Loverne was drafted by the Jets in the third round of the 1999 NFL Draft. Loverne, out of San Jose State, never cracked the starting lineup. He was primarily a special teams player and used exclusively as a short-yardage blocking FB.
Unfortunately for Loverne, the memory many Jets fans will have of him will be from the home opener last season against the Indianapolis Colts. Trailing 31-14, the Jets were deep in Colts territory when Vinny Testaverde attempted a handoff and was run into by Loverne. What ensued was a 95-yd. fumble return by Chukie Nwokorie. It was the longest fumble return in Colts history and put the Jets away for good.