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John Lynch To Announce Retirement

Former Denver Broncos safety John Lynch, who was named to the Pro Bowl during each of his four seasons (2004-07) in Denver, will announce his retirement on Monday at a 3 p.m. EST press conference at One Buccaneer Place in Tampa, Fla.
Lynch also will do a conference call with the Denver media on Monday at 2 p.m. MST in the Broncos' media room.

Selected by the Buccaneers in the third round of the 1993 NFL Draft from Stanford University, Lynch played his first 11 years with Tampa Bay before signing with the Broncos as a free agent on March 23, 2004. His nine Pro Bowl selections at the safety position during his 15-year NFL career rank second in league history, trailing only Pro Football Hall of Famer Ken Houston (10).

A four-time Associated Press All-Pro selection, Lynch was a key member of Tampa Bay's 2002 team that won Super Bowl XXXVII. He started all 12 career postseason games played and appeared in three conference championship games, including the AFC Championship Game with the Broncos during the 2005 campaign.

In 224 career regular-season games (191 starts), Lynch totaled 1,277 tackles (789 solo), 26 interceptions (204 yds.), 13 sacks (109 yds.), 100 pass breakups, 16 forced fumbles and eight fumble recoveries.

Off the field, Lynch and his wife Linda formed the John Lynch Foundation in 2000 with a mission to develop quality young leaders through its programs. These include the John Lynch Star of the Month, Lynch Family Legacy Scholarships, John Lynch Salutes the Stars and the John Lynch Celebrity Golf Classic.