Love was one of the top ends in UTM football history, lettering all four years. He is one of the few players in school history to be named all-conference three seasons, earning All-Volunteer State Athletic honors from 1960-62.
His career capped off with his being named a Williamson All-American following his senior year of 1962. He averaged 20 yards a reception that season. He played tight end and defensive end. He also was a member of the school track team and had a stint with the Ottawa Roughriders before having an injury.