Anthony Lynn

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Anthony Lynn
Buffalo Bills
Position: Running backs coach /Assistant Head Coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1968-12-21) December 21, 1968 (age 46)
Place of birth: McKinney, Texas
Height: 6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight: 230 lb (104 kg)
Career information
College: Texas Tech
Undrafted: 1992
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Attempts: 28
Rushing yards: 177
Touchdowns: 0
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 Buffalo Bills.

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, and was subsequently interviewed for the Head Coach job in January, 2015 after Ryan left. When he did not get the position, he followed Rex Ryan to the Buffalo Bills where he has taken the same position.[4]


His son, D'Anton, played college football for the Penn State Nittany Lions, and was signed as an undrafted rookie by the New York Jets following the 2012 NFL Draft. During Cowboys training camp in 2005, Lynn was a victim of a hit-and-run automobile accident, suffering a broken nose and multiple lacerations.[5]


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