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Akeel Lynch | Running Back

Team: Penn State Nittany Lions
Ht / Wt:  6'0' / 195

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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

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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