Baylor DT James Lynch selected to ESPN Freshman All-America team

Baylor freshman defensive tackle James Lynch was named to ESPN’s Freshman All-America team, announced on Monday.

Lynch, a 6-foot-4 lineman from Round Rock, Texas, came on late for a Bears defense that was better than the team’s record indicated.

“Lynch’s five tackles for loss and three sacks over his final six games made him one of the most impactful freshman interior linemen in the country down the stretch,” David M. Hale wrote.

Lynch notched 19 tackles, most of which came in the last month of the season, in 2017. He’ll undoubtedly be a key part to Baylor’s defense next season when the Bears try to work their way up from an abysmal 1-11 record in coach Matt Rhule’s first season as head coach.

The Bears, of course, won’t be bowling, but the future looks good for a team that has some pieces on offense and defense that can get Baylor back to where it wants to be.

The post Baylor DT James Lynch selected to ESPN Freshman All-America team appeared first on Diehards.

Thank you for reading the Springfield News-Sun and for supporting local journalism. Subscribers: log in for access to your daily ePaper and premium newsletters.

Thank you for supporting in-depth local journalism with your subscription to the Springfield News-Sun. Get more news when you want it with email newsletters just for subscribers. Sign up here.

X