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SALT LAKE CITY — The final NFCAA preseason watchlist was released today, and Utah State’s Jordan Love was one of the players included on it. Love was named to the 2019 Walter Camp Award preseason watchlist.
The Walter Camp Award is awarded to the most outstanding college player of the year by the Walter Camp Football Foundation.
The award honors athletes who are well-rounded and driven as a person as well as athletically. The athletes that are selected for this award are team players who put their team before themselves and are leaders on and off of the field.
This award is named for Walter Camp, who is called “The Father of American Football.” Camp played a major role in creating American football and turning it into the game it is today. Not only was he a strong player, Camp also established the National Collegiate Athletic Association and he promoted football in this country.
Love is one of 40 players from across the nation to be named to this watchlist and is the only player from the Mountain West who was selected. He is one of 16 quarterbacks to complete the list.
Love is a California native who has made an impact on the Utah State program in his two years with the team. In 2018, he was named to the second-team all-Mountain West and was a Davey O’Brien Great 8 Honoree three times last season, among other recognitions.
Love has already received a number of preseason accolades, including being named to the Davey O’Brien Award watchlist, the Maxwell Award watchlist, the preseason first-team all-Mountain West by Athlon Sports and Phil Steele’s Magazine and being named the Mountain West’s Preseason Offensive Player of the Year.
During his sophomore year, Love threw 32 touchdown passes, totaled 3,567 passing yards, had seven 300-yard passing games, was responsible for 234 points, and was named the Mountain West Offensive Player of the Week five different times, all of which are school records.
Love also threw two 400-yard passing games and tied the program record with five touchdown passes against both San Jose State and UNLV.
Going into the 2019 season, Love is 396-of-652 passing with 5,198 total yards and 40 touchdowns. He has only 12 interceptions against him and is in the top-10 in school history in ten different categories.
The Aggies are gearing up for their first game of the 2019 season which will take place against Wake Forest on Friday, Aug. 6 at 6 p.m. in Winston-Salem, North Carolina.