A total of 458 days have passed since Washington selected Bryce Love in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft. Until Thursday, fans had yet to see the former Stanford running back take the field.
On Thursday, the running back participated in a practice with the Burgundy and Gold, the first time Love has participated in any on-field activity with Washington.
The official Washington Football account posted a slideshow of pictures on Instagram following Thursday’s session, and five slides in, a photo of Love carrying the pigskin appeared.
If you don’t feel like scrolling five pictures in (face it, we’ve all been there), here’s the picture of Love wearing the Washington uniform for the first time.
Love was sporting the number 35, as his college number of 20 is taken by Washington safety Landon Collins. Cornerback Ronald Darby will also wear 35 during training camp, so if both players make the team, one of them will have to change their number.
The former Stanford star has not played in a game since December 2018, where he suffered a torn ACL — one that required a follow-up surgery last October.
However, Love passed his physical upon arrival at camp, and head coach Ron Rivera stated on Tuesday that the second-year back will be part of the competition at the position. And if the 23-year-old returns to the All-American form he put on display as a junior in Palo Alto, the former Heisman Trophy finalist will certainly be impactful for Washington.
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