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  Grayling Love
Grayling Love

Player Profile

Sacramento, Calif.

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Height / Weight:
6-3 / 296

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ASU: Established himself as one of the most elite student-athletes in the nation...was versatile on the field, having played every offensive line position throughout his Sun Devil career, and was dominant in the classroom, having twice earned first-team Pac-10 All-Academic honors...earned All-Pac-10 honors in each of his final three seasons...earned multiple team, conference and national honors for excellence in academics, sportsmanship and humanitarianism...started 31 of 45 career games...did not miss a game until the eighth game of his senior season......ASU ranked in the top 20 in the nation in passing offense (ninth in 2002, 20th in 2003, fifth in 2004 and third in 2005) throughout his career...earned Hard Hat honors for his work in the team's winter strength and conditioning program in each of his final three seasons.

2005: Despite missing the final five games of the season due to injury, he earned second team All-Pac-10 honors, his third consecutive all-conference selection...started at center in each of the seven games in which he played...was named first team Academic All-Pac-10 for the second straight year...was one of three players in the Pac-10 to be named to the all-conference and all-academic teams...was a finalist for the Draddy Trophy, which is regarded as the "Academic Heisman"... was named one of eight finalists for the 2005 ARA Sportsmanship Award...was a finalist for the Wuerffel Trophy, which is regarded as the "Humanitarian Heisman"...was named one of three finalists for the Bobby Bowden Award, presented annually by the Fellowship of Christian Athletes...earned the Pat Tillman Valor Award, formerly the Sun Devil Valor Award at the team's year-end banquet...was also a co-winner of the Cecil Abono Co-Captain Award at the year-end banquet...was selected as a National Scholar Athlete award winner, from which he earned $18,00 toward post-graduate studies...anchored an offensive line that helped ASU finish with the second-ranked total offense in the nation with 537.6 total yards per game...the Sun Devils also rushed for 18 touchdowns, after only six scores on the ground in 2004...earned his undergraduate degree in finance prior to the start of the season...was on the preseason watch list for the Rotary Lombardi Award, which is annually awarded to the nation's top lineman...was also one of 36 preseason candidates for the Outland Trophy, which is awarded to the nation's top interior lineman...was named a preseason second-team All-American and first-team All-Pac-10 selection by Athlon Sports...was ranked as the third-best center in the nation by the Sporting News...was recognized as the Hard Hat Co-Champion for his work in ASU's winter strength and conditioning program...that marked the third straight season that he has earned Hard Hat recognition.

2004: Started all 12 games...unselfish player who did whatever the team needed...started six games at left tackle and six at right guard...earned first-team All-Pac-10 honors, the second all-league selection of his career...named to the All-Pac-10 squad...was also a first-team Pac-10 All-Academic selection...was one of two players in the Pac-10 to be named to the all-conference and all-academic first teams...earned first-team ESPN the Magazine Academic All-District honors and was awarded the National Football Foundation and College Football Hall of Fame postgraduate scholarship (Valley of the Sun chapter)...was the winner of ASU's Outstanding Offensive Lineman Award at the season-end banquet...key contributor on a passing offense that led the Pac-10 and ranked fifth in the nation at 317.3 yards per game...ASU also finished third in the league and 16th in the nation in total offense (435.4 ypg) and fourth in the Pac-10 and 32nd in the country in scoring offense (29.3 ppg).

2003: Played in all 12 games with 11 starts...earned second-team All-Pac-10 honors...was also an honorable-mention Pac-10 All-Academic selection and a second-team CoSIDA Academic All-District honoree...won the inaugural Pac-10 Sportsmanship of his many acts of sportsmanship involved asking to give up his starting spot so a senior could start on Senior Day...winner of the team's Mike Bartholomew Most Improved Offensive Player award...became a fixture at right tackle...key contributor on an offensive line that ranked third in the Pac-10 in sacks allowed (24)...

2002: Played in all 14 games, getting a starting nod against North Carolina...filled in at right tackle after most of his prior experience was at center...earned Academic All-Pac-10 Honorable Mention honors.

2001: Redshirted.

HIGH SCHOOL: A 2001 graduate of Valley High School in Sacramento, Calif....listed as the No. 16 offensive lineman in the West by PrepStar Magazine...CBS Sportsline Preseason All-American...2000 All-Delta League on defense...2000 Sacramento Bee All-Metro First-Team Offense...2000 Student Sports Magazine all-state second team on offense for seniors...2000 Arco AM/PM Scholar-Athlete of the Month...2000 MLO Sports Nutrition Strength Team West All-American...selected for the 2000 California-Florida All-Star game...two-time team captain in 1999 and 2000...helped Valley High to the 1999 Delta League Co-Championship...was an all-league selection on offense in 1999...Sacramento Bee second team on offense in 1999...1999 Cal-Hi Magazine All-State First-Team on offense for juniors...talented two-way of Valley High "Fatboys" football fraternity...a Renaissance Scholar (3.5 GPA and above) for six quarters at Valley 1999, was a Presidential Classroom Scholar to Washington, D.C....2000 VHS Homecoming Prince...selected to attend the 2001 National Student Leadership Conference... served as a referee, coach and player since 1995 for the Christian Youth Basketball League.

PERSONAL: Majoring in considering a career as an accountant...father is the late Grayling Love...mother is Catherine (teacher)...has a sister, Aubrey (24), and a brother, Jerome (15)...his sister, Aubrey, played softball (catcher) at Morgan State University and was a three-year team MVP...born in September of 1983 in Lansing, Mich.... full name is Grayling Anthony Love.

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