Love eager to hear his name called despite missing the NFL Draft in person

Posted at 6:21 PM, Apr 21, 2020
and last updated 2020-04-22 00:57:23-04

BAKERSFIELD, Calif. — The world is about to witness the first-ever all virtual NFL Draft on Thursday as the commissioner Roger Goodell announces picks from his home in New York and players are all across the country at home.

Bakersfield's own Jordan Love is now preparing to hear his name called but also to broadcast his own at home celebration.

"You know it's tough. But you know with the way you know everything's going on with the world right now it's nothing it's pretty understandable for pretty much everyone to be at home," he said.

While he'd also like to share the experience with his high school football coach Bryan Nixon, that may not be an option either.

"I'm just so happy for Jordan to be able to be in this moment, and for his family to be able to go play at the highest level he's really worked his tail off to put himself in this position, I'll be in front of a TV somewhere," Liberty's Head Football Coach Nixon said.

A few other Bakersfield athletes have gone through the draft process with David Carr experiencing it in person as the number one overall pick in 2002.

But for the newest Bakersfield quarterback to hear his name called, Jordan expects the moment to be just as big.

"This is still the biggest day, I mean, you still find out where you go and get drafted. I can be by myself in my bedroom and it'll still be exciting for me," Love said.

"I look at as a silver lining that he'll be with family and friends that are able to celebrate that with him but. His name is going to get called one way or the other and it's still going to be fun," Nixon said.