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Dick Lynch

Dick Lynch
No. 25, 22
Defensive back
Personal information
Date of birth: (1936-04-29)April 29, 1936
Place of birth: Oceanside, New York
Date of death: September 24, 2008(2008-09-24) (aged 72)
Career information
College: Notre Dame
NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 6 / Pick: 66
Debuted in 1958
Last played in 1966
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Games played 109
Interceptions 37
Touchdowns 7
Stats at NFL.com

Richard Dennis Lynch (April 29, 1936 – September 24, 2008) was an American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants. He was a one-time Pro Bowler in 1963, when he led the NFL in interceptions.[2] He also led the league in interceptions in 1961.[3]

Biography

Lynch was born in Oceanside, New York.[4]

Lynch played college football at the University of Notre Dame and is in their Hall of Fame.[5] While known as a defensive standout as a professional, in 1957 he scored the only touchdown in Notre Dame's 7-0 win over the University of Oklahoma that ended the Sooners' 47-game winning streak.[6]

Lynch worked as a color commentator for the New York Giants' radio broadcasts from 1967 to 2008.[7] He was paired with several notable play-by-play announcers, including Marty Glickman, Marv Albert, Jim Gordon and Bob Papa.

His son, Richard Lynch (31), was killed in the September 11 attacks on the World Trade Center in New York City, where he worked on the 84th floor of Two World Trade Center.[8]

Following his death in 2011 he was inducted as one of the New York Giants' Ring of Honor Inductees. The Ring of Honor is awarded to the franchise's greatest and most influential figures.

Death

Dick Lynch died from leukemia on September 24, 2008, aged 72.[9] Lynch was married to Rosalie Lynch for over 47 years. They had six children and eleven grandchildren.

See also

References

  1. ^ http://www.und.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092408aab.html
  2. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/L/LyncDi00.htm
  3. ^ http://www.pro-football-reference.com/players/L/LyncDi00.htm
  4. ^ http://www.findagrave.com/cgi-bin/fg.cgi?page=gr&GRid=30034868
  5. ^ http://www.und.com/sports/m-footbl/spec-rel/092408aab.html
  6. ^ http://www.chicagotribune.com/sports/chi-25-dicklynch-obitsep25,0,2683684.story
  7. ^ http://www.giantsfootballblog.com/2008/09/24/dick-lynch-passes-away/
  8. ^ http://articles.nydailynews.com/2008-09-24/sports/17905312_1_dick-lynch-rosey-grier-giant-fan
  9. ^ http://fifthdown.blogs.nytimes.com/2008/09/24/dick-lynch-dies-at-72/

External links

  • Story about Dick Lynch
  • Dick Lynch Made the Call
  • 50 Greatest Giants Photo Gallery
  • Dick Lynch passes away
  • Obituary in Newsday
  • Dick Lynch at Find a Grave
  • Remembering Dick Lynch
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