Lovett Claimed Off Waivers

The San Diego Chargers claimed wide receiver Julian "BJ" Lovett off waivers from the Cleveland Browns on Thursday.

Julian Lovett, 6-3, 209 pounds, originally signed with Cleveland as a rookie free agent out of Michigan State this offseason just after the draft.

He was released by the Browns on May 5 after the team's rookie mini-camp.

Lovett played in all 12 games for the Spartans as a senior in 2002, catching 33 passes for 383 yards (11.6 avg.) and four touchdowns. He also returned four kickoffs for 85 yards.

His career totals at Michigan State over a period of two seasons included 43 catches for 465 yards (10.8 avg.) and four touchdowns.

Lovett was a JuCo transfer from SUNY College in New York. He had 29 receptions for 383 yards (13.2 avg.) and three touchdowns as a sophomore and 50 receptions for 850 yards (17.0 avg.) and eight TDs as a freshman while earning first-team all-conference honors. He was also named a SuperPrep JUCO All-American and rated among the nation's top 10 JuCo receivers by SuperPrep (No. 2) and Max Emfinger (No. 7).

Lovett was a three sport star in high school, playing basketball, football and track. His preference to play football is attributed to the larger crowds he says, "It was more exciting. You get a bigger crowd at football games than you do in basketball. I still miss playing basketball, but track was a lot of running so I really don't miss that much."

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