On Lynch: Third-year fullback who established himself as one of the top players in the ACC at his position in 2001 … enters this season in the best shape of his career … has not lost weight, but has added muscle to his already big frame in the offseason … a big, strong back with good hands … is a good runner for a player his size (271 pounds) … an imposing force as a blocking back … is the starter at a fullback position that likely is the deepest unit on the team.
2001 (Sophomore): Played in all 11 games (plus the Orange Bowl), starting all but four … rushed 16 times for 130 yards and two touchdowns … was not thrown for a loss all season … also caught seven balls for 53 yards … averaged 8.1 yards per carry, best among Terps with 10 carries or more ... (vs. FSU) scored the game’s first touchdown by rumbling 65 yards on an option play up the middle of the FSU defense ... the 65-yard carry was the longest of his career ... led the team in rushing with three carries for a career-high 71 yards and a touchdown ... also caught two passes for 13 yards ... (vs. Duke) carried the ball two times for 18 yards including a 14-yard touchdown run up the middle ... also caught one pass for 18 yards ... the touchdown run was his first career TD via the rush ... (vs. GT) caught one pass for four yards from Brooks Barnard on a fake field goal, falling just one yard short of a first down ... also had a three-yard carry ... (vs. EMU) rumbled for 23 yards on five carries ... (vs. UNC) first career start.
2000 (Freshman): Backed up veteran fullback Matt Kalapinski as a true freshman, appearing in eight games … rushed four times for six yards and caught a pair of passes, including one for a touchdown in Maryland’s double-overtime victory over NC State.
High School: A 2000 graduate of Dunbar High School in Washington, D.C. ... was an honorable mention All-American as a senior in 1999 by USA Today ... also was selected first team All-Met by the Washington Post and the Pigskin Club ... earned first team All-DCIAA recognition ... was named the Washington, D.C. Gatorade Player of the Year ... earned all-regional citations by SuperPrep and PrepStar magazines ... as a fullback in 1999, he rushed for 1,435 yards and scored 21 touchdowns ... as a linebacker, he totaled 98 tackles and had two interceptions and caused four fumbles ... helped Dunbar to back-to-back city championships as a junior and senior ... rushed for 1,220 yards and 11 touchdowns in 1998 ... high school coach was Craig Jefferies.
Personal: James Jerome Lynch was born June 17, 1982 ... son of Brenda Lynch ... college major is criminology & criminal justice.
Rushing G-GS Att Net Avg TD LP 2000 8-0 4 6 1.5 0 4 2001 11-7 16 130 8.1 2 65 Career 19-7 20 136 6.8 2 65
Receiving G-GS Rec Yds Avg TD LP 2000 8-0 2 -4 -2.0 1 2 2001 11-7 7 53 7.6 0 18 Career 19-7 9 49 5.4 1 18