Lynch ventured far from his Massachusetts home to play out his college dreams.
ATHENS - By now Arthur Lynch knows the drill. He's faced his share of tough decisions in life and says he's emerged from each stronger and wiser.
Now a junior, Lynch figures to be a major contributor at tight end in 2012, and teammates call him a leader in the locker room. His past has prepared him for the present.
His relationship with his father ended when he was 14 for reasons Lynch doesn't discuss publicly. He didn't leave the split feeling bitter, instead opting to focus his energy on strengthening the bonds he held with his mother and grandfather.
He grew into a top-ranked high school tight end hailing from Dartmouth, Mass., with offers from schools across the nation. Lynch chose to uproot for the University of Georgia. A new culture, a new pace, a whole new world – Lynch went with his gut and ventured more than 1,000 miles to a new home.