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Love passes away

Ex-Dodger was 39

September 6, 2012
By The Messenger Sports staff (sports@messengernews.net) , Messenger News

Fort Dodge Senior High graduate Antonio Love died at his home on Tuesday.

Love, 39, graduated from Fort Dodge Senior High in 1992 and was an athletic standout for the Dodgers.

The ex-FDSH all-state standout ranks third on the school's all-time passing list. He threw for 2,619 yards in his football career from 1990 to 1991, when he started as a junior and senior.

In his senior season, Love shared co-Big Eight MVP honors with Waterloo East's Andre Galloway and Waterloo West's Ernest Middleton. Love threw for 1,827 yards on 121 completions, both school records at the time. He also had 16 touchdown passes, and Love's 20 total scores were a program record, as was his total offense of 2,098 yards.

At the time, his career touchdowns (27), total offense (3,184), yards passing (2,619), completions (180) and touchdown passes were school records. All in all Love broke 10 school records with the Dodgers.

Love, of Cedar Rapids, was named second team all-Big Eight as a junior. He threw for 792 yards and five touchdowns. He ran for 294 yards and two touchdowns on the Dodgers' Big Eight runner-up team that went 6-4 overall.

The Dodgers made the Class 4A playoffs in both of his campaigns as the program's signal-caller.

Services are pending. Laufersweiler-Sievers Funeral Home is serving the family.

 
 

 

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