Written By: Philip Casteel - email
LUBBOCK, TX (KCBD) - Born December 21, 1968 in McKinney, Texas, Anthony Ray Lynn played Football at Celina High School. Later he would attend Texas Tech University and played football from 1988 to 1991.While playing for the Red Raiders Lynn was an All-Southwest Conference running back in 1990. In Lynn's senior season he suffered a knee injury cutting his season short. In the 1990 draft the concerns about his knee left him undrafted.
Lynn would go on to be a Journeyman reserve running back and special team's player in his NFL career. Lynn played for the Denver Broncos in 1993, the San Francisco 49ers in 1995 through 1996, and back to the Denver Broncos in 1997 through 1999. Lynn was part of the 1997-98 Super Bowl champion teams and in 1997 had his best personal year as an NFL player. Lynn would retire in 2000 due to repeated neck stinger injuries.
Lynn would not leave football after retiring he joined the Denver coaching staff as an offensive assistant and special teams coach from 2000-02. He later joined the Jacksonville Jaguars as the Running backs coach in 2003-04 and left following a coaching shakeup. Lynn quickly joined the Dallas Cowboys staff as the running backs coach. After Bill Parcells retirement, Lynn signed on with the Cleveland Browns to fill their running backs coach vacancy. Lynn would go on to be named the running backs coach for the New York Jets on January 25th, 2009 under new head coach Rex Ryan.
Lynn has two children D'Anton and Danielle. His son D'Anton graduated from Celina High School and now plays for the Penn State Nittany Lions.
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