121 Facts About Marshawn Lynch


Marshawn Terrell Lynch was born on April 22,1986 and is an American former professional football player who was a running back in the National Football League for 12 seasons.


Marshawn Lynch was selected by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft and played three full seasons before joining Seattle during the 2010 season.


Marshawn Lynch helped the team win their first Super Bowl title in Super Bowl XLVIII.


Marshawn Lynch retired in 2015 following an injury-plagued year, but returned to the NFL in 2017 with the Oakland Raiders.


Marshawn Lynch grew up in Oakland, California with three older siblings.


Marshawn Lynch was raised by his mother Delisa, who once held a 200-meter track record at Oakland Technical High School, the school that Marshawn later attended.


Marshawn Lynch started playing youth football in Oakland at a young age.


At Oakland Tech, Marshawn Lynch was a four-sport star for the Bulldogs football, basketball, track, and wrestling.


Marshawn Lynch was voted a PrepStar and SuperPrep All-American and was voted the San Francisco East Bay Player of the Year.


Marshawn Lynch recorded a personal-best time of 10.94 seconds in the 100-meter dash as a senior, while posting top-leaps of 1.94 meters in the high jump and 6.38 meters in the long jump.


Marshawn Lynch played defensive back, quarterback, wide receiver, and linebacker in high school.


Marshawn Lynch attended the University of California, Berkeley, and played for the California Golden Bears football team.


One week later, against Stanford, Marshawn Lynch had 122 rushing yards and one rushing touchdown.


In 2005, Arrington had graduated and Marshawn Lynch became the starting running back.


Marshawn Lynch wore jersey No 24 his freshman year but switched to No 10, his high school number.


Marshawn Lynch finished fifth in the Pac-10 in rushing yards and sixth in rushing touchdowns.


Marshawn Lynch later called the run his favorite career highlight, after which Lynch spontaneously drove around the football field in an injury cart, pretending to ghost ride.


Marshawn Lynch was named to the 2006 All-Pac-10 team First-team for his performance in the 2006 season.


Marshawn Lynch was named the Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year in 2006 and an AFCA All-America in 2006.


Marshawn Lynch shared the Co-Offensive Player of the Game award with teammate, quarterback Nate Longshore.


Marshawn Lynch finished his final season with Golden Bears with a Pac-10 leading 1,356 rushing yards, 11 rushing touchdowns, 34 receptions, 328 receiving yards, and four receiving touchdowns.


Marshawn Lynch holds the Cal school record for most 100-yard rushing games with 17.


On January 2,2007, Marshawn Lynch announced he would forgo his senior season and enter the 2007 NFL Draft.


Marshawn Lynch agreed with the Bills to a six-year, $18.935 million contract.


Marshawn Lynch entered the NFL as the starter at running back for the Bills.


Marshawn Lynch completed a touchdown pass to tight end Robert Royal, the first touchdown pass completed by a Bills non-quarterback since running back Joe Cribbs in 1981.


Marshawn Lynch injured his ankle the following week against the Miami Dolphins and missed the next three games.


Marshawn Lynch closed out the regular season with 105 rushing yards and 22 receiving yards against the Philadelphia Eagles.


Marshawn Lynch finished a successful rookie season with 1,115 total rushing yards and seven touchdowns.


Marshawn Lynch was named to the NFL All-Rookie Team for the 2007 season.


Marshawn Lynch was expected to be more involved in Buffalo's passing game in 2008, his second season as a professional.


The Bills' new offensive coordinator Turk Schonert had stated a number of times that he anticipated Marshawn Lynch "being in on third down a lot more" this season, citing Marshawn Lynch's inexperience as a reason he was not very involved in the 2007 season.


Marshawn Lynch started the 2008 season with four rushing touchdowns in his first three games against the Seattle Seahawks, Jacksonville Jaguars, and Oakland Raiders.


Marshawn Lynch finished the 2008 season with 1,036 yards rushing and eight rushing touchdowns.


Marshawn Lynch posted 300 receiving yards on 47 receptions, including a receiving touchdown, compared to 184 yards on 18 receptions for the 2007 season.


Marshawn Lynch was selected to his first Pro Bowl, replacing injured Tennessee Titans running back Chris Johnson.


Marshawn Lynch had been arrested in Culver City, California, for having a gun in his backpack in the trunk of a car he was occupying, a crime in California.


When interviewed on the topic, Marshawn Lynch has said that he was not surprised when the suspension was upheld and that he loves playing too much and will try to keep himself out of situations in which there is a risk of being suspended.


Marshawn Lynch played his first game of the 2009 season against the Miami Dolphins and played the rest of the season.


Marshawn Lynch finished the season with 450 yards on 120 carries with two rushing touchdowns and did not break 100 rushing yards in a single game for the first time in his career.


Marshawn Lynch suffered an ankle sprain in the Bills' preseason opener against the Washington Redskins and was expected to be out for three to four weeks.


Marshawn Lynch started three games for the Bills before being traded to the Seattle Seahawks on October 5 for two draft picks, a fourth-round pick in the 2011 NFL Draft and a conditional pick in the 2012 NFL Draft, which would become a fifth-round pick.


Marshawn Lynch then reunited with former Cal roommate and fellow running back Justin Forsett, a seventh-round draft pick of the Seahawks in 2008.


Marshawn Lynch had 202 carries for 737 rushing yards and six rushing touchdowns during the 2010 season.


Marshawn Lynch started 15 games in 2011, missing only one regular season game, on November 23 due to back problems.


Marshawn Lynch rushed for 1,204 yards and 12 touchdowns, both career bests and posting his first 1,000-yard season since 2008.


Marshawn Lynch would reach 11 consecutive games scoring a touchdown before the streak ended against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 17.


Marshawn Lynch led the NFL in rushing yards over the final nine weeks of the season.


On January 24,2012, Marshawn Lynch was added to the NFC Pro Bowl roster to replace San Francisco 49ers running back Frank Gore.


Marshawn Lynch was ranked 94th by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2012.


On March 4,2012, Marshawn Lynch signed a four-year, $31 million contract with the Seahawks.


Marshawn Lynch scored 11 touchdowns, his longest being a 77-yard touchdown run.


Marshawn Lynch averaged 19.7 attempts per game and 99.4 yards per game, and over the course of the season, Lynch had an average of 5.0 yards per carry.


Marshawn Lynch fumbled 4 times, and lost two of them.


Marshawn Lynch was named as a First-team All-Pro and was elected into the 2013 Pro Bowl as a reserve.


Marshawn Lynch was ranked as 24th best player in the league among his peers on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2013.


Marshawn Lynch followed that up with 145 rushing yards and a touchdown against the Atlanta Falcons.


Marshawn Lynch tied with Jamaal Charles for the league lead in rushing touchdowns.


Marshawn Lynch was voted to the Pro Bowl for the third straight year, but had to decline the appearance due to his participation in Super Bowl XLVIII.


Marshawn Lynch was ranked 14th on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2014.


On July 24,2014, former Seahawks fullback and good friend Michael Robinson announced on NFL Network's Inside Training Camp, that Marshawn Lynch would hold out of Training Camp while he waited for a restructured contract from the Seahawks.


Marshawn Lynch scored 24 total points in the game, which was tied with Jonas Gray for the most by any player in a single game in the 2014 season.


Marshawn Lynch continued his successful string of games with 124 rushing yards against the Kansas City Chiefs in a loss the following week.


Marshawn Lynch had a career-long 79-yard touchdown run against the Arizona Cardinals in Week 16, similar to his "Beast Quake" 67-yard scoring run in the 2011 Wild Card Round against the New Orleans Saints.


Four days later, Marshawn Lynch was fined $11,050 by the NFL for his celebration of the score; falling back while extending the ball behind his head and grabbing his crotch.


Marshawn Lynch shared the league lead in rushing touchdowns for the second consecutive season, this time sharing with DeMarco Murray.


Marshawn Lynch was named to the Pro Bowl for the fifth time in his career.


Marshawn Lynch contributed heavily to a late comeback in the NFC Championship against the Green Bay Packers in a rematch of the season-opener, catching a 26-yard pass to set up one touchdown and later scoring a touchdown of his own on a 24-yard run.


Marshawn Lynch's 157 rushing yards in the game were a career postseason high for Lynch, as were his 183 total yards from scrimmage.


Marshawn Lynch made headlines at Super Bowl XLIX Media Day on January 27,2015, when he held a five-minute press conference, only answering "I'm just here so I won't get fined" to every question.


Marshawn Lynch has a history of unwillingness to talk to the media.


Late in the fourth quarter on a potential game-winning drive, Marshawn Lynch ran the ball from the five yard line but was tackled by Dont'a Hightower at the one-yard line.


Marshawn Lynch was visibly upset by the decision and left the Seahawks locker room without addressing the media.


Marshawn Lynch stated in a later interview with Conan O'Brien that he was "expecting the ball" prior to the play.


Marshawn Lynch was ranked ninth by his fellow players on the NFL Top 100 Players of 2015.


On March 6,2015, the Seahawks and Marshawn Lynch agreed to a 2-year, $24 million contract extension.


Midway through the 2015 season, Marshawn Lynch needed to have sports hernia surgery.


Ahead of the Seahawks Wild Card Round matchup against the Minnesota Vikings, Marshawn Lynch was anticipated to make his return, but decided to stay behind in Seattle, stating that he felt that he could not play.


On February 7,2016, the day of Super Bowl 50, Marshawn Lynch announced his retirement via Twitter by posting a picture of his football cleats hanging from a telephone wire.


Marshawn Lynch subsequently became a mentor to the current college football players at Cal.


In early April 2017, after sitting out the 2016 season, it was reported Marshawn Lynch had agreed to terms with his hometown Oakland Raiders and that the Seahawks, who retained his rights even after retirement, would trade him.


Marshawn Lynch said he was inspired to come out of retirement by the team's impending move to Las Vegas saying that he wanted children currently growing up in Oakland to be able to see a home-grown football star play for the Raiders before the team is gone.


Marshawn Lynch signed a two-year, $9 million contract with a maximum of $16.5 million; it had a $2 million bonus for 1,000 rushing yards for the season.


Marshawn Lynch returned to the Raiders' backfield for the 2018 season opener under new head coach Jon Gruden.


Marshawn Lynch recorded a rushing touchdown in the first three games of the season against the Los Angeles Rams, Denver Broncos, and Miami Dolphins, all losses for the Raiders.


Marshawn Lynch returned to the NFL during the final week of the 2019 regular season, signing with the Seahawks alongside former teammate Robert Turbin on December 23,2019, after Seattle lost three running backs to injury.


Marshawn Lynch made his debut with the Seahawks in Week 17 against the San Francisco 49ers on NBC Sunday Night Football.


Marshawn Lynch is tied with Terrell Davis and John Riggins with 12.


Marshawn Lynch has since developed the nickname into his Beast Mode brand, which includes an apparel line, retail store, and at least one partnership with international brands.


Marshawn Lynch makes a cameo in the video game Call of Duty: Black Ops III.


Marshawn Lynch appeared in the fourth episode of the sixth season of Tanked where they created a special fish tank for "BeastMode" first aired June 19,2015.


Marshawn Lynch is featured in the game Predator: Hunting Grounds as the playable character "Dante 'Beast Mode' Jefferson".


Marshawn Lynch was approached by former Pro BMX rider Todd Lyons, who noticed that Marshawn Lynch rode his BMX products.


Lyons, acting as the current brand manager for SE Bikes BMX company, partnered with Marshawn Lynch to create a Beast Mode Ripper: an adult-sized BMX bike with customized Beast Mode branding as a 2018 SE Bicycle.


On September 19,2017, Marshawn Lynch launched his own ad-supported Beast Mobile cellphone service that allows subscribers to pay their phone bill by engaging in ads and offers.


Marshawn Lynch dressed for the game, but decided not to play.


In 2019, Marshawn Lynch was announced as co-owner of the Oakland Panthers of the Indoor Football League alongside Roy Choi, who owns the IFL's Cedar Rapids River Kings and San Diego Strike Force.


Davonte Sapp-Marshawn Lynch was one of the first players the Panthers signed.


In October 2021, Marshawn Lynch was named the first NFLPA brand chief ambassador.


Marshawn Lynch's cousins are wide receiver Robert Jordan, who played alongside Lynch at Cal from 2004 to 2006, journeyman quarterback Josh Johnson, and quarterback JaMarcus Russell.


Marshawn Lynch frequently ate Skittles during games, a habit that started when he was in high school.


Marshawn Lynch has an affinity for purchasing grills, saying he has been wearing the gold jewelry since his junior year in high school.


Marshawn Lynch is an entrepreneur in the cannabis industry, launching a line of cannabis products in 2021 under the brand name Dodi Blunts.


Marshawn Lynch says he has been a long-time consumer of cannabis and that it helped him deal with pain during his football career.


In November 2021, Marshawn Lynch was revealed as an investor in PORTL Inc.


Marshawn Lynch started his own charitable foundation called the Fam1st Family Foundation in 2006 to give back to his hometown of Oakland, California.


In June 2008, Marshawn Lynch pled guilty to a hit and run charge and had his driver's license revoked.


The California Highway Patrol arrested Marshawn Lynch for driving under the influence on July 14,2012, after he was observed driving erratically.


Marshawn Lynch was reported to have registered a blood-alcohol level of 0.10 on a breathalyzer at the Alameda County Sheriff's Office North County Jail in Oakland.


Marshawn Lynch was incarcerated hours before hosting a youth football camp.


Marshawn Lynch received two years of probation and a $1,033 fine, and had to attend drivers' safety classes, but did not have his license suspended.


The police report stated that Marshawn Lynch was found asleep in a parked car that had noticeable damage.


Marshawn Lynch was charged with driving under the influence, as well as three other crimes.


Marshawn Lynch is known for being reluctant to talk to the media.


Marshawn Lynch was fined $50,000 by the NFL for refusing to talk to the media throughout the 2013 NFL season, which inspired fans of the Seattle Seahawks to fundraise that amount.


Marshawn Lynch was fined $100,000 on November 19,2014, for refusing to speak to the media.


Four days before Super Bowl XLIX, Marshawn Lynch appeared in a guest segment on Conan, playing a head-to-head game of the then-unreleased Mortal Kombat X against prospective Super Bowl opponent tight end Rob Gronkowski.


Contrary to his media appearances earlier that week, Marshawn Lynch appeared upbeat and loquacious, discussing his fondness of Mario Kart and explaining his touchdown celebration moves.


Marshawn Lynch re-appeared on the show prior to Super Bowl LI along with Gronkowski, Tom Brady, LeGarrette Blount, and Dwight Freeney playing the game For Honor.


Marshawn Lynch appeared as himself alongside Will Arnett in an episode of Murderville, a comedic murder-mystery streaming television series released by Netflix in February 2022.


Marshawn Lynch appeared on The Great American Baking Show in 2022.