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Jim Lynch
Jersey #(s)
Born August 28, 1945 (1945-08-28) (age 64)
Lima, Ohio
Career information
Year(s) 19671977
NFL Draft 1967 / Round: 2 / Pick: 47
College Notre Dame
Professional teams
Career stats
Games played - started 151 - 31
Interceptions 17
Fumble recoveries 14
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

James Robert Lynch (born August 28, 1945 in Lima, Ohio) is a former American football linebacker who spent his entire eleven-year professional career (1967-1977) with the American Football League and National Football League Kansas City Chiefs.


Early years

Lynch attended Lima Central Catholic High School in Lima, Ohio and the University of Notre Dame. He led Notre Dame in tackles in 1965 with 108 and in 1966 with 106. He was the defensive captain of the 1966 National Champion Fighting Irish team. Lynch also won the Maxwell Award as the nation's best college football player in 1966.

Pro career

Lynch, along with fellow linebacker Willie Lanier, led the Chiefs' defense in their 1969 championship season en route to winning the last AFL-NFL World Championship (Super Bowl IV). In 1990, Lynch was inducted into the Chiefs' Hall of Fame. While he was a very fine linebacker that could stop the run and defend the pass well, he was often overshadowed by fellow linebackers Willie Lanier and Bobby Bell (both "pro football" Hall of Famers).

Lynch finished his career with 17 interceptions and 14 fumble recoveries. He scored 1 touchdown and was selected to play in the 1968 AFL All-Star Game.

After football

In 2006, Lynch was interviewed for the NFL Network documentary America's Game: The Super Bowl Champions chronicling the 1969 Kansas City Chiefs AFL and World Championship season.

He was inducted into the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992.

See also

also he donated a best defensive player award to the parksville titans which i won 2009



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