The Green Bay Packers swooped up a rare Group of Five talent back in 2020 when they decided to draft Jordan Love. And in the process, Love became the first quarterback at his school to be taken in the first round.
Jordan Love’s College Football Career
Utah State saw stardom and potential in Love.
Love, in the process, became a passer who stacked accolades for the Aggies and shattered school records.
Some of the notable awards Love gathered included All-Mountain West Conference honors, New Mexico Bowl Most Valuable Player, and a Davey O’Brien Great 8 nominee.
Outside of the awards, Love rewrote the school record books in the following categories: career total yards of offense (9,003), career 300-yard passing games (12), and single-season completions (293), attempts (473), and touchdown passes (32).
But he would’ve never gotten to Logan, Utah if it weren’t for his quiet recruiting period.
How Did Utah State Land Love?
Even while playing alongside future NFL linebacker Krys Barnes and playing for a high school powerhouse at Liberty High in Bakersfield, Calif., Love had a quiet recruiting period.
In fact, Love was only offered by one FBS program: Utah State. Love’s other offers were all from the Big Sky Conference in the FCS: Northern Arizona, Eastern Washington, Sacramento State, and Northern Colorado.
Love even collected prep awards at Liberty. He was the California Interscholastic Federation Division I Offensive Player of the Year and guided the Patriots to the CIF Central Section Division I championship over Clovis High.
The Aggies took in an under-recruited Love, and in the process, he became a school record-breaker.
How Has Love Fared as the Green Bay Packers Quarterback?
So far, Love has had a strong start in his first season handling the quarterback reins post-Aaron Rodgers.
Love has completed 51 passes out of 96 attempts for seven touchdowns and just one interception. His quarterback rating is 94.7 through three games.
Love also has 74 rushing yards on 14 carries and crossed the end zone once while carrying the football.
He recently got the Packers to erase a 17-point deficit to beat a previously unbeaten New Orleans Saints team 18-17. To do so, Love connected with Romeo Doubs for the final eight-yard touchdown pass with 2:56 left in the game.