Lynch finally elected to Hall of Fame

by Gary Shelton on February 7, 2021

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Sunday, 3 a.m.

He's a rich kid from California. He runs the 49ers. He finished his playing career with Denver.

But the fame of John Lynch has always belonged to the Buccaneers.

Lynch, 49, finally broke through the Pro Football Hall of Fame Saturday, elated after eight years of waiting. He joins an impressive group of Peyton Manning, Calvin Johnson, Charles Woodson, Alan Faneca, Drew Pearson, Tom Flores and Bill Nunn.

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Lynch was one of the building blocks as the Bucs turned around their dismal fortunes in the late 90s, joining fellow Hall of Famers Warren Sapp and Derrick Brooks. He was a sure tackler in the box, a player of incredible standings.

“To all the fans, thank you for always having my back and expecting greatness from me and my teammates,” Lynch said.

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