John Lynch – 2007 Wooden Cup Winner

John LynchA nine-time Pro Bowl selection, Lynch earned a Super Bowl ring with the Buccaneers in Super Bowl XXXVII. He also spent time with the Denver Broncos and New England Patriots before retiring as a free agent during the 2008 season. He was ranked #10 as the most feared tackler in NFL history, on the NFL Films production “Top 10 Most Feared Tacklers”, for the NFL Network, a list shared with the likes of Dick Butkus, Jack Tatum, Ronnie Lott, and Jack Lambert.

Career highlights and awards

  • 9× Pro Bowl selection (1997, 1999, 2000, 2001, 2002, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007)
  • 4× All-Pro selection (1999, 2000, 2001, 2002)
  • Super Bowl champion (XXXVII)
  • NFL Alumni Defensive Back of the Year (2000)
  • Bart Starr Man of the Year Award (2006)
  • “Whizzer” White NFL Man of the Year (2006)


  • Tackles 1,058
  • Sacks 13.0
  • Interceptions 26
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