John Lynch (American football)

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John Terrence Lynch Jr. (born September 25, 1971) is a former American football strong safety and the current general manager of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL).wikipedia
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Tampa Bay Buccaneers

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He played college football at Stanford University, and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft.
John Lynch, a future Pro Bowl strong safety, was drafted in 1993.

Super Bowl XXXVII

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A nine-time Pro Bowl selection, Lynch earned a Super Bowl ring with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. On January 26, 2003, Lynch started in Super Bowl XXXVII and made one tackle and one pass deflection during the Buccaneers’ 48–21 win against the Oakland Raiders.
Dungy, along with his defensive coordinator Monte Kiffin, rebuilt the defense around a core group of players, such as defensive lineman Warren Sapp, linebacker Derrick Brooks, and defensive backs Ronde Barber and John Lynch.

1993 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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He made his professional regular season debut and first career start in the Tampa Bay Buccaneers’ season-opener against the Kansas City Chiefs and recorded one tackle during their 27–3 loss.
Prior to the season they drafted John Lynch who would become one of the most popular players of all time in Tampa.

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After the end of his playing career, Lynch worked in the broadcasting booth as a color commentator for NFL on Fox games, and remained doing so until his hiring as the general manager of the 49ers in 2017. Six days later, he joined NFL on Fox in the broadcasting booth as a color commentator, and was paired with Chris Rose and Kevin Burkhardt.
John Lynch and Trent Green served as studio analysts for the halftime and postgame reports.

San Francisco 49ers

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John Terrence Lynch Jr. (born September 25, 1971) is a former American football strong safety and the current general manager of the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League (NFL).
After hiring John Lynch as general manager and Kyle Shanahan as head coach, the 49ers started the 2017 season with nine consecutive losses.

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Lynch remained as a backup strong safety under head coach Sam Wyche in 1994.
He spent the next four years as head coach of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers, where he drafted Derrick Brooks, Warren Sapp, and John Lynch, players who would be key members of the successful Bucs teams under his successors, Tony Dungy and Jon Gruden.

Stanford Cardinal football

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He played college football at Stanford University, and was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft.

Torrey Pines High School

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He attended Torrey Pines High School in the Carmel Valley/Del Mar area of San Diego, California, where he played football, baseball and basketball.

Denver Broncos

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He also spent four seasons with the Denver Broncos before retiring in 2008.

1997 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished second in the NFC Central with a 10–6 record and earned a wildcard berth.
John Lynch stuffed Tyrone Wheatley for no gain, and Tampa Bay would go on to win 20–8.

2002 Oakland Raiders season

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On January 26, 2003, Lynch started in Super Bowl XXXVII and made one tackle and one pass deflection during the Buccaneers’ 48–21 win against the Oakland Raiders.
Many times, Buccaneer safety John Lynch was able to determine what play was coming based on audibles called by Raider quarterback Rich Gannon.

2002 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished first in the NFC South with a 12–4 record and earned a first round bye.
Gruden's familiarity with the Raiders’ players and playbook paid off, as John Lynch and other Buccaneer players recognized some of Oakland's formations and plays at crucial points in the game.

1992 Major League Baseball draft

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Lynch was drafted as a right-handed pitcher by the Florida Marlins in the second round (66th overall) of the 1992 Major League Baseball draft.

John Lynch (radio)

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His father, John Lynch Sr., is a retired radio executive in San Diego, a founder of the sports talk station XEPRS-AM 1090.
He is also the father of John Lynch, Jr., former football player for the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

1998 Pro Bowl

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Lynch was named to the 1998 Pro Bowl, marking the first Pro Bowl selection in the first five years of his career.

2005 Pro Bowl

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John Lynch recovered the fumble for the AFC, but the play was negated after a penalty on Marcus Stroud.

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Six days later, he joined NFL on Fox in the broadcasting booth as a color commentator, and was paired with Chris Rose and Kevin Burkhardt.
Trent Green and John Lynch were among the analysts who worked with Rose.

1999 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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The Tampa Bay Buccaneers finished first in the NFC Central Division with an 11–5 record and earned a first round bye.
But after a Bucs punt, Tampa Bay safety John Lynch intercepted a pass from Johnson on the Tampa Bay 27-yard line.

1996 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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Many fans took encouragement from the team going 5–2 in the final seven games, as well as the emergence of defensive tackle Warren Sapp who had nine sacks on the season, linebacker Derrick Brooks, and fullback Mike Alstott, who along with safety John Lynch and linebacker Hardy Nickerson, were forming the core of what would prove to be a dominant defense.

2000 Pro Bowl

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Lynch was named first-team A.P. All-Pro and was also selected to play in the 2000 Pro Bowl.

2001 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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On the first play of the Bengals drive, Dillon fumbled the ball, and it was recovered by John Lynch at the 3-yard line.

2000 Tampa Bay Buccaneers season

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On Green Bay's next drive, John Lynch intercepted Brett Favre, and returned the ball to the Packers' 35-yard line.

1999 All-Pro Team

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Lynch was named first-team A.P. All-Pro and was also selected to play in the 2000 Pro Bowl.

2007 Denver Broncos season

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The second quarter began with another interception by Marcus Thomas after a deflection by John Lynch.

2005–06 NFL playoffs

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In the 2005 season, Lynch nearly made his second Super Bowl after the Broncos defeated the Patriots in the Divisional Round.
Denver then all but clinched the game when safety John Lynch intercepted a Brady pass with less than three minutes left.