Marshawn Lynch
Marshawn Lynch

Player Profile

High School:
Oakland Tech

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 217




Intended Major:
Social Welfare


109th Big Game

109th Big Game


Cal at Oregon State

Cal at Oregon State


Cal vs. Portland State

Cal vs. Portland State


Finished his career second all-time in rushing in Cal history and holds the school record with 17 100-yard rushing games ... notched 35 touchdowns in 35 career games ... one of the strongest running backs in the country with big-play ability ... bruising between the tackles and fast enough to take it outside.

2006: The Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year and a first team All-American by the American Football Coaches Association ... second-team All-American by Rivals.com ... rated as the No. 1 running back in the country by SI.com (10/26) ... 1,000 yard rusher for the second straight season, just the second Golden Bear to achieve that feat ... led the Pac-10 in rushing (104.3 yards per game), all-purpose yards (137.3 per game) and touchdowns (15) ... recorded 111 yards and a pair of touchdowns to earn Co-Offensive MVP honors in Cal's 45-10 victory over Texas A&M in the Holiday Bowl ... carried the Bears to victory against Washington with a late fourth-quarter touchdown and the game-winning score in overtime .. against the Huskies, rushed for 150 yards on 21 carries (7.1 yards per carry) and added four receptions for 53 yards ... rushed for a season-high 152 yards and a pair of touchdowns against Washington State ... scored two touchdowns against UCLA (a 24-yard reception and a four-yard rush) as he finished with 126 all-purpose yards ... caught two touchdown passes and rushed for another score against Oregon State as he finished with 106 rushing yards and 59 receiving yards ... had 124 rushing yards as well as a 23-yard touchdown reception against Arizona State ... scored a pair of touchdowns against Minnesota while running for 139 yards ... collected 109 all-purpose yards against USC, including 88 rushing yards ... 56-yard dash against Arizona was part of his 102 yards rushing for the game ... missed the entire second half of the Oregon game due to injury, but still finished with 50 yards on seven carries (7.1 yards per carry) ... against Portland State, had a career-long 71-yard touchdown run, finishing the game with 112 yards on six carries (18.7 yards per carry) ... had a team-high five receptions while rushing for 74 yards on just 12 carries (6.2 yards per carry) against Tennessee ... a preseason All-American by six different publications and listed on the Watch List for the Maxwell Award and the Walter Camp Award as the nation's top player.

2005: Ended the season seventh nationally with an average of 124.6 rushing yards per game ... was ninth in the country in all-purpose yards (164.2) ... honorable mention All-Pac-10 ... ranked third in rushing and in all-purpose yardage in the Pac-10 ... rushed for 1,246 yards in less than 10 full games ... posted seven 100-yard rushing games ... averaged 150.6 rushing yards over the last five games ... closed his sophomore season by running for 194 yards and three touchdowns in the bowl win over Brigham Young ... touchdown runs covered 3, 23 and 35 yards ... rushed for 189 yards and two touchdowns at Oregon, including a 52-yard touchdown run ... ran for 160 yards and a score against Washington State and 147 yards in his starting debut against Sacramento State ... tallied 123 yards in the Big Game win at Stanford and had 137 yards in three quarters of play against UCLA ... managed only five carries at Washington and missed all of the Illinois and New Mexico State games due to a hand and finger injury ... tossed a 21-yard touchdown pass against Oregon State ... took over kick-return duties midway through the season and averaged 20.8 yards on 12 tries, including 34-yarders in three straight games ... was No. 10 in the Pac-10 in kickoff returns ... entered the season ranked as the nation's No. 13 running back by The Sporting News, despite no career starts.

2004: Showed the nation why Rivals.com ranked him the No. 2 prep running back in the United States in 2003 ... named to freshman All-America second team by Rivals.com and was a third-team choice on The Sporting News' freshman team ... totaled 628 yards on 71 carries, averaging a Pac-10-best 8.8 yards per carry and 52.3 yards per game ... caught 19 passes for 147 yards ... in limited duty, still scored 10 touchdowns (8 rushing, 2 receiving) ... returned kickoffs for 372 yards, averaging 24.8 yards per attempt to rank 23rd nationally ... posted back-to-back 100-plus yard rushing games at Washington (121 yards, 2 TDs) and vs. Stanford (122 yards, 1 TD) ... while touching the football only 13 times on the afternoon, accounted for 201 all-purpose yards against the Huskies in Seattle, scoring three touchdowns and adding 51 yards on two kickoff returns to his 121-yard rushing effort, plus a 29-yard reception ... made collegiate debut at Air Force, rushing seven times for 92 yards and a touchdown in season-opener ... longest run came at Washington, a 70-yard effort into the end zone ... had a spectacular 55-yard touchdown run vs. Stanford ... other long scampers included a 43-yard scoring dash at Air Force, a 42-yard sprint vs. UCLA and a 32-yard jaunt vs. Arizona State ... caught two touchdown passes, a 27-yard reception vs. UCLA and a 29-yard grab at Washington ... returned a kickoff 69 yards at Oregon State ... demonstrated accurate throwing arm vs. Stanford, completing a halfback pass to Burl Toler for 20 yards and a touchdown ... also completed a 14-yard pass to Robert Jordan at Washington.

High School: A PrepStar and SuperPrep All-American and the San Francisco Chronicle's East Bay Player of the Year ... rushed for 1,722 yards and caught 17 passes in eight regular season games in 2003 ... sprung loose for an additional 375 yards rushing and 115 yards receiving (on seven catches) in two postseason games, including in Tech's 55-47 upset over Skyline HS in the Silver Bowl in which he rushed for 233 yards and scored six touchdowns ... scored 33 total touchdowns in final season, including 10 in the playoffs ... tallied 53 touchdowns over his last two seasons ... ranked the No. 3 overall player in Northern California by NorCalPreps.com his senior year ... Rivals.com ranked him the 10th-best running back in the nation and the ninth-best overall player on its Super West 60 list ... rated the No. 1 running back on the West Coast by StudentSports ... SuperPrep.com tabbed him No.16 among running backs nationally and the No. 8 overall player in California ... member of the Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team ... rushed for 1,320 yards, caught 23 passes and scored 20 TDs as a junior at Oakland Tech ... a three-time all-league first team selection.

Personal: Cousin Robert Jordan is a Golden Bear wide receiver ... mother is Delisa Lynch ... 13-year old brother Davonte is a Pop Warner standout in Oakland ... born April 22, 1986 ... intended social welfare major.

Lynch's Career Rushing Stats

Year G-GS No. Yds. Yds/C TD Long
2004 12-0 71 628 8.8 8 70
2005 10-9 196 1,246 6.4 10 52
2006 13-11 223 1,356 6.1 11 71
Totals 35-20 490 3,230 6.6 29 71

Lynch's Career Receiving Stats

Year G-GS Rec. Yds. Yds/R TD Long
2004 12-0 19 147 7.7 2 29
2005 10-9 15 125 8.3 0 25
2006 13-11 34 328 9.6 4 28
Totals 35-20 68 600 8.8 6 29

Lynch's Career Kick Return Stats

Year G-GS Ret. Yds. Yds/R TD Long
2004 12-0 15 372 24.8 0 69
2005 10-9 13 271 20.8 0 34
2006 13-11 18 372 20.7 0 34
Totals 35-20 33 744 22.5 0 69
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