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D'Anton Lynn
No. --     Free Agent
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1989-10-24) October 24, 1989 (age 30)
Place of birth: Celina, Texas
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
College: Penn State
Undrafted in 2012
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Tackles     --
Interceptions     --
Sacks     --
Forced fumbles     --

D' Anton Lynn (born Anthony Raymond Lynn II, October 24, 1989)[1] is an American football cornerback who currently is a free agent of the National Football League. He was signed by the New York Jets as an undrafted free agent in 2012. He played college football at Penn State.

High schoolEdit

He attended Celina High School in Celina, Texas. He also played defensive back, linebacker, quarterback, running back and wide receiver at Celina High School.[1] He was selected for the Associated Press Class 3A first-team all-state.[1]


Name Hometown High school / college Height Weight 40 Commit date
D'Anton Lynn
Safety
Celina, Texas Celina High School 6 ft 1 in (185 cm) 177 lb (80 kg) 4.48 Nov 10,
2007 
Scout:75px   Rivals:3/5 stars
Overall recruiting rankings: Scout: 15 (S)   Rivals: 29 (Safety), 51 (TX)
Note: In many cases, Scout and Rivals may conflict in their listings of height and weight.
In these cases, an average of the two was taken. ESPN grades are on a 100-point scale.
Sources:


College careerEdit

Lynn played four seasons at Penn State.[1] During his tenure in Penn State, Lynn recorded 162 tackles, 7 tackles for loss, 4 interceptions, 1 fumble recovery.[2]

In his junior year, he started every single game at cornerback.[1] He finished the season with 75 tackles, 3 interceptions and 7 passes defensed.[3] On September 11, 2010, he recorded 5 tackles in a loss to No. 1 ranked Alabama by the score of 24-3.[4] The next game on September 18, 2010, he had 2 tackles and an interception against Kent State and Penn State won 24-0.[5] On October 23, 2010, he record 10 tackles, one interception and 2 passes defended against Minnesota and Penn State won 33-21.[6]

In his sophomore year, He won the starting cornerback position and throughout the season.[1] On October 31, 2009, he recorded 8 tackles against Northwestern as Penn State won 34-13.[7]

In his Freshman year, on October 11, 2008, he just had 2 tackles against Wisconsin and Penn State won 48-7.[8]

Professional careerEdit

2012 NFL CombineEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht WtArm lengthHand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 0 in 206 lb29 3/4 in8 1/2 in 4.77 s 31.5 in 111 ft 0 in 17.0 reps

New York JetsEdit

On April 29, 2012, Lynn signed with New York Jets as an undrafted free agent and reuniting him with his father Anthony Lynn who is currently the Jets running backs coach.[9] On August 31, 2012, he was released.[10]

Personal lifeEdit

He is the son of Anthony and Cynda Lynn.[1]

External linksEdit

References Edit

  1. 1.0 1.1 1.2 1.3 1.4 1.5 1.6 D'Anton Lynn Penn State profile
  2. "D'Anton Lynn Statistics". sports-reference.com. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/danton-lynn-1.html. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  3. "2010 Penn State Nittany Lions Statistics". sports-reference.com/. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/schools/penn-state/2010.html. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  4. "(18) Penn State 3, (1) Alabama 24 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2010-09-11-alabama.html. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  5. "Kent State 0, (22) Penn State 24 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2008-10-11-wisconsin.html. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  6. "Penn State 33, Minnesota 21 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2010-10-23-minnesota.html. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  7. "(12) Penn State 34, Northwestern 13 Box Score". sports-reference.com/. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2010-11-06-penn-state.html. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  8. "(6) Penn State 48, Wisconsin 7 Box Score". sports-reference.com. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2009-10-31-northwestern.html. Retrieved 22 August 2012.
  9. Rich Cimini (29 April 2012). "Jets sign D'Anton Lynn, son of RBs coach". ESPN New York.com. Archived from the original on 29 April 2012. http://espn.go.com/blog/new-york/jets/post/_/id/12233/jets-sign-danton-lynn-son-of-rbs-coach. Retrieved 30 April 2012.
  10. "Jets make early cuts, including some family connections". http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com. http://profootballtalk.nbcsports.com/2012/08/31/jets-make-early-cuts-including-some-family-connections/. Retrieved 31 August 2012.
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