Torrey Pines graduate John Lynch elected to Pro Football Hall of Fame

Torrey Pines class of 1990 standout John Lynch was elected to the Pro Football Hall of Fame on Saturday night. He had been a finalist each of the past seven years.

Lynch played three sports at Torrey Pines before heading to Stanford University where he played football and baseball for the Cardinal. Lynch was drafted by the Florida Marlins in 1992 and briefly played minor league baseball until deciding to return to the football field for his senior season at Stanford.

He was drafted by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 1993, starting an 11-year run for the team that saw him named an All-Pro four times and win the Super Bowl in 2002.

Lynch retired in 2008 after 15 seasons in the NFL, where he amassed 1,058 tackles, 26 interceptions, 16 forced fumbles, and 13 sacks. He has served as the General Manager for the San Francisco 49ers since 2017.

Lynch is the fourth San Diegan to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame, joining Marcus Allen, Terrell Davis, and Junior Seau.

(Feature photo by Jeffrey Beall – Own work, CC BY 4.0)

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