Pro Highlights

  • Signed with the Packers as a free agent last season on Dec. 22 after LS Brett Goode sustained a season-ending knee injury in Week 15 at Oakland.
  • Handled snapping duties on all punts and field goals for the final two regular-season games and both postseason contests.
  • Became the first Old Dominion player to play in an NFL regular-season game.


College

Appeared in all 50 games for Old Dominion as the team’s long snapper over four seasons…Majored in exercise science…Senior season (2014): Played in all 12 games for the fourth straight year as the long snapper on punts and extra points/field goals…Recorded a tackle in victory vs. FIU (Nov. 8)…Junior season (2013): Played in all 12 games…Registered a tackle in a 59-58 win vs. The Citadel (Sept. 21)…Sophomore season (2012): Named a College Sporting News Fabulous 50 All-American and FCS All-American…Recorded two tackles on the season, one vs. Hampton (Sept. 8) and one vs. Coastal Carolina (Dec. 1)…Freshman season (2011): Appeared in all 13 games.

Personal

Given name Richard Peter Lovato Jr. …Born in Neptune, N.J. and grew up in Lincroft, N.J. …High school: Started long snapping as a freshman at Middletown South (Middletown, N.J.)…Averaged .70 seconds on long snaps...Also played center and on the defensive line…Named third-team all-Monmouth County and all-conference as a senior…Part of teams that went 39-6 during his career and finished as the state runner-up three times and won the 2009 Colonial Division Championship…Community involvement: Read to second-graders at Village Elementary School in Holmdale, N.J., as part of the Read Across America program…Helped out at the Character and Resiliency Education (CARE) program, a comprehensive in- and after-school program designed to promote math, science, character and resiliency through positive youth development, at Old Dominion University…Spoke at the Middletown (N.J.) High School South football dinner and at Thompson Middle School…Residence: Lincroft, N.J.