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#86 Dante Love
Position: Wide Receiver
Height: 5'10"
Weight: 176
Year: Junior
Hometown: Cincinnati, Ohio
High School: Withrow
Experience: 2 Letters
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Dante Love
Courtesy: Ball State Athletics
Release: 12/03/2006

Career: Has 2,778 receiving yards to become only the fourth player in Ball State history to go over the 2,000 yard mark . . . ranks second in Ball State history behind only the 3,030 by Dante Ridgeway (2002-04) . . . managed a 100-yard kickoff return for a touchdown vs. Central Michigan to tie Ball State’s all-time mark for longest kickoff return . . . has 20 touchdown receptions, which is the fourth best career mark in Ball State history . . . has 199 career receptions, which ranks as the second most in Ball State’s record books . . . tied for the record of 100 or more yards receiving games with Dante Ridgeway (2002-04) tailing 11 . . . tied for second for the record of touchdown passes caught with 10 . . . second for most yards in a single season with 1,398 in 2007 . . . set the Ball State career record with 2,129 kickoff return yards . . . set the record for most kickoff return yards in a game with 266 vs. Western Michigan in 2007 . . . shattered the record for most kickoff return yards in a season with 1,100 in 2007  . . . played in 40 games in his career before injury. . . owns at least one reception in 33 straight games

2008 (Sr.): Played in the first 4 games on the season with a career ending neck injury during the second quarter of the Indiana game . . . co-captain of the 2008 season . . . John V. Magnabosco Award (MVP) co-recipient . . . MAC West Division Player of the Week (9/08/08) . . . honored All-MAC Second Team . . . tailed a total of 64 rushing yards and 460 receiving yards on the season . . . had one touchdown vs. Northeastern and Navy . . . tailed a total of 28 receptions on the season . . . season high 9 receptions both vs. Northeastern and Navy for a total of 236 yards received between both game . . . season high 6 rushes vs. Navy for a total of 37 yards . . . had a total of 10 kick returns with a total of 267 yards returned before injury

2007 (Jr.): Played in all 13 games and started in 11 to earn third letter . . . set the Mid-American Conference single-season record for all-purpose yardage in a season (2,690) and for most kickoff return yards in a season (1,100) . . . the 1,100 kickoff return yards also set a Ball State record . . . set the MAC single-game record for kickoff returns (9), kickoff return yards (266) and tied the mark for longest kickoff return (100 yards) in his performance vs. Central Michigan . . . the 266 yards set the Ball State single-game record . . . owns the second best MAC single-season mark for kickoff returns in a season (48) . . . ranked second in the country in all-purpose yards per game (206.9), sixth in receiving yards per game (107.54) and seventh in catches per game (7.69) . . . managed 1,398 receiving yards to become only the fifth player in Ball State history to reach that plateau . . . tallied 214 yards receiving at Nebraska, which ranks as the sixth best single-game effort in Ball State annals . . . had 177 receiving yards vs. Indiana, which is the 11th best single-game mark in Ball State history . . . totalled 101 receiving yards at Western Michigan, while teamate Louis Johnson managed 110, to make the duo only the seventh in Ball State history to be multiple 100-yard receivers in the same game . . . repeated the feat at Northern Illinois (Love 135 yards, Johnson 116 yards) to mark only the eighth time ever for a Ball State duo . . . had seven games of 100 yards or more receiving . . . his 1,398 receiving yards is Ball State’s second best single-season mark behind only the 1,399 in 2004 by Dante Ridgeway . . . had 10 touchdown catches to tie for the second best single-season mark in Ball State history, only one behind the school record of 11 by Darius Hill in 2007 . . . caught 100 passes, which is second on Ball State’s single-season list . . . caught 14 passes at Indiana, which ties for the second best single-game mark in school history.

2006 (So.): Started seven games and played in all 12 to earn second letter . . . ranked second for the Cardinals with 86.2 all-purpose yards per game . . . led the team in receiving, ranked fourth in rushing and was the team’s second best kick returner . . . tallied a season-high 116 receiving yards vs. North Dakota State, while teammate Darius Hill had 108 receiving yards -- this marked only the sixth time in Ball State history two receivers had 100 yards in the same game . . . had 735 receiving yards, which ranks as the ninth best single-season mark in Ball State history . . . caught 52 passes, which is the 11th best single-season effort in BSU annals . . . tallied a season-high nine catches vs. Indiana . . . managed touchdown catches vs. Eastern Michigan, vs. North Dakota State, at Michigan and at Toledo . . . had a career-long reception of 70 yards vs. NDSU, which went for a TD . . . rushed a season high four times at Miami University . . . gained a season-high 57 rushing yards and a rushing TD vs. Eastern Michigan . . . had a season-high 31-yard rush for a TD vs. EMU . . . had a season-high five kickoff returns vs. Northern Illinois for a season-best 113 yards.

2005 (Fr.): Played in all 11 games as a true freshman to earn first letter . . . made first career start vs. Akron . . . ranked fourth on the team in receiving . . . led Ball State, ranked third in the Mid-American Conference and ranked 31st in the nation in kickoff returns . . . managed a 96-yard kickoff return for a touchdown at Ohio . . . managed a career-best two TD receptions at Western Michigan, and was the only BSU receiver to manage two TD catches in the same game in 2005 . . . had a season-high three catches at Western Michigan and versus Akron . . . tallied a career-high five rushes at NIU . . . totalled a season-high 66 receiving yards at WMU, and a season-high 49 rushing yards vs. Bowling Green . . . had a career-long rush of 42 yards vs. Bowling Green, which was the longest rush by a Ball State player all season . . . posted a season-high five kickoff returns for a season-best 156 kickoff return yards vs. WMU . . . led Ball State in all-purpose yards with 74.7 per game plus tied for second on the team in scoring with 24 points . . . averaged 4.7 yards per rush and 9.7 yards per catch . . . named a co-recipient of Ball State’s John Hodge Award as the team’s most outstanding freshman. High School: Earned two letters in football for Coach Charles Gamble . . . helped team to a 10-1 overall record as a senior and a 16-5 mark in his two seasons . . . helped team to a 6-0 mark in the Southwest Ohio Public League and the league championship as a senior . . . threw for 2,094 yards with 20 touchdowns plus rushed for 970 yards and 14 TDs as a senior . . . All-City and City Offensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . All-Southwest Ohio District as a senior . . . Ohio North-South All-Star and Ohio East-West All-Star . . . two-time Withrow Most Valuable Player . . . passed for 3,700 yards with 37 touchdowns plus rushed for 1,800 yards with 16 TDs in his career . . . Cincinnati Enquirer Division III Player of the Year.

Personal: Son of Maxine Love . . . two brothers and two sisters . . . born March 19, 1986, in Cincinnati, Ohio . . . full name is Dante Love.