Round Rock Man Leaves Baylor for the 2020 NFL Draft

Former Round Rock High School football star and Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year, James Lynch, announced Monday that he would be leaving Baylor University early for the 2020 NFL Draft.

In a tweet, Lynch announced:

After much prayer and discussing my future with my family and coaches, I have decided to chase my next dream and that is playing in the National Football League.

Choosing Baylor was the best decision of my life. Receiving an education and playing football at this great university are easily some of my biggest blessings.

My brothers and I poured out heart and soul into Baylor football as we transformed this program into the toughest, most competitive and hardest working team in the country.  I am so proud of what we accomplished, going from 1-11 to 11-3 in three seasons. I am forever honored to be a part of this program.

James Lynch on Twitter

Lynch leaves a year of eligibility at Baylor to pursue a career in the NFL. A 2017 graduate of Round Rock High School, Lynch was a two-time district defensive lineman of the year at the school.

A two-time first-team All-Big 12 selection, Lynch led the conference in sacks and was second in tackles for loss.  Following the 2019 regular season, the 6-4, 295-pound lineman was named as the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Year.  In 2017, he earned Freshman All-American honors.

We are so excited for this hometown young man and can’t wait to see what the next chapter has in store for him. Best Wishes James!

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