Marshawn Lynch is a Super Bowl-winning American footballer with a powerful unique running style and an ability to break tackles and run over defenders. The running back, who is currently playing for his home team, the Oakland Raiders, is remembered most with the Seattle Seahawks with whom he won most of his personal honors.
Marshawn Lynch was born in Oakland, California to Delisa Lynch, his mother who also raised him in Oakland. His father, Maurice Sapp, who is currently serving a 24-year sentence in prison, has been in and out of Lynch’s life, living his mother to care for him and his three other siblings.
From a young age, Lynch showed good athletic prowess, just like his mother who was a track star in her youth. He attended Oakland Technical High School where Delisa once held the record for the 200-meter event. Lynch competed in four sports; football, basketball, track, and wrestling. He dominated in everything he participated in but was, however, more concentrated in football, earning the San Francisco East Bay Player of the Year award and the PrepStar and SuperPrep All-American teams.
For his college education, Lynch attended the University of California, Berkeley and majored in Social Welfare. In his freshman year, he was a backup to J. J. Arrington who graduated a year later, giving room for the future five-time Pro Bowler to earn his stripes. In 2005, his sophomore season, Marshawn Lynch ran 1,246 yards carrying the ball 196 times with 10 touchdowns. The following season, he earned a spot on the Maxwell Award watchlist after carrying the ball 223 times for 1,356 yards with 11 touchdowns. He was further named to the First-team All-Pac-10 and First-team All-American teams while also being named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year.
By the beginning of his senior year, Lynch announced he was enlisting for the 2007 NFL Draft where he was selected in the first round with the 12th overall pick by the Buffalo Bills.
Marshawn Lynch Net Worth
Marshawn Lynch is reported to have a net worth of around $30 million. The athlete, who was nicknamed “Money” in college, amassed his wealth from the salary he has earned all through his years in the NFL, as well as, from endorsement deals and his Beast Mode brand which includes a clothing line and a retail store.
Lynch’s first deal in the league was a six-year $19 million contract with the Buffalo Bills. After he was traded to Seattle in 2010, the running back went on to sign a four-year $31 million contract with the Seahawks in 2012. He kept up his performances over the coming years and earned a two-year contract extension worth $24 million in 2015. His next contract came in 2017 when Lynch came out of retirement to sign for the Oakland Raiders. He put pen to paper on a two-year $9 million deal with a max of up to $16.5 million.
Injury History and Analysis
Having evaded any serious injury all through his college career, the two-time NFL rushing touchdowns leader suffered his first notable injury in his first year in the league on the 11th of November, 2007, spraining his ankle in a game against the Miami Dolphins which sidelined him for three games. A year later, on the 21st of December, 2008, Lynch landed awkwardly in a game and sprained his shoulder.
On the 23rd of October, 2011, Marshawn Lynch suffered lower lumbar muscles spasms, an injury that kept on reoccurring for the following seasons although he never missed a game because of it, living up to his Beast Mode moniker. In December 2012, had a pedal foot strain but however played through the injury. He also played through a leg calf strain he suffered in September 2015 although, by the end of that month, he was sidelined for two games for a thigh hamstring pull. Two months later, he underwent surgery for an inguinal groin sports hernia which kept him out for 7 games.
Marshawn Lynch is not married but has, however, been rumored to have exchanged vows with former adult film actress Charmaine Glock. Another person in which the running back has been rumored to have tied the knot with is RnB soul singer Netta Brielle who like Lynch is an Oakland California native.
Height, Weight, and Other Facts
Birth Name: Marshawn Terrell Lynch
Date of Birth: April 22, 1986
Place of Birth: Oakland, California
Height: 5 feet 11 inches (1.80m)
Weight: 98kg (215 pounds)
Profession: American Football Player
Education: Oakland Technical High School, University of California, Berkeley