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Giants Now: Julian Love throws out first pitch

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Julian Love throws first pitch at hometown Chicago White Sox game

Giants defensive back Julian Love hit the field this week, but not the one we are used to seeing him on.

Love, a Chicago native, attended the Chicago White Sox vs. Minnesota Twins game Tuesday night at Guaranteed Rate Field where he threw out the ceremonial first pitch.

The 23-year-old is entering his third season with the Giants after being selected in the fourth round of the 2019 NFL Draft.

In 31 career games (11 starts), Love has registered 101 tackles (77 solo), six tackles for loss, one quarterback hit, two interceptions, six passes defended and one forced fumble.

Adding to Love's big week was his recent engagement to his now fiancé, Julia.

Earlier this month, the defensive back hosted the first ever Julian Love Youth Football Camp at his former high school, Nazareth Academy, in La Grange Park, Illinois.

During his senior year at Nazareth, Love was named the Chicago Sun-Times Football Player of the Year after recording 86 tackles, 13 tackles for loss and three forced fumbles. The two-time East Suburban Catholic Conference MVP also rushed for 1,017 yards that season before going to play his college ball at Notre Dame.

In honor of Opening Day, check out these photos of Giants throwing out first pitches.

Mailbag: Potential of Big Blue's offense

Glenn in New York: With the talent around Daniel Jones, his ability with the long ball and all around athleticism, is it possible to see a 5,000-yard season from Jones (passing and rushing combined)?

John Schmeelk: As many weapons as the Giants acquired this off-season, asking for a 5,000 yard season is a very big task. Let's say Jones can run for 500 yards this season (he ran for 423 in only 14 games last year – and there are 17 games this season), which means tat he needs to get to at least 4,500 passing yards to get to 5000. It comes to about 265 pass yards per game. Only five quarterbacks threw for more than 4,500 passing yards last season and no quarterback threw for more than 4,825 yards. Giants running backs likely will account for more than the 1,300 rushing yards they gained on the ground last year, too, which would make it more difficult for Jones to get past 5000 combined yards.

Robert in New York: Having two 1,000-yard running backs, is a rare feat for any team. This year, the Giants have a very talented RB room, and an offensive line, that is young, strong, and talented and ready too take the next step. Add a young play caller who should also be ready to take another big step of growth and might Saquon Barkley and Devontae Booker be able to turn the trick?

John Schmeelk: One can appreciate the optimism, but this may be a bridge too far. First, from a team perspective, having two 1,000-yard running backs would probably mean the team will run for at least 2,500 yards and only two NFL teams (Tennessee and Baltimore) hit that number last season.

It would be surprising for Booker to get enough carries to reach 1,000 yards if Saquon Barkley remains healthy for the majority of the season. It's more likely Barkley surpasses 1,500 rushing yards than Booker gets enough carries to eclipse 1,000.

Catch up on all the action with must-see photos from minicamp at the Quest Diagnostics Training Center.

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