John Lovett
No. 46 – Miami Dolphins
Position:Fullback
Personal information
Born: (1996-04-25) April 25, 1996 (age 26)
Wantagh, New York
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school:DeMatha Catholic
(Hyattsville, Maryland)
College:Princeton
Undrafted:2019
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Injured reserve
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:6
Rushing average:2.0
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

John Lovett (born April 25, 1996) is an American football fullback for the Miami Dolphins of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Princeton.

College career

Lovett was used as a quarterback, running back, and wide receiver at Princeton. As a senior, he compiled 1,833 yards, 18 touchdowns and three interceptions while rushing 141 times for 894 yards and 13 touchdowns.[1] Lovett was a two-time Bushnell Cup winner which is awarded to the Ivy League’s top offensive player.[2] Lovett finished his college career with 2,509 yards passing, 1,591 yards rushing and 553 yards receiving.[3]

Professional career

Kansas City Chiefs

Lovett was signed by the Kansas City Chiefs as an undrafted free agent on May 9, 2019, after participating in a rookie mini-camp.[4] He was moved to the halfback and tight end positions during training camp. The Chiefs placed Lovett on season-ending injured reserve on August 27, 2019.[5] Lovett was waived by the Chiefs on July 29, 2020.[6]

Green Bay Packers

Lovett was claimed off waivers by the Green Bay Packers on July 30, 2020.[7] He was waived during final roster cuts on September 5, 2020,[8] and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[9] He was elevated to the active roster for the week 1 game against the Minnesota Vikings and for the week 2 game against the Detroit Lions, and then reverted to the team's practice squad following each game.[10][11] He made his NFL debut on September 13 against the Vikings.[12] He was promoted to the active roster on September 26, 2020.[13] He was placed on injured reserve on November 14, 2020, with a torn ACL.[14] He was waived with a "failed physical" designation on March 12, 2021.[15][16]

Miami Dolphins

On February 18, 2022, Lovett signed with the Miami Dolphins. He was placed on injured reserve on August 23, 2022.[17]

NFL career statistics

Regular season

Year Team Games Receiving Fumbles
G GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2020 GB 8 0 3 6 2.0 4 0 0 0
Total 8 0 3 6 2.0 4 0 0 0
Source: NFL.com

References

  1. ^ Fedotin, Jeff (June 2, 2019). "Former Princeton star present intriguing roster option for chiefs". Forbes. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  2. ^ Johnson, Greg (July 30, 2019). "Packers claim former Princeton star John Lovett off waivers". The Trentonian. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  3. ^ "John Lovett Stats". The Washington Post. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  4. ^ Taylor, Nate (May 9, 2019). "Meet the Chiefs' latest developmental enterprise: John Lovett, another possible hybrid weapon". The Athletic. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  5. ^ Goldman, Charles (August 27, 2019). "Chiefs make Matt Moore signing official, send TE John Lovett to injured reserve". USA Today. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  6. ^ Western, Evan (July 30, 2020). "Packers claim fullback John Lovett on waivers from Chiefs". AcmePackingCompany.com. SB Nation. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  7. ^ Kruse, Zach (July 30, 2020). "Packers claim H-back John Lovett off waivers from Chiefs". USA Today. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  8. ^ "Packers announce roster moves". packers.com. September 5, 2020. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  9. ^ "Packers sign 14 players to practice squad". Green Bay Packers. September 6, 2020. Retrieved September 6, 2020.
  10. ^ Kruse, Zach (September 12, 2020). "Packers elevate OLB Tipa Galeai, TE John Lovett from practice squad for Week 1". USA Today. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  11. ^ "Packers place WR Equanimeous St. Brown on injured reserve". Packers.com. September 19, 2020. Retrieved September 22, 2020.
  12. ^ Huber, Bill (September 19, 2020). "One Day to Kickoff: One Big Lions at Packers Preview". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved September 20, 2020.
  13. ^ "Packers announce roster moves and injury update". Packers.com. September 26, 2020. Retrieved November 13, 2020.
  14. ^ "Packers activate LB Christian Kirksey from injured reserve". Packers.com. November 14, 2020.
  15. ^ "Packers release TE John Lovett". Packers.com. March 12, 2021.
  16. ^ "John Lovett: Waived by Green Bay". CBSSports.com. March 12, 2021. Retrieved March 12, 2021.
  17. ^ "Dolphins make roster moves". MiamiDolphins.com. August 23, 2022.