Lynn Cain

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Lynn Cain
No. 21, 31
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1955-10-16) October 16, 1955 (age 62)
Los Angeles, California
Career information
College: USC
NFL Draft: 1979 / Round: 4 / Pick: 100
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts-yards: 615-2309
Receptions-yards: 127-1061
Touchdowns: 25
Player stats at NFL.com

Lynn Dwight Cain (born October 16, 1955) is a retired American football running back in the National Football League.

College career[edit]

Cain played college football at the University of Southern California after transferring from East Los Angeles College.

Lynn Cain was starting fullback for 1978 USC Trojans, who won the National Title that year. Sharing the backfield with Lynn was Heisman Trophy winner Charles White.

Professional career[edit]

Cain played for the National Football League's Atlanta Falcons from 1979 to 1984 and for the Los Angeles Rams in 1985. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 1979 NFL Draft. He managed to have his best year in the NFL in his second season, 1980, rushing for over 900 yards and 8 touchdowns. Lynn wore #21 for the Falcons, and took the Falcons to the 1980 NFC Divisional Playoff Game (The Philadelphia Eagles defeated the Dallas Cowboys 20-7 in the NFC Championship), along with William Andrews and Steve Bartkowski.

Coaching career[edit]

Cain was hired as the Head Football Coach in December 2007, for ELAC's Huskies. As the head coach for his junior college alma mater, East Los Angeles College, he brought back the tradition of winning and community pride. He coached at ELAC through the 2011 football season.[1] That year they won their division's Championship. The last time East Los Angeles had won a championship was when Cain was the MVP player on the same field at Weingart Stadium (37 years prior).

Personal life[edit]

Cain is the uncle of The Black Eyed Peas rapper/singer/producer, will.i.am.
He is married to Lisa Gordon Cain, a humanitarian, and they have three children together - son Lynell Cain and daughters Desiree Jacobs and Ariyan Gant.
Cain was in an episode of Unsolved Mysteries airing in 1988 in search of his father Rogest Cain an elderly man who wandered away never to be heard from again.
The couple also have four grandchildren - Damon and Raven Cain, and David and Dawson Jacobs.[2]

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