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|Date of birth:April 29, 1936|
|Place of birth: Oceanside, New York|
|Date of death: September 24, 2008(aged 72)|
|College: Notre Dame|
|NFL Draft: 1958 / Round: 6 / Pick: 66|
|Debuted in 1958|
|Last played in 1966|
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Richard Dennis Lynch (April 29, 1936 – September 24, 2008) was an American football defensive back in the National Football League for the Washington Redskins and the New York Giants. He was a one-time Pro Bowler in 1963, when he led the NFL in interceptions. He also led the league in interceptions in 1961.
Lynch played college football at the University of Notre Dame and is in their Hall of Fame. While known as a defensive standout as a professional, in 1957 he scored the only touchdown in Notre Dame's 7-0 win over the University of Oklahoma that ended the Sooners' 47-game winning streak.
Lynch worked as a color commentator for the New York Giants' radio broadcasts from 1967 to 2008. He was paired with several notable play-by-play announcers, including Marty Glickman, Marv Albert, Jim Gordon and Bob Papa.
Following his death in 2011 he was inducted as one of the New York Giants' Ring of Honor Inductees. The Ring of Honor is awarded to the franchise's greatest and most influential figures.
Dick Lynch died from leukemia on September 24, 2008, aged 72. Lynch was married to Rosalie Lynch for over 47 years. They had six children and eleven grandchildren.
- Story about Dick Lynch
- Dick Lynch Made the Call
- 50 Greatest Giants Photo Gallery
- Dick Lynch passes away
- Obituary in Newsday
- Dick Lynch at Find a Grave
- Remembering Dick Lynch