30 Facts About Anthony Lynn


Anthony Ray Lynn was born on December 21,1968 and is an American football coach and former running back who is the assistant head coach and running backs coach for the San Francisco 49ers of the National Football League.


Anthony Lynn previously played in the NFL for six seasons, primarily with the Denver Broncos.


Anthony Lynn was the interim head coach for the Buffalo Bills in 2016.


Anthony Lynn was a journeyman reserve running back and special teams player during his NFL career, playing for the Denver Broncos and San Francisco 49ers.


Anthony Lynn retired in 2000 due to repeated neck stinger injuries.


Anthony Lynn was part of Denver's back-to-back Super Bowl champion teams in 1997 and 1998.


Anthony Lynn then joined the Jacksonville Jaguars as the running backs coach.

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Anthony Lynn left Jacksonville after being switched to special teams coach following a coaching staff shakeup by head coach Jack Del Rio in 2005.


On January 26,2007, with the retirement of Bill Parcells as Dallas head coach, Anthony Lynn signed on with the Cleveland Browns to fill their running backs coach vacancy.


From 2009 to 2013, with Anthony Lynn as running backs coach, the Jets running game produced an NFL-leading 137.0 yards per game.


In 2013, Anthony Lynn helped Chris Ivory establish a team-leading 833 yards on 182 carries.


On September 16,2016, Anthony Lynn was promoted to assistant head coach and offensive coordinator of the Bills when Greg Roman was fired.


Anthony Lynn became the interim head coach on December 27,2016, after Rex Ryan was fired.


Anthony Lynn was the fourth head coaching candidate interviewed that week.


Anthony Lynn interviewed for the head coaching job with the New York Jets on January 6,2015, shortly after head coach Rex Ryan was fired.


In January 2016, Anthony Lynn was a head coaching candidate for the San Francisco 49ers, but removed his name from consideration before a decision was made.


On January 12,2017, Anthony Lynn was named head coach of the newly christened Los Angeles Chargers and one day later the Chargers officially confirmed his hiring as the new coach.


On January 12,2017, Anthony Lynn was hired to become the new head coach of the Los Angeles Chargers, the same day that owner Dean Spanos announced that the Chargers were relocating from San Diego to Los Angeles.


Anthony Lynn became the franchise's first African-American head coach in its 56-year history.


On January 4,2021, Anthony Lynn was fired by the Chargers.


On January 23,2021, Anthony Lynn was hired by the Detroit Lions as their offensive coordinator.


On January 10,2022, Detroit Lions head coach Dan Campbell, announced that the Lions organization and Anthony Lynn were parting ways.


On February 4,2022, Anthony Lynn was hired by the San Francisco 49ers as their assistant head coach.


Anthony Lynn has a son, D'Anton, and a daughter, Danielle, with his ex-wife, Cynda.


Anthony Lynn married journalist Stacey Bell on March 5,2011, in Dallas, Texas.

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Anthony Lynn was supportive of his son's decision to follow in his footsteps, and taught him about the hard work that goes into being a professional football player both on and off the field.


Anthony Lynn suffered two collapsed lungs, facial and shoulder damage, and temporary paralysis in his lower body.


Anthony Lynn had four surgeries on his face, knee and shoulder due to the incident.


Anthony Lynn's story was featured in a Verizon advertisement during Super Bowl LIII in 2019, where he was introduced to the first responders who treated him.


On May 12,2018, Anthony Lynn graduated from the University of Nevada, Las Vegas with a Bachelor of Arts in interdisciplinary studies.