Rushing Yards
Yards Per Game
Yards Per Carry
Touchdowns of 50+ Yards
Simply amazing.

Bryce Love isn't your prototypical running back. He's in a category all his own. One year after the record-shattering Christian McCaffrey left a legacy as the greatest in a series of outstanding Stanford backs, Love is stretching that legacy into something totally unparalleled. The nation's strongest pound-for-pound running back is putting up numbers more akin to a video game. And he's not even close to being done.

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Setting the standard both on and off the field.

Consider this: At Wake Forest (N.C.) High School, Love’s 4.5 grade-point average exceeded his 4.3 40-yard dash time. Has that ever happened before … anywhere? Love is from an athletic family – dad Christopher competed in football and track at South Carolina, and brother Chris is a cornerback at East Carolina. But more importantly, his family raised him to see the bigger picture. Love aspires to become a pediatrician, to help children in underserved communities. And his reason for coming to Stanford? To “grow as a person.”

I cannot get enough of watching this young man run the football. He's a smaller, faster version of Barry Sanders.

Robert Smith


Every time Bryce Love touches the ball, there is a collective pause on our sideline. And on the other sideline, there is a gasp. You can actually hear that anticipation.

David Shaw

Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football

He is just incredible -- the way he runs the football ... He faces eight-man boxes every single time. [Defenses] know they're going to run the football with Bryce Love.

Matt Leinart


Love is worth staying up for.

Lindsay Schnell

USA Today

Words often fail to accurately describe the labors of Love.

Andy Staples

Sports Illustrated

Bryce Love is like a toddler given free rein at an exhibit of priceless figurines. Sooner or later, he's going to break one.

Tom FitzGerald

San Francisco Chronicle

Bryce Love's unexpected bid for the Heisman Trophy began two months ago and 7,400 miles from campus with a 62-yard dash against Rice on Stanford's first play of the season. Since that day in Sydney, Australia, Love has kept his foot on the gas pedal.

Jeff Faraudo

Bay Area News Group

I'm a believer in this kid. Anybody who averages 10 yards a carry ... that's insane.

Dick Weiss

Blue Star Media

The most impressive thing about Bryce Love is everyone knows he's going to get the ball and he still breaks long runs.

Ivan Maisel


There's no bigger game changer in college football.

David Shaw

Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football

He’s got the whole skill set that you look for: quickness, vision, runs with good pad level, great change of direction … and once he’s got to the second and third level, you’re not going to catch him.

Kyle Whittingham

Utah head coach

Bryce Love is like a toddler given free rein at an exhibit of priceless figurines. Sooner or later, he's going to break one.

Tom FitzGerald

San Francisco Chronicle

Dear East Coast, Bryce Love is the Heisman frontrunner.

Yogi Roth

Pac-12 Networks

Bryce Love ... man, I would love to hate the guy, but he's so good. He's different. You look at him and he's so small of a back, but he's so strong and gifted. We have to gang tackle, it's not going to be one guy bringing that guy down. It's got to be a gang tackle.

Willie Taggart

Oregon head coach

Love is human dynamite, and while most college football fans have probably caught wind of his name by this point, that's not enough. Time to do some studying.

Bill Connelly

SB Nation

He goes out there from start to finish and pours his heart out for his teammates. I don't know if you can ask anything more of a football player. I don't know if you can find a better football player in America than Bryce Love.

David Shaw

Bradford M. Freeman Director of Football

Bryce Love is still very heavy into this Heisman conversation.

Desmond Howard


Love remains very much a part of the Heisman Trophy discussion after running for 166 yards on 30 carries against a defense that ranked No. 1 in the nation in yards allowed (240.9) per game coming in ... The Huskies had allowed just three rushing touchdowns all season; Love had three by himself.

Kyle Bonagura


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