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Aaron Lynch

  • South Florida Bulls

  • Year: Junior


  • Jul 15


    7/15/2013: Aaron Lynch was named to the 2013 Lombardi Award watch list, an award presented annually to the nation’s top lineman or linebacker.

  • Jul 11


    7/11/2013: Aaron Lynch was named to the 2013 Bronko Nagurski Trophy watch list, an award presented to the national defensive player of the year.

  • Aug 23


    8/23/2012: NCAA denies Aaron Lynch's petition to be eligible in 2012 at South Florida.

  • Jun 25


    6/25/2012: Aaron Lynch enrolls at South Florida.

  • Apr 23


    4/23/2012: Aaron Lynch transfers to South Florida Bulls.

  • Apr 13


    4/13/2012: Aaron Lynch decided to leave Notre Dame and will enroll at a new school after this semester. More

  • Jan 9


    1/9/2012: Aaron Lynch named Freshman All-American by FWAA.

  • Nov 26


    11/26/2011: Aaron Lynch has a season-high six tackles in Notre Dame's 28-14 loss to Stanford in Palo Alto, Calif.

  • Nov 5


    11/5/2011: Aaron Lynch has three tackles, a sack and a PBU in Notre Dame's 24-17 win against Wake Forest in Winston-Salem, N.C.

  • Sep 17


    9/17/2011: Aaron Lynch had five tackles, a sack, six pressures and a forced fumble in Notre Dame's 31-13 win against Michigan State in South Bend.

  • Sep 3


    9/3/2011: Aaron Lynch plays in his first collegiate football game for Notre Dame vs. South Florida (23-20 USF win) and records .5 TFL.

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COLLEGE: 2012: Enrolled at South Florida, but had his petition to the NCAA to be eligible for 2012 denied.

2011 (NOTRE DAME): Appeared in 12 games, starting six, at defensive end as a true freshman … earned first-team Freshman All-America honors … tallied 33 tackles, 5.5 sacks, seven TFL, 14 pressures, two PBU and a forced fumble … his 14 pressures led the team … posted a half TFL in his first collegiate game against USF … notched five tackles, a sack, six pressures and a forced fumble versus Michigan St. … added two tackles and a sack at Pitt … posted three tackles and a sack at Purdue … notched a tackle and two pressures against Air Force … added a tackle and two pressures versus USC … tallied three tackles, a sack and a PBU at Wake Forest … posted five tackles versus Maryland … notched a tackle, a half TFL, two pressures and a PBU against Boston College … recorded a season-high six tackles and a half TFL at Stanford … posted five tackles, 1.5 sacks and a pressure in the Champs Sports Bowl against Florida St.

ISLAND COAST HIGH SCHOOL: Coached by Joe Bowen at Island Coast HS … rated the sixth-best player nationally in 2010 by 247Sports … ranked as third-best defensive end and 15th-best prospect overall in ESPN 150 ratings … listed 36th on SuperPrep Elite 50 squad … ranked 22nd on MaxPreps Top 100 breakdown … rated 28th-best player overall and third-best strong-side defensive end in nation by … ranked 19th on Rivals Florida Postseason 100 list … rated 91st-best prospect nationally by Sporting News … listed 10th on Scout Top 100 breakdown … played in U.S. Army All-American Bowl and registered 2.5 sacks … ranked sixth in sacks among Florida Division 2B players and 83rd in state in 2010 … selected Florida first-team all-state … tabbed by Gainesville Sun as one of Florida’s top 50 seniors … selected to Florida Times-Union Super 75 squad following senior season … named to the Florida Athletic Coaches Association Division 16 team … Fort Myers News-Press all-area selection … registered 31 solo stops and 10.5 sacks during senior campaign … led team to 11-2 record and Florida 2B state semifinal playoff appearance … completed his junior season in 2009 with 52 total tackles, 35 assists, 16 sacks, and two fumble recoveries, one returned for a touchdown … graduated from high school in December 2010 and enrolled at Notre Dame in January 2011.

PERSONAL: Son of Alice Lynch ... majoring in communications.


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