-- Jacksonville University’s senior kicker Dylan Lynch
has been named one of 10 finalists for the 2013 Fred Mitchell Award, which is provided to the Football Championship Subdivision, Division II, Division III, NAIA or NJCAA place-kicker that excels on the football field and in the community
The place-kicker chosen for this Award will be announced on December 18, and will be honored on February 17, 2014 at the National Football Foundation Chicago Chapter Awards Ceremony at Halas Hall in suburban Chicago. Details about the Award and the Blue-Ribbon Selection Committee are provided at www.fredmitchellaward.com
Lynch is one of only three Football Championship Series place-kickers to be named a finalist amongst the 34 student-athletes nationwide nominated.
The senior from Jacksonville, Fla. earned a spot on the list after leading the PFL in scoring with 8.5 points per game which also ranked 21st nationally and fourth amongst placekickers. On the season he set a school record with 94 total points connecting on 11 of 19 FG’s and 61 of 61 PAT’s. Lynch ended his career making 92 of 94 PATs attempts, including 64 straight.
Away from the field, he spent five weeks this summer working a camp in Ocala, FL run by the Young Life Christian Association for middle school high school and special needs children. Lynch also did volunteer work at a Lifeguards Without Borders Water Safety Camp run by the American Red Cross and the Police Athletic League of Jacksonville at a Jacksonville Beach event that taught ocean safety and how to surf for at risk children from the Community Connections Summer Camp.
During the course of the 2013 season Lynch was named the Sports Network National Special Teams Player of the Week on September 23 and the PFL Special Teams Player of the Week on September 22 and September 29.
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