Bulldog Hall of Fame
Bill Love Bill Love
Football, 1991-95

Love led Ferris to a NCAA-II National Semifinal appearance in 1995. The two-time All-America quarterback finished second overall in the voting for the 1995 Harlon Hill Trophy, which is annually awarded to the best Division II player in college football. The 6-1, 200-pound Love threw for 7,752 career yards and 49 touchdowns during his collegiate career. As a senior, he was afforded the team's highest individual honor (MVP) and earned the 1995 Midwest Intercollegiate Football Conference (MIFC) Player of the Year Award as Ferris secured its fourth consecutive conference title and recorded its third-straight undefeated regular season. He played his final season under current Bulldog head coach Jeff Pierce after spending his earlier seasons under former head coach Keith Otterbein. The two-time (1994-95) first team all-conference honoree was an honorable mention offensive pick in his first season (1993) as the starting quarterback. He was also voted the league's Offensive Back of the Year in 1995. As a senior, he earned numerous All-America honors from the American Football Coaches Association (1st), College Sports Information Directors of America (1st), American Football Quarterly (1st), Associated Press (2nd), C.M. Frank (2nd) and the Football Gazette (2nd). He currently ranks third all-time in career passing yards at Ferris State as he completed 565 career passes out of 1,012 attempts (55.8%). He's also listed third all-time in total offense (176.3 ypg). His 2,835 passing yards as a senior represents the school's second-best single-season figure while his 2,491 yards in 1993 is the program's fifth-best seasonal mark. He threw for 2,332 yards in 1994 to rank seventh on FSU's single-season leaders chart. Love played his prep football at Stevenson High School in Sterling Heights, Mich. He earned a bachelor's degree in business management from Ferris and now lives in Washington, Mich., along with his wife, Renee, and their two daughters. He works as an architectural consultant.

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