He has piled up the yardage by finding the seams on play-action passes and being ready to turn the corner on option pitches and tosses, capitalizing upon teammates’ blocks, play fakes and on-target deliveries.
“Just happy for Clinton,” coach Paul Johnson said. “He’s been a good player and been consistent. If there’s one guy that always seems to be around big plays, it’s Clinton. He just has a knack for being in the right spot at the right time, and when he’s there, he usually makes a play.”
Earning a permanent spot in Tech football history was a bit too much to process Saturday. It’s no small accomplishment for a player who was a two-star prospect out of Norcross High and received his Tech scholarship offer only the day before signing day in 2014.
“I’m really just in awe about that, (that) I’m the first one to do it,” Lynch said. “It still hasn’t really hit me yet. It’s kind of weird. I’m just taking in the moment as best as I can.”
Lynch might have had time to consider his accomplishment with a meal worthy of a history maker.
His post-game plans?
“I’ll probably go get some wings or something from JR Crickets,” he said, offering some free publicity to a wings spot near campus.
Perhaps even fortysomething.