San Francisco 49ers: #59

Position: Defensive End / Linebacker

Team: San Francisco 49ers

Experience: 4th season with 49ers

Weight: 270

Height: 6’6


Career Highlights


  • Appeared in 7 games (3 starts) and recorded 12 tackles and 1.5 sacks.
  • Took down Buccaneers QB Jameis Winston for a 4-yd. loss vs. TB (10/23), marking his first sack of the season.
  • Combined with DL Ronald Blair to sack QB Bryce Petty vs. NYJ (12/11).
  • Part of a 49ers defense that allowed 177 net yds. (99 rush, 78 pass) at LAR (12/24), the fewest given up by the 49ers defense in a single game since 11/19/12 vs. Chi. (143; 85 rush, 58 pass).



    • Played in 14 games (13 starts) and set career-highs with 46 tackles and 6.5 sacks.
    • Registered a sack of Vikings QB Teddy Bridgewater, the seventh of his career, on fourth down late in the 4th qtr. to seal the victory vs. Min. (9/14).
    • Recorded the first multi-sack game of his career vs. GB (10/4/15), taking down Packers QB Aaron Rodgers twice for a total of 15-yds.


    • Played in 16 games (3 starts) and registered 23 tackles, 6.0 sacks and 4 PDs. His 6.0 sacks on the season ranked 3rd in the NFL among rookies [StL DT Aaron Donald – 8.0; Ind. LB Jonathan New- some – 6.5].
    • On the first series of the game vs. Chi. (9/14), blocked a punt by Bears P Patrick O’Donnell, giving the 49ers the ball at the Bears 8-yd. line. The blocked punt led to a 3-yd. TD pass from QB Colin Kaepernick to WR Michael Crabtree.
    • Registered his first career sack at Den. (10/19), dropping Broncos QB Peyton Manning for a 7-yd. loss.


Played in 24 games (16 starts) and totaled 63 tackles, 11.5 sacks, 1 FF, 1 FR, 19.5 TFLs and 3 PDs during his collegiate career. In 2013 at the University of South Florida, earned First-Team All-AAC honors after playing in 12 games (10 starts), and recording 30 tackles, a team-leading 6.0 sacks and 12.5 TFLs, 1 FR and 1 PD. In 2012, red- shirted after transferring from Notre Dame. As a true freshman for the Irish, earned Freshman First-Team All-America honors by the Football Writers Association of America. Played in 12 games (6 starts), and totaled 33 tackles, 5.5 sacks, 1 FF, 7 TFLs and 2 PDs.


  • Attended Island Coast (Cape Coral, FL) HS where he was selected to first-team all-state, Florida Times-Union Super 75 squad, Flori- da Athletic Coaches Association Division 16 team and Fort Myers News-Press All-Area.
  • Ranked as the 3rd best DE and 15th best prospect overall in the ESPN 150 rankings while at Island Coast HS.
  • Majored in interdisciplinary social science.
  • Married to Gabriela Lynch. The two have one son, Messiah Na- thaniel Lynch, and are expecting a boy, Samson John Lynch.
  • Born Aaron N. Lynch (2/8/93) in Cape Coral, FL.


  • Lynch draws his passion for the game from his mother, who had a much more difficult task than competing in football. “She was a single mom for 20 years. I learned a lot of morals and values from my mother.” As the oldest of three children, Lynch was forced to grow up quickly.
  • During the 2013 offseason, Lynch volunteered at a local PetSmart in an effort to promote pet adoption. While working, L ynch was assigned a pit bull-bulldog mix as his first dog to assist with adoption. He created such a bond with the puppy, that Lynch himself decided to bring “King” home with him.

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