Skip to main content

News | Washington Commanders -

Redskins Select Running Back Bryce Love


A loaded Washington backfield just added another member.

With the 112th pick in the 2019 NFL Draft, the Redskins selected running back Bryce Love out of Stanford. He'll compete for carries with a host of other runners, including veteran workhorse Adrian Peterson, 2018 second-round pick Derrius Guice, pass-catcher Chris Thompson and Samaje Perine.

Take a look at photos of the Redskins 112th 2019 NFL Draft pick, RB Bryce Love.

At Stanford, Love backed up current Carolina Panthers running back Christian McCaffrey for two seasons before exploding onto national scene with a breakout junior campaign in 2017. Love eclipsed the 2,000-yard mark on just 263

carries -- good for an average of 8.1 yards per rush -- and found the end zone 19 times. These gaudy statistics helped Love win the Doak Walker Award, given annually to the country's top running back, and finish as the Heisman Trophy runner-up behind quarterback Baker Mayfield, the No. 1 pick in the 2018 NFL Draft.

National pundits expected Love to have another All-American type season in 2018, but he suffered a torn right ACL in December that prematurely ended his collegiate career.

Love is the fourth member of the Redskins' 2019 draft class, joining quarterback Dwayne Haskins (No. 15), edge defender Montez Sweat (No. 26) and wide receiver Terry McLaurin (No. 76). See all of the Redskins' 2019 draft picks, here.

Related Content