Kentucky Football: LB Courtney Love named 2017 Allstate AFCA Good Works Team nominee

COLUMBIA, MO - OCTOBER 29: Drew Lock /

Courtney Love is in his second season as the Kentucky Football middle linebacker.

The Nebraska transfer is entering his senior season as the starting middle linebacker for the Kentucky Football program. Courtney Love is a leader on and off the field. Moreover, he is being rewarded for his efforts off the field.

Love has been named as one of the 146 nominees for the Allstate AFCA Good Works Team. Not to mention, the award would land Courtney Love on the most prestigious community service awards in college football.

The Good Works team has been a phenomenon that has awarded college football players of all levels for their work in the community. To be named to this list is just a small reward and accolade that shows just the kind of person Courtney Love really is.

Courtney Love

Love is entering his second season as the defensive signal caller. He is a transfer from the University of Nebraska. Courtney Love takes pride in giving back to his community.

His resume includes a mission trip to Ethiopia to aid in home construction and provided various resources to those individuals. He also leads the team in community service hours. Likewise, Love spends time volunteering at Amachi Central Kentucky which connects young people who have had parents spend time in state or federal prison institutions. Love connects his experiences as a child and serves as a mentor to other children who need a positive role model in their lives. The Kentucky Football captain has also served as volunteer in the Special Olympics as well as the UK Children’s Hospital.

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On the field, Love held the middle ground on the defensive side of the football. He finished the 2016 campaign with 39 solo tackles and also had 37 assists, combining for a total tackle count of 76. In addition to his tackle numbers, he recovered the Lamar Jackson fumble that aided in the upset victory over the Louisville Cardinals last season. Also, Love reigns from the same high school in Ohio as Kentucky football head coach, Mark Stoops. Both attended Cardinal Mooney in Youngstown.