|Alma mater||University of Georgia|
Arthur Lynch is a former National Football League (NFL) player, United States Army veteran, and finance sector professional.
Lynch graduated from the University of Georgia (UGA) in 2013. He majored in history with a minor in political science. While at UGA, he made Dean’s List, Athletic Director’s Honor Roll, and Academic All-SEC, and earned the Billy Payne Achievement Award, which goes to any player with a minimum 3.0 GPA cumulative GPA throughout their career. Arthur was also a student-athlete liaison, campaign assistant for the student government association, and a member of the Gridiron Secret Society; universally recognized as the highest honor a student can receive at the University of Georgia.
He was a 4-year letter winner for the Georgia Bulldogs football team earning All-SEC Honors was elected offensive team captain by his peers during his senior season. He was a part of the 2011 and 2012 teams that won the SEC East and played in back-to-back SEC Championship Games.
While in the NFL, he was one of two first-year players accepted into the NFL Business Management & Entrepreneurial Program at Aresty Institute of Executive Education. He completed the program through the University of Pennsylvania's Wharton School of Business.
Arthur Lynch was drafted in the 5th round of the 2014 NFL Draft with the 155th overall pick by the Miami Dolphins. During his NFL career, he played as a tight end for the Miami Dolphins, New York Jets, Denver Broncos, and Atlanta Falcons. He retired in early 2017 after multiple back injuries and subsequent surgeries.
Following his NFL career, Lynch began the US Armed Forces enlistment process. Due to his medical history, he was denied four separate times for a medical waiver despite congressional letters of support from Senator Elizabeth Warren and Congressman Bill Keating. In 2018, following multiple rejections from both the United States Marines Corps and US Army, he was accepted into the United States Army Officer Candidate School. He was commissioned in 2019 and branched into the infantry.
Lynch currently works in the healthcare sector.
Arthur Lynch volunteers with Special Olympics in his spare time. In 2021, he completed the New York City Marathon, running on behalf of Haymakers for Hope. He also contributes to philanthropic organizations such as the Pete Frates Foundation.
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