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Jim Lynch

James Robert Lynch (born August 28, 1945) is a former American football linebacker who spent his entire eleven-year professional career (1967–1977) with Kansas City Chiefs of the American Football League (AFL) and National Football League (NFL).

Early years

Lynch attended Lima Central Catholic High School in Lima, Ohio and the University of Notre Dame. He led Notre Dame in tackles in 1965 with 108 and in 1966 with 106. He was the defensive captain of the 1966 National Champion Fighting Irish team. Lynch also won the Maxwell Award as the nation's best college football player in 1966.

Chief career

From 1967 to 1977, Lynch was a right outside linebacker, playing alongside middle linebacker Willie Lanier and left outside linebacker Bobby Bell, both Pro Football Hall of Famers. These linebackers were important elements to lead the Chiefs' defense in their 1969 championship season, en route

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