Five things to know about DeMarcus Love

Posted Jun 19, 2014

The Giants signed DT Everett Dawkins and Tackle Demarcus Love and released DT Eathyn Manumaleuna and Tackle Steven Baker

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1. Love, 6-4 and 315 pounds, was originally selected by the Minnesota Vikings in the sixth round (168th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft by Minnesota and has yet to play in an NFL game.

2. Transactions: Waived by Minnesota on 10/01/13; Signed by Jacksonville to the practice squad on 10/3/13; Promoted to the active roster by Jacksonville on 10/8/13; Waived by Jacksonville on 11/4/13; Signed by Jacksonville to the practice squad on 11/6/13.

3. Love spent his entire rookie season (2011) on the 53-man active roster, but was inactive for all 16 games and missed the 2012 season with torn pectoral muscle.

4. A four-year letterman at Arkansas, Love was named team captain for the final two seasons and earned All-SEC first-team honors as a senior after moving to left tackle.

He played in 45 games with 37 starts during his college career, of which 26 came at tackle and 11 at guard.

5. A native of Lancaster Texas, he attended David W. Carter High School in Dallas, where he was teammates with 49ers wide receiver Michael Crabtree.