Hello and welcome to the Marshawn Lynch Fan Club!
"With the twelth pick in the 2007 NFL Draft, the Buffalo Bills select Running Back, Marshawn Lynch, California." Those were the words that brought the incredibly talented Marshawn Lynch to Buffalo. For those of you that are newcomers to Marshawn Lynch, here are some of his college career stats.
Lynch played in all 12 games as a true freshman in 2004 while backing up J.J. Arrington. He carried 71 times for 628 yards (8.8 average) and eight touchdowns, and caught 19 passes for 147 yards and two more scores earning freshman All-American recognition. In 2005, Lynch started nine of the 10 contests he played in, missing all of the Illinois and New Mexico games, and most of the matchup with Washington because of finger and hand ailments. For the year, he gained 1,246 yards on 196 carries (6.4 average) and 10 touchdowns, and caught 15 passes for 125 yards, garnering an honorable mention All-Pac-10 selection (coaches). In 2006, Lynch started all 13 games and was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year after carrying 223 times for 1,421 yards (6.1 average) and 11 touchdowns, and hauling in 34 passes for 328 yards and four more scores.