Nov. 3, 2011
Former all-conference offensive lineman Duval Love served as honorary captain for the Bruins at their Oct. 29 Homecoming Game against California.
Love lettered four seasons (1981-84) for the Bruins, earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors twice and served as a team captain in 1984. He played on teams that participated in four bowl games and won three, including the 1983 and '84 Rose Bowls. During his time at UCLA, the Bruins were 33-12-3 and won a pair of Pac-10 titles.
Love also won UCLA's 1983 Paul I. Wellman Award for All-Around Excellence and the 1984 George W. Dickerson Award for Outstanding Offensive Player in the USC Game. In that 1984 USC game, which UCLA won, 29-10, Love and his offensive line enabled the Bruins to rush for 195 yards and allowed zero sacks.
Following his UCLA career, Love was drafted in the 10th round of the 1985 NFL Draft by the Los Angeles Rams, for whom he played seven seasons. He totaled 12 seasons in the NFL for the Rams, Pittsburgh Steelers and Arizona Cardinals, a career that included 167 games played and 86 starts.
Now enjoying retirement, Love lives in Lake Las Vegas. He has two sons, one who attends Corona del Mar HS and the other who plays in the British Columbia Hockey League.
UCLABruins.com's Ralph Irvin caught up with Love on the field during the UCLA-Washington State game.