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Clinton Lynch
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Clinton Lynch

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Year RS Senior
Height 6-0
Weight 192
Hometown Norcross, Ga.
Last School Norcross
Clinton Lynch

Biography

2017 (Redshirt Junior): Appeared in the final 10 games of the season after missing the opener versus Tennessee (Sept. 4) due to a lower-body injury … Started six games at A-back … Despite being slowed by injury for much of the season and recording career lows for rushing attempts (28) and receptions (3), still averaged 8.1 yards per touch – 209 rushing yards on 28 carries (7.5 avg.) and 43 receiving yards on three catches (14.3 avg.) … Became the 47th student-athlete in Georgia Tech history and the 15th in 10 seasons under head coach Paul Johnson to eclipse the 1,000-yard rushing mark for his career with 71 yards at Miami (Oct. 14) … Had a season-long 33-yard reception to go along with 10 rushing yards on two carries in his first appearance of the season against Jacksonville State (Sept. 9) … Matched season highs for carries with five in back-to-back-games against North Carolina (Sept. 30) and Miami (Oct. 14) … Rushed for 41 yards against UNC (second-highest total of the season) and 71 yards at Miami (highest total of the season) … Also had his two longest individual runs of the season in those two games, a 24-yarder against UNC and a 48-yarder against Miami … Ran twice for 21 yards in win over No. 17 Virginia Tech (Nov. 11) … Ran twice for 25 yards at Duke (Nov. 18) … Had four carries in season-ending loss to Georgia (Nov. 25).

2016 (Redshirt Sophomore): Established himself as one of the nation’s top dual-threat backs … Appeared in all 13 games with eight starts at A-back … Led Georgia Tech in receiving yards (490) and ranked fourth on the team in rushing yards (415) … Easily led the team in both yards per reception (30.6 – min. five catches) and yards per rush (11.2 – min. five carries) … Led the ACC in both yards per rush and yards of total offense per play (11.2 avg.) … Averaged a whopping 17.1 yards per touch – 53 touches (37 rushes, 16 receptions) for 905 yards (415 rushing, 490 receiving) … Ranked second on the team with eight total touchdowns (six receiving, two rushing) … 17 of his 53 touches went for 20 yards or more (eight rushes, nine receptions – 32.1 percent) and seven of his 53 touches went for 40 yards or more (two rushes, five receptions – 13.2 percent) … Six of his eight touchdowns covered 40 yards or more … Averaged at least 20 yards per touch four times in 12 games … Had a breakout performance versus Vanderbilt (Sept. 17), averaging 32.8 yards per touch thanks to three carries for 77 yards and two receptions for 87 yards, which included a 77-yard touchdown catch … Averaged 18.6 yards per touch at Pittsburgh (Oct. 8) with 64 yards on four carries, including a 45-yard touchdown run … Caught two passes for 81 yards (40.5 avg.), including a 65-yard touchdown catch against Georgia Southern (Oct. 15) … Hauled in three catches for a career-high 91 yards and two touchdowns (a 46-yarder and the game-winning 21-yarder) in a 38-35 win over Duke (Oct. 29) … Averaged 22.4 yards per touch with 29 yards on four carries and an 83-yard touchdown reception (the longest of his career) at North Carolina (Nov. 5) … Averaged 24.0 yards per touch with an 11-yard run and three receptions for 85 yards, including a 54-yard touchdown catch, versus Virginia (Nov. 19) … Scored Georgia Tech’s first touchdown on a 42-yard touchdown run and went on to amass 75 yards on five touches (15.0 avg.) in 28-27 win at Georgia (Nov. 26) in regular-season finale … Ran for 23 yards on just two carries in TaxSlayer Bowl win over Kentucky (Dec. 31).

2015 (Redshirt Freshman): Played in all 12 games, making six starts … Finished third on team with 457 rushing yards and five touchdowns on 48 carries … 9.5 yards per rush average was team best … Caught 11 passes for 273 yards and three touchdowns … Tied for team lead with eight total touchdowns scored … Made collegiate debut vs. Alcorn State (Sept. 3) … Rushed two times for 17 yards … In only carry vs. Tulane (Sept. 12), ran for 45-yard TD … Rushed two times for 25 yards and caught 28-yard pass at Notre Dame (Sept. 19) … Rushed three times at Duke (Sept. 26) and added 35-yard reception … Made first career start vs. North Carolina (Oct. 3) … Rushed for 48 yards on eight touches and caught one pass for 13 yards … Rushed one time for three yards and caught 50-yard TD pass in start at Clemson (Oct. 10) … Rushed for 67 yards on seven carries in start vs. Pitt (Oct. 17) … Added 52 rushing yards on six carries vs. Florida State (Oct. 24) … Led Jackets with 132 all-purpose yards (63 rushing, 69 receiving) and three touchdowns in road loss at Virginia (Oct. 31) … Rushed for 61 yards with touchdown and added 51 receiving yards at Miami (Nov. 21) … Posted career highs for rushing yards (78) and attempts (8) vs. Georgia (Nov. 28).

2014 (True Freshman): Redshirted.

High School: Played four years at Norcross H.S. … Led Norcross to back-to-back state championships in 2013 and 2014 … Named second-team Gwinnett All-Star as wide receiver … Played in Gwinnett All-Star Game.

Personal: Full name is Clinton Haynes Lynch … Parents are Shelly Haynes and Clinton A. Lynch … Born Jan. 18, 1996 in Atlanta … Father played football at Illinois … Chose Georgia Tech because it’s “a great school, close to home, and it’s located in Atlanta” … Majoring in business administration.

 

CAREER HIGHS
Rushing Attempts: 8, twice – last vs. Georgia, Nov. 28, 2015
Rushing Yards: 78 yards vs. Georgia, Nov. 28, 2015
Rushing TDs: 1, seven times – last at Georgia, Nov. 26, 2016
Longest Rush: 49 yards at Virginia, Oct. 31, 2015
Receptions: 3, four times – last vs. Virginia, Nov. 19, 2016
Receiving Yards: 91 yards vs. Duke, Oct. 29, 2016
Longest Reception: 83 yards at No. 18/17 North Carolina, Nov. 5, 2016
Receiving TDs: 2, twice – last vs. Duke, Oct. 29, 2016

 

 

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