Anthony Lynn

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Anthony Lynn
New York Jets
Running backs coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1968-12-21) December 21, 1968 (age 45)
Place of birth: McKinney, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College: Texas Tech
Undrafted in 1992
Debuted in 1993 for the Denver Broncos
Last played in 1999 for the Denver Broncos
Coaching debut in 2000 for the Denver Broncos
Career history
 As player:
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Attempts 28
Rushing yards 177
Touchdowns 0
Stats at
Stats at
Stats at

Anthony Ray Lynn (born December 21, 1968 in McKinney, Texas) is a former American football running back and current assistant coach for the New York Jets.

Playing career[edit]

The 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m) Lynn played at Celina High School and later at Texas Tech (1988–91), where he was an All-Southwest Conference running back in 1990. His senior year was cut short by a knee injury, and concerns about the injury left him undrafted. He was a journeyman reserve running back and special teams player during his NFL career, playing for the Denver Broncos (1993, 1997–99) and San Francisco 49ers (1995–96). He retired in 2000 due to repeated neck stinger injuries. Lynn was part of Denver's back-to-back Super Bowl champion teams (1997–98). In 1997 he had his best personal year as an NFL player.

Coaching career[edit]

Upon retiring in 2000, he joined the Denver coaching staff as an offensive assistant and special teams coach (2000–02), before joining the Jacksonville Jaguars as the running backs coach (2003–04). He left Jacksonville after being switched to special teams coach following a coaching staff shakeup by head coach Jack Del Rio in 2005[1] and quickly joined the Dallas Cowboys staff as the running backs coach.[2] On January 26, 2007, with the retirement of Bill Parcells as Dallas head coach, Lynn signed on with the Cleveland Browns to fill their RB coach vacancy.[3]

Lynn was named the Assistant Head Coach/Running Backs coach for the New York Jets on February 1, 2012 under head coach Rex Ryan.


  • two children (D'Anton and Danielle).
  • Was a victim of a hit-and-run automobile accident, suffering a broken nose and multiple lacerations, during the 2005 Cowboys training camp.
  • Is a member of Life Athletes, an abstinence group for teens[4]
  • His son D'Anton graduated from Celina High School played football for the Penn State Nittany Lions, and was signed as an undrafted rookie by the New York Jets following the 2012 NFL Draft.


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