL. Eliminating Rodgers' pedestrian tenure in the NFL and solely looking at him as a prospect makes the comparison slightly more palatable. Jun 15 - 12:02 PM

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In their latest odds for the Heisman Trophy, Westgate Superbook has Stanford senior RB Bryce Love listed as the favorite at 5/1.

Love is followed by Wisconsin RB Jonathan Taylor (7/1), Georgia QB Jake Fromm (10/1), Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa (10/1), Oregon QB Justin Herbert (14/1) and Arizona QB Khalil Tate (14/1). The likes of Auburn QB Jarrett Stidham and Georgia RB D'Andre Swift can be had at 20/1. If you're looking for a long, long shot, Clemson DT Dexter Lawrence is drawing 100/1 odds.
Jun 9 - 11:11 AM

ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. ranks Stanford senior RB Bryce Love as his top tailback in his way-too-early 2019 draft board.

Love is ranked 10th, and he's one of two running backs on Kiper's list; joining Oklahoma's Rodney Anderson. Love put up monster numbers -- even when he wasn't healthy -- but some don't seem terribly sold on the 5-foot-10, 184-pound tailback as a first-round pick. Kiper doesn't seem to be one of those people. As Kiper summarizes: " year after Christian McCaffrey averaged 6.3 yards per carry and caught 37 passes on his way to the top 10 of the draft, all Love did was average 8.1 yards per carry last season. What he will want to do more is catch passes, because he's slippery in space."
Source: ESPN
May 11 - 7:59 PM

ESPN's Todd McShay projects Stanford senior RB Bryce Love to go to the Raiders with the 18th pick in his way-too-early 2019 mock draft.

Oh this would be fun. Love is one of two running backs that McShay projects to go in the first round in 2018, with Oklahoma's Rodney Anderson (30th to the Steelers) being the other. The 2017 Heisman Trophy finalist would be the replacement for heir apparent to Marshawn Lynch, who will be a free agent after this year. As McShay notes: "The diminutive (5-10, 186) running back played through an ankle injury and finished second in the Heisman voting, compiling 2,118 rushing yards on the season (second in the nation)."
Source: ESPN
May 4 - 7:34 PM

Stanford redshirt senior RB Bryce Love was awarded the Lombardi Award on Saturday.

Love beat out six other finalists to win the award, which was open to skill-position players for the first time. The Stanford tailback also won the Doak Walker Award as the season's top running back after rushing for 19 touchdowns and 2,112 yards for the Pac-12 North champions. Love currently is also currently the betting favorite to win the 2018 Heisman Trophy, so this may not be the last trophy he takes home this calendar year.
Jan 28 - 12:47 PM

Bovada listed Stanford redshirt senior RB Bryce Love as the 2018 Heisman Trophy front-runner with 7/1 odds.

Love was a Heisman finalist for the 2017 season, missing out on the award to Oklahoma's Baker Mayfield. Following him up on Bovada for the 2018 award are Wisconsin RB Johnathan Taylor (8/1), Arizona QB Khalil Tate (9/1) and Alabama QB Tua Tagovailoa (10/1). A sleeper for you? FSU RB Cam Akers, who set the freshman rushing record with the Seminoles this past season and lands at 22/1 on the Heisman odds board at this early juncture. For reference's sake, those odds are lower than the ones set for Oregon QB Justin Herbert and Clemson QB Kelly Bryant (both 15/1).
Jan 23 - 2:30 PM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Bryce Love will return to school for his final season of eligibility.

Love's production in 2017 was absolutely ridiculous, recording 2,118 yards and 19 touchdowns after picking up for the departed Christian McCaffrey. His rate of producing 20-plus yard runs, behind an outstanding offensive line, seemed otherworldly. We all will get to see another year of it. The 2018 running back class still looks great.
Source: SF Gate
Jan 16 - 8:55 AM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Bryce Love has yet to announce his decision as to whether or not he'll declare for the 2018 Draft.

The deadline to enter is January 15, and to quote Judge Snails: "Well, we're waiting." Love (5'10/184) isn't one for drawing attention, and perhaps the fact that we've heard nothing from the junior Heisman finalist tells us what we need to know. Draft Analyst's Tony Pauline tweets that he heard at Shrine Game practices that Love's father was telling people he would be coming back for his senior season. It's possible we may not hear anything from him, but until we get the official list, we'll be on pins and needles.
Jan 16 - 12:26 AM

Bleacher Report's Matt Miller passes along that "people at Stanford think [redshirt junior RB] Bryce Love will stay in school and not declare for the draft."

Love (5'10/184) is one of the few big draft-eligible players yet to announce his intentions. We'll find out soon enough one way or another -- today (Monday) is the deadline for underclassmen to declare. Love's return to Stanford would not only shift some draft boards, it would be an obvious boon for the Cardinal, particularly given that conference foe Washington is returning a number of draft-eligible pieces for the 2018 season. Love rushed for a Stanford-record 2,118 yards and 19 touchdowns during the 2017 campaign.
Jan 15 - 1:11 PM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Bryce Love rushed for 145 yards and two touchdowns on 26 carries in Thursday's 39-37 loss to TCU in the Alamo Bowl.

Freshly-adorned Doak Walker winner Love put in a 15-yard touchdown run to open the game's scoring midway through the first quarter. That was just the table-setter for what was to come, as the 5-foot-10, 184-pounder later broke through for one his patented long bolts to glory, this one coming from 69 yards out early in the third quarter. He could have had an even bigger game, but suffered a thumb injury -- one which ESPN says required stitches -- in the fourth quarter which required an extended stay in the medical tent. Love finishes the season having rushed for a Stanford-record 2,118 yards and 19 touchdowns, breaking Christian McCaffrey's record set just three seasons ago. Should he declare for the draft, he's a tough back with speed to burn, stellar vision and an underrated strength component to his game. Size and a lack of experience as a pass-catcher could potentially cause some NFL teams to shy off, but he's likely an early Day 2 selection at worst, one with late Day 1 upside.
Fri, Dec 29, 2017 12:37:00 AM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Bryce Love won the Doak Walker Award on Thursday.

Love beat out two Big Ten backs for the award for the top running back in the country: Wisconsin's Jonathan Taylor, and Penn State's Saquon Barkley. Despite being limited by an ankle injury late in the year, Love still put up spectacular numbers; rushing for 1,973 yards and 17 touchdowns on a sensational 8.3 yards-per-carry. He'll look to go over the magical two thousand yard mark in their bowl game against Oklahoma State in the Alamo Bowl.
Thu, Dec 7, 2017 08:13:00 PM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Bryce Love (ankle) rushed for 125 yards and a touchdown on 22 carries in Friday's 31-28 Pac-12 Championship Game loss to USC.

What a performance. Multiple times during the game, Love hobbled off the field due to his continued nagging high-ankle sprain, only to come right back out for another four or five yard run. This pattern played out repeatedly in what was one of the more physically impressive games by a limited player that we've seen this season. He's now up to 1,969 yards and 17 touchdowns through 12 games played (he missed a contest against Oregon State due to the ankle). Love is one of a handful of players in the country realistically in contention for the Heisman Trophy.
Fri, Dec 1, 2017 11:52:00 PM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Bryce Love finished with 20 rushes for 125 yards in Saturday's 38-20 win against Notre Dame.

Love averaged a solid 6.3 yards per carry, which is pretty good considering he was dealing with an ankle injury leading up to the game. He aggravated his injury last week in 'The Big Game' against California. If he was not at 100 percent, you could have fooled the Irish. Love will look to continue the good work in the Pac-12 Conference Championship Game next week against USC.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 11:48:00 PM

Stanford HC David Shaw announced that redshirt junior RB Bryce Love (ankle) will be active for Saturday's game against Notre Dame.

As expected. Though there was little question that Love would play, it's an open question about how far his ankle has progressed. Love injured it near the end of October, missed the Oregon State game, and has been playing at less than 100-percent since. Love re-injured the ankle last week against Cal. The Heisman candidate has run for 1,723 yards and 16 touchdowns this season on 8.84 yards YPC.
Sat, Nov 25, 2017 11:29:00 AM

Stanford redshirt junior RB Bryce Love (ankle) said that he plans on playing in Saturday's game against Notre Dame.

Love injured his ankle near the end of October. While he has managed to play in the last two contests, he suffered a recurrence of the issue against Cal over the weekend. The redshirt junior is a tough cookie and has shown the ability to play through the injury concern -- it forced him to miss Stanford's win over Oregon State earlier this fall, but that's it. This upcoming showdown with Notre Dame will be a stellar opportunity for Love to put his best Heisman foot forward if he can play. The Cardinal will be taking on the Irish in ABC's primetime slot come Saturday.
Tue, Nov 21, 2017 06:05:00 PM