His second year in the AFL, Damian Love returns to Albany after spending some time with the Empire in 2018. Throughout his time as an Alabama State University Hornet, Love made a name for himself on the offensive front. He was named First Team All-SWAC, College Sports Madness First Team All-SWAC and was named Honorable Mention All-American by Boxtorow. His final season at Alabama State, Love helped the Hornets rush for 2,733 yards and 28 touchdowns. Upon graduating, Love got his first taste of professional experience while working out with the New England Patriots. In the Empire’s inaugural season in 2018, Love appeared in three games.