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November 26, 2011
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Kyle Love (born November 18, 1986) is an American football nose tackle for the New England Patriots of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Patriots as an undrafted free agent in 2010. He played college football at Mississippi State and high school football at North Clayton High School.

Early years North Clayton HS

Love was born in South Korea, where his father was stationed as an officer in the United States Army. He attended North Clayton High School in College Park, Georgia, where he was a four-year starter on the school's football team and his mother was his school teacher. She has since transfered her services and now is a teacher at Morrow High School. He was honored as the team's Offensive Lineman of the Year in 2003, and as Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2004.

College career

Mississippi State

Following high school, Love attended Mississippi State University, where he played in seven games as a reserve defensive lineman as a true freshman in 2006, finishing the season with seven tackles. In 2007, Love started 9 of 13 games at defensive tackle, recording 17 tackles, 3.5 tackles for a loss, and a fumble recovery. As a junior in 2008, Love made two starts along the defensive line, appearing in 12 games overall and finishing with 14 tackles and two sacks. Love started 12 games as a senior in 2009, recording a career-high 19 tackles.

Professional career

New England Patriots

After going undrafted in the 2010 NFL Draft, Love signed with the New England Patriots. He became one of only two undrafted rookies to make the Patriots' 2010, opening day roster, and made his NFL debut as a reserve in Week 2 against the New York Jets. He was then inactive until Week 10, when he filled in for an injured Myron Pryor as a defensive line reserve. Love made his first career start in the Patriots' season finale against the Miami Dolphins. He finished his rookie season with seven tackles and one sack in nine games played.

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