Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - Standing inside the Broncos' media room, a navy No. 47 jersey draped over the side of the podium in front of him, safety John Lynch made it sound as if this were bound to happen all along. "This" being packing up in Tampa, Fla., and unpacking in Denver.
Hearst to visit Denver - Denver Post - Adam Schefter
Wednesday, March 24, 2004 - Now that the Broncos have renovated their defense, they feel it is time to spruce up the offense. Two-time Pro Bowl running back Garrison Hearst, who started at the University of Georgia ahead of former Broncos running back Terrell Davis, is scheduled to arrive in Denver today.
Lynch set to follow in hero's footsteps - Rocky Mountain News - Lee Rasizer
March 24, 2004 - John Lynch's 4-year-old son shares a first name with Jake Plummer. The child has an affinity for Plummer, too, as evidenced by a picture of the Denver Broncos quarterback that hangs in his bedroom.
Folkston lore - Rocky Mountain News - Lynn DeBruin
March 24, 2004 - FOLKSTON, Ga. - It's Sunday afternoon deep in the Bible Belt, and Pastor Van Baker has the Greater Faith Baptist congregation on its feet. Tiny beads of sweat cover his shaved head, and his white handkerchief - once a perfect complement to his neat blue suit - is sopping with the outflow of his spirited sermon.
'Gut Feeling' Draws Lynch to Denver - DenverBroncos.com - Andrew Mason
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - There aren't any absolutes in free agency, but when the market brings a five-time Pro Bowler with a Super Bowl ring on his right hand and a track record of leadership, it's a dead-bolt certainty that he will attract notice from many teams. Thus began what John Lynch described as a "whirlwind," as he hopscotched his way around the NFL following the Tampa Bay Buccaneers' decision to release him. Denver, New England, Seattle and the New York Jets all expressed interest in adding the 11-year safety to their locker rooms.
Lynch Leads in the Community, Too - DenverBroncos.com - Mike Sarro
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - Denver's newest member of the secondary, safety John Lynch, is one of the most decorated and respected players at his position based on his 11-year career with the Tampa Bay Buccaneers. He is a five-time Pro Bowler with three starts in the game, has been named All-Pro four times and was a team captain for the last two seasons. He also sports a World Championship ring, earned when the Bucs plundered the Oakland Raiders, 48-21 in Super Bowl XXXVII. By themselves those accolades would lead one to think that Lynch is a very accomplished person. But his work is not limited to the game of football.
Lynch to Denver: Was it Meant to Be? - DenverBroncos.com - Mike Sarro
Tuesday, March 23, 2004 - Maybe it was destiny that John Lynch play for the Broncos. As the newest Bronco was introduced in Denver, he revealed two different experiences with direct ties to the club. One involved the team's current quarterback and one involved the franchise quarterback. Lynch is the proud father of three children, daughters Lindsay and Lillian and son, Jake. Jake is a name that is recognized by most in this town, as Jake Plummer is the Broncos quarterback. Once upon a time, the elder Jake met the younger Jake and left him with a gift that showed the quarterback's sense of humor.
Lynch says health won't be an issue - Daily Camera - Ryan Thorburn
March 24, 2004 - John Lynch almost played his college football at Colorado. It seemed like a no-brainer, considering his beloved grandparents, Jack and Jeanne Lynch, had moved to Boulder from Chicago in 1972. When weighing his options, however, Lynch promised himself he would take emotion out of the equation and eventually decided to attend Stanford.
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