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29.  John Lynch
Although Warren Sapp received most of the attention of the famed Tampa Bay Buccaneers defense, Strong Safety, John Lynch anchored the secondary and leveled anyone who actually could get past their linemen.

With precision tackling and punishing hits, John Lynch quickly became a popular player in Florida and was respected throughout the NFL. Lynch’s strong play was rewarded with multiple Pro Bowl and All-Pro Selections, but as a solid team player, his greatest reward was the Super Bowl Ring that he won with Tampa that was earned primarily on their defensive abilities. Entering his first year of eligibility, we consider Lynch likely on the wrong side of the bubble, and we are very curious whether the decision makers in question agree or not.

Should John Lynch be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 74.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 17.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5.1%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Hinsdale, Illinois, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 2012
  • Position: Strong Safety
  • Played For: Denver Broncos, Tampa Bay Buccaneers
  • College: Stanford
  • Drafted: 3rd Round, 82nd Overall in 1993
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (7) (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006 & 2007)
    First Team All Pro Selection (2) (1999 & 2000)
    Second Team All Pro Selection (2) (2001 & 2002)
    Super Bowl Rings (1) (Tampa Bay Buccaneers, Super Bowl XXXVII)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Forced Fumbles (1) (2005)
  • Years Nominated for the Hall of Fame: 2014, 2015, 2017, 2018 & 2019

Should John Lynch be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 74.4%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 17.9%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 2.6%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 5.1%
Last modified on Saturday, 04 May 2019 16:23

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0 #1 Zachary Schimmel 2015-07-27 04:03
I'm pretty sure it was Warren Sapp who called him "the hardest hitting white boy he'd ever seen."
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