Meet pretty Danielle Lovetro! This beautiful young lady is the girlfriend of Australian NFL player Lou Hedley, the new punter for the New Orleans Saints. Hedley previously played four years for the Hurricanes at the University of Miami.
Lou Hedley Family
Lou Hedley, an Australian NFL punter, was born on June 26, 1993, in Mandurah, Australia, the son of Rich and Lis Hedley. Growing up in Mandurah, Western Australia, Hedley initially played Australian rules football.
Lou Hedley Early Career
He started his junior career with the Mandurah Mustangs in the Peel Football League and later played for the South Mandurah Falcons in the Metro Football League, where he won a premiership. Although he played senior football in 2013 with Peel Thunder in the West Australian Football League, he didn’t make it into the senior side.
Known for his impressive kicking skills, Hedley received an invitation to join ProKick Australia during that season, setting his sights on pursuing a career in American football.
Lou Hedley College Career
In 2017, Hedley played one season of college football at City College of San Francisco, averaging 38.6 yards per punt.
On February 5, 2019, Hedley officially signed with the Miami Hurricanes.
During his four years at Miami, Hedley played in 46 games, punting the ball 208 times for a total of 9,392 yards, with an average of 45.2 yards per punt. In the 2019 season, he punted 64 times for 2,808 yards, averaging 43.9 yards per punt. He even had a rushing attempt that gained 21 yards. In the 2020 season, Hedley punted 49 times for 2,311 yards, with an average of 47.2 yards per punt.
His outstanding performance earned him a spot in the All-Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) second team and made him one of the three finalists for the Ray Guy Award, given to the nation’s top punter. In the 2021 season, he punted 49 times for 2,189 yards, averaging 44.7 yards per punt, and was once again named to the second-team All-ACC.
He also made it to the semifinals for the Ray Guy Award. In his last season with Miami in 2022, he punted 46 times for 2,084 yards, with an average of 45.3 yards per punt. For his exceptional performance, he was named first-team All-ACC for the first time in his career.
He also made it to the semifinals for both the Ray Guy Award and the William V. Campbell Trophy. After the 2022 season, Hedley decided to forego his remaining eligibility at Miami and declared for the NFL Draft.
Lou Hedley NFL Career
Despite not being selected in the 2023 NFL Draft, Hedley signed with the New Orleans Saints as an undrafted free agent. On August 29, 2023, he secured a spot on the initial 53-man roster. Additionally, Hedley was drafted by the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the second round (13th overall) of the 2023 CFL Global Draft.
On August 29, 2023, it was reported Lou Hedley, won the starting punter position with the New Orleans Saints, replacing Blake Gillikin.
Lou Hedley Girlfriend
Loue Hedley’s girlfriend is Danielle Lovetro; the lovebirds have been dating since May 2, 2022, while they both attended the University of Miami, where Danielle was a member of the cheerleading squad.
Danielle Lovetro the beautiful daughter of Anthony Lovetro and Kerri Lovetro (nee. Pagna).
Danielle was born in St. James, New York; she started dancing ballet when she was 6.
Later on, Danielle Lovetro trained at the Seiskaya Ballet Studio under teacher Valia Seiskaya. As we previously mentioned, Ms. Lovetro a member of the cheerleading squad at the University of Miami, graduated with a nursing degree in May, 2023.