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Marshawn Lynch: The Unforgettable "Beast Mode" Running Back

Full Name Marshawn Terrell Lynch
Age 37
Birthday April 22, 1986
Birth Sign Taurus
Born Oakland, California
Height 5′ 11′′
Net Worth $30 million
Social Media Facebook

Marshawn Lynch was a 12-year NFL player known as "Beast Mode" who is remembered for his time with the Seahawks. With his intense, physical running style, eccentric personality, and community activism, Lynch left an indelible mark on football in Seattle and beyond.

College Superstar at Cal

After overcoming academic and behavioral issues in high school, Lynch starred at the University of California, Berkeley from 2004 to 2006. He set numerous records, including most 100-yard rushing games (17) and the 2nd most rushing yards in a season (1,692). Lynch earned First-team All-Pac-10 honors twice and was a consensus First-team All-American his final year.

Marshawn Lynch‘s Cal Stats & Awards

  • 3,230 career rushing yards, 29 rushing TDs
  • Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year (2006)
  • First-team All-American (2006)
  • 2x First-team All-Pac-10 (2005, 2006)

Taking the NFL by Storm in Seattle

After being drafted by Buffalo in 2007, Lynch was traded to Seattle in 2010, which is where he became a star. His most memorable moment came in a 2011 playoff game when he broke 9 tackles en route to a 67-yard touchdown run against New Orleans. This play, known as the "Beast Quake", created an actual seismic event from the frenzied crowd noise.

Over the next 4 seasons, Lynch established himself as one of the league‘s premier backs thanks to his physical style and refusal to go down on first contact. He rushed for over 1,200 yards and 14 TDs for Seattle‘s 2013 Super Bowl championship team. Some of Lynch‘s NFL accolades include:

  • 5x Pro Bowl Selection (2011-2014)
  • First-team All-Pro (2012)
  • Led NFL in rushing TDs twice (2013, 2014)
  • 7th most rushing yards from 2010-2014

More Than Just Football

Known for giving brief, eccentric answers in press conferences, Lynch created a mischievous and standoffish persona. But he was also devoted to causes close to his heart. He started his own lifestyle brand "Beast Mode" and supported numerous charities and initiatives in his hometown of Oakland.

After temporary retirement stints in 2016 and 2019, Lynch finished his career with 10,413 rushing yards and 85 TDs. Though reluctant in the media, he let his play speak for itself. To teammates, coaches, and fans, Lynch will always epitomize being in "Beast Mode" thanks to his larger-than-life style and personality.

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