Aaron Lynch (American football)

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Aaron Lynch
South Florida BullsNo. 19
Defensive endRedshirt Sophomore
Date of birth: (1993-03-08) March 8, 1993 (age 20)
Place of birth: Cape Coral, Florida
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)Weight: 244 lb (111 kg)
Career history
High school: Cape Coral (FL) Island Coast
 College(s):
Stats at ESPN.com
 
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Aaron Lynch
South Florida BullsNo. 19
Defensive endRedshirt Sophomore
Date of birth: (1993-03-08) March 8, 1993 (age 20)
Place of birth: Cape Coral, Florida
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)Weight: 244 lb (111 kg)
Career history
High school: Cape Coral (FL) Island Coast
 College(s):
Stats at ESPN.com

Aaron Lynch (born March 8, 1993) is an American football defensive end. He played college football at Notre Dame and South Florida.

High School[edit]

Lynch attended Island Coast High School in Cape Coral, Florida. He led team to 11-2 record and Florida 2B state semifinal playoff appearance as senior in 2010. Also recorded 31 solo stops and 10.5 sacks during senior campaign. He played in the U.S Army All-American Bowl in San Antonio, Texas in 2011.

Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Lynch was listed as No.3 defensive end in the nation.[1] After de-committing from Florida State, he re-committed to Notre Dame over offers from Florida and Miami.[2]

College career[edit]

Freshman[edit]

In 2011, Lynch enrolled a semester early at Notre Dame and was able to participate in spring practice. He worked his way onto the second team and dominated in the annual Blue-Gold game.[3] In his freshman season, he played in 12 games, starting in 6 of them. He recorded 33 tackles including 7 tackles for loss, a team high 5.5 sacks, and a team high of 14 quarterback hurries. He was awarded a 1st team selection on The 11th annual Football Writers Association of America Freshman All-America Team[4]

Sophomore[edit]

Lynch decided to transfer from Notre Dame to the South Florida Bulls.[5] He applied for an waiver to play immediately but the NCAA denied his request, forcing him to sit out the 2012 season.[6]

Junior[edit]

Lynch led the Bulls with 6 sacks and 12.5 tackles for loss, playing in all 12 games. He finished with 30 total tackles and added a fumble recovery returned for a touchdown in a 13-10 win over the Connecticut Huskies. Lynch had a strong finish to the season despite the Bulls' 3-9 record, totaling all 6 sacks in the last 7 games. On December 17th, 2013, Lynch declared for the NFL Draft, forgoing his final 2 seasons of eligibility at the University of South Florida.[7]

Lynch announced in December 2013 that he would declare for the 2014 NFL Draft.[8]

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