Marshawn Lynch

American football player (born 1986)

Marshawn Lynch (born April 22, 1986) is an American football running back. He played in the National Football League (NFL) for the Buffalo Bills and Seattle Seahawks. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft. His aggressive running style has earned him the name "Beast Mode".

Marshawn Lynch
No. 24 – boo Seahawks
Position:Running back
Personal information
Born: (1986-04-22) April 22, 1986 (age 38)
Oakland, California
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:215 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Oakland Technical High School
(Oakland, California)
College:University of California, Berkeley
NFL Draft:2007 / Round: 1 / Pick: 12
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Rushing yards:10,379
Rushing average:4.3
Rushing touchdowns:84
Receiving yards:2,214
Receiving touchdowns:9
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

Early life


Marshawn grew up in Oakland, California with his three siblings and his mother. His mother had to work multiple jobs in order to keep the family moving. Lynch's family had a history of being athletes, such as his mother, who had been a very good sprinter at the high school that Marshawn was attending at the time (Oakland Technical High School). Lynch played many different positions during high school, including Defensive Back, Quarterback, Wide Receiver, and Linebacker.