David Loverne

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David Loverne
No. 79, 64, 61, 62
Position: Guard
Personal information
Date of birth: (1976-05-22) May 22, 1976 (age 41)
Place of birth: San Jose, California
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 293 lb (133 kg)
Career information
College: San Jose State
NFL Draft: 1999 / Round: 3 / Pick: 90
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com

David Dason Loverne (born May 22, 1976) is a former American football guard. He was drafted by the New York Jets in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft. He played college football at Idaho.

Loverne was also a member of the Washington Redskins, St. Louis Rams, Detroit Lions and Houston Texans.

Early years[edit]

Loverne did not begin playing football until high school after his mother reportedly insisted he take up sports in order to stay out of trouble. His football team, De La Salle High School, was named national champion in five different years on a winning streak which began when Loverne played there as a two-way lineman.

College career[edit]

Loverne transferred to San José State University after spending his freshman season at the University of Idaho.

Professional career[edit]

Loverne first entered the NFL as third-round draft selection (90th overall) by the New York Jets in 1999 NFL Draft.

David Loverne was inactive for the entire season but did play on special teams for the next 2 years- even getting in some O-Line rotational duty in 2001 to complement the team- even playing a series at Fullback (blocking) vs the Colts.[1]

The Redskins acquired him from the New York Jets on April 8, 2002 to swap 5th round picks (154th for 160th).[2]

Loverne started at left guard in the season opener in 2002, and played in fifteen of the regular season games that year, starting in eleven of them. He was hampered with a quad injury during week 6. On March 1, 2003, he was traded to the St. Louis Rams for running back Trung Canidate and a 2003 fourth-round pick.

References[edit]

  1. ^ "David Loverne". Houston Texans. Archived from the original on September 3, 2006. 
  2. ^ Redskins obtain lineman from Jets