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Akeel Lynch | Running Back

Team: Nevada Wolf Pack
Age / DOB:  (23) / 5/14/1994
Ht / Wt:  5'11" / 220

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Nevada and former Penn State redshirt senior RB Akeel Lynch decided to end his playing career after suffering two concussions in a short period of time.
Lynch transferred to Nevada this offseason after falling behind Saquon Barkley on the depth chart at Penn State. He missed four of six games this season due to the aforementioned head injuries. Mon, Oct 17, 2016 11:51:00 AM

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Nevada redshirt senior RB Akeel Lynch (concussion) is expected to play in Saturday's game against Purdue.

A helmet-to-helmet hit laid Lynch low in Week 2's loss to Notre Dame and he subsequently sat out last weekend's showdown with Buffalo. Through one-plus contests this season, the 5-foot-11, 220-pound redshirt senior has carried the ball five times for 28 yards. There is no fantasy intrigue here.
Fri, Sep 23, 2016 01:54:00 PM

Nevada redshirt senior RB Akeel Lynch (concussion) is questionable for Saturday's game against Buffalo.

Lynch was sidelined by a helmet-to-helmet hit in Saturday's loss to Notre Dame. He received just one carry for seven yards prior to being knocked out of the game. In the season-opener against Cal Poly he rushed for 21 yards on four carries. The 5-foot-11, 220-pounder transferred from Penn State to Nevada over the offseason.
Fri, Sep 16, 2016 04:40:00 PM

Former Penn State graduate RB Akeel Lynch will transfer to Nevada.

Lynch was one of a number of departures for Penn State this offseason, including early draft entrants, transfers and coaching changes. If Lynch returned to Penn State he would have worked behind Saquon Barkley, who emerged as one of the top runners in the nation as just a freshman. Lynch will be eligible to play immediately.
Wed, Feb 3, 2016 11:20:00 AM

Penn State graduate RB Akeel Lynch will transfer.

Lynch will graduate this spring, meaning he's eligible to play immediately at another FBS school. As a redshirt sophomore in 2014, he posted 678 rushing yards. Lynch was forced to cede starting duties to true freshman Saquon Barkley (1,076 yards) this fall, setting the stage for the former's exit.
Thu, Jan 14, 2016 01:03:00 PM

Penn State sophomore RB Akeel Lynch rushed 10 times for 78 yards and a touchdown in Saturday's loss to Temple.

Lynch was the most effective offensive player in the ugly loss. So it figures that he received just 10 carries. He busted out for a 42-yard touchdown run in the first quarter in which the offensive line opened up a large enough hole that he was never touched. This would be the highlight of the game for the Nittany Lions. Last season, the 6-foot, 195-pound back rushed for 678 yards and four touchdowns while averaging 4.6 YPC.
Sat, Sep 5, 2015 07:25:00 PM

Penn State sophomore Akeel Lynch had 75 yards on 17 carries in Saturday's 31-30 overtime victory over Boston College in the Pinstripe Bowl.

He added three catches for 12 yards. Lynch shared backfield duties with Bill Belton this year, though Belton was slowly fazed out of the offense over the past month-plus to get the sophomore onto the field more often. With Belton's eligibility now exhausted, Lynch won't have any impediments to playing time in 2015. He ran for 678 yards and four scores on a 4.6 YPC average this year.
Sun, Dec 28, 2014 03:28:00 PM

New coach Bill O’Brien sees good things ahead for freshman running back Akeel Lynch.

O’Brien and the Nittany Lions recruited Lynch out of the Buffalo region. A Gatorade Player of the Year for the state of New York, Lynch initially committed to Boston College before the new coaching regime reeled him in. Lynch averaged nearly 10 yards per carry last season while rushing for 2,136 yards.
Thu, May 17, 2012 12:02:00 PM