Former Mississippi State DL Kyle Love announces retirement from NFL
After 10 years in the NFL, Kyle Love is hanging it up.
The former Mississippi State defensive lineman made the announcement Friday on his Instagram account:
Closing this chapter in my life and opening up a new one! I want to say thank you to the NFL for allowing me to live out my childhood dream! To the Patriots for starting my career! To the Panthers for allowing my career to continue and to finish my career near home! My journey wasn’t easy but through GOD ANYTHING IS POSSIBLE! Let my story be an example for anyone who may have ever been told no or that you can’t do something in life. My GOD, My DISCIPLINE, My DEDICATION, My Determination and My desire has taken me 10 years down this road. Lord knows it was a long road. But only the strong may concur all! I want to give a big Thank You to my wife Constance Love who’s been my rider through it all! The good and the Bad and the ups and the downs! To my parents who raised me to become the man that I am! To Mississippi State football that gave me a scholarship to help showcase my talent to get to the big stage. Once again thank you for everyone who’s rocked with me over my career! . LOVEBOAT OUT!!! ✌🏾
Love managed a lengthy career in the NFL despite going undrafted in 2010. He landed with New England that off-season and remained with the Patriots through 2012. After bouncing around the league in 2013, he signed with Carolina in 2014 and played for the Panthers through 2019. Love signed with Tampa Bay in the 2020 offseason but was cut ahead of the regular season. He retires after playing in 115 games including 32 starts, recording 15 career sacks.
A member of #DLU is officially retiring.
— Mississippi State Football (@HailStateFB) March 26, 2021