Former Georgia tight end Arthur Lynch announced Friday he was accepted into the United States Army Officer Candidacy School.
Lynch played at Georgia under former coach Mark Richt from 2009-2013.
“Two years, three Congressional letters, four denied medical waivers later and I’ve finally been accepted into the United States Army Officer Candidacy School,” Lynch wrote in his announcement on Twitter. “Persistence pays off. Excited for the opportunity to serve during the next chapter in life.”
After his four seasons at Georgia, Lynch was drafted in the fifth round of the 2014 NFL Draft by the Miami Dolphins, but was waived in September 2015. Lynch pursued a spot on an NFL roster until 2016, serving stints with the New York Jets, Denver Broncos and Atlanta Falcons.