Traded by Buffalo to Seattle for a 2011 fourth-round draft choice and an undisclosed 2012 choice on October 5, 2010. Re-signed to a multi-year contract in 2012.
NFL CAREER HIGHLIGHTS:
• Originally drafted by Buffalo with the 12th overall selection in the 2007 NFL Draft.
• Earned third-career trip to the Pro Bowl in 2012 and named first-team AP All-Pro for first time in career.
• Had a career-year in 2012. Set career-highs in carries (315, 5th NFL), yards (1,590, 3rd NFL), average gain (5.0, 4th NFL), 100-yard games (10, T1st NFL) and total yards from scrimmage (1,786, 4th NFL) to go with 12 total touchdowns (T7th NFL with 11 rush, 1 rec.). Became just the third Seattle player to eclipse 1,500 yards (Chris Warren, Shaun Alexander).
• Set career-long gain with a 77-yard touchdown run at Detroit (10/28/12), tying for the fourth-longest in club history and longest since Shaun Alexander's 88-yarder in 2005.
• Holds three of the top-5 highest yards per carry averages in franchise history, with each entry coming in 2012. Ranks first with an 11.64 average on 11 carries for a season-high 128 yards vs. Arizona (12/9/12). Also holds the second (11.30) and fourth-highest averages (8.75).
• Tied (Shaun Alexander) postseason franchise mark with 132 yards on 20 carries and one touchdown at Washington (1/6/13) in the NFC Wild Card Game.
• In 2011, had 1,204 yards and set career-high in rushing touchdowns (12) with one receiving score for a career-high 13 total. Set a club record with at least one touchdown in 11- straight games, breaking Shaun Alexander's 2005 record of nine. Became Seattle's first 1,000-yard rusher since Shaun Alexander set a club-record with 1,880 in 2005.
• Set career-high with 32 rushes for 109 yards and a touchdown vs. Baltimore's (11/13/11) third-ranked run defense. Also tied a career high with 58 receiving yards.
• Set a career-high with three rushing touchdowns vs. Carolina (12/5/10) on 21 carries for 83 yards. It was the first time a Seahawks player had three rushing scores since Shaun Alexander scored three vs. St. Louis (11/13/05). Tied that mark with three scores vs. Arizona (12/9/12).
• Rushed for 107 yards on 21 carries and a touchdown vs. the 49ers (12/24/11). First runner to eclipse 100 yards vs. the 49ers since November 2009 (36 games) and the first player to rush for a touchdown vs. the 49ers in 15 games dating to 2010.
• Played in 45 games with 37 starts for Buffalo, leaving the team as its 10th all-time leading rusher (2,765) and ninth all-time in rushing attempts (687).
• Became the fastest Bills running back to reach 1,500 yards (19 games) and joined Joe Cribbs and Willis McGahee as the only Bills running backs to reach 1,000 yards in each of their first two seasons.
• Rushed for 1,115 yards on 280 attempts during rookie season and followed that up with 1,036 yards on 250 carries and eight touchdowns in 2008, where he was selected to the Pro Bowl as an injury replacement for Tennessee's Chris Johnson.
2012, NFC Pro Bowl; AP First-Team All-Pro, Pro Football Weekly All-NFL Team. 2011, NFC Pro Bowl Selection. 2008, AFC Pro Bowl Selection. 2007, Pro Football Weekly/Pro - fes sional Foot ball Writers of America All- Rookie Team Selection; NFL.com Gil Brandt's All-Rookie Team Selec tion; Diet Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Week Winner (week 7 and week 10).
Became the fourth player in Cal history to rush for more than 3,000 yards and ranked second in school history with 3,230 yards, first with the most 100-yard rushing games (17) and eighth on the scoring list (210 points) at the time of his departure. Only the second player in school history to gain more than 1,000 yards in consecutive seasons (2005 – 1,246; 2006 – 1,356). Became the fourth player in school history to amass more than 4,000 all-purpose yards. In 2006, was named Pac-10 Offensive Player of the Year and All-Pac 10 Conference first team. Was an All-American first team selection by The NFL Draft Report and the American Football Coaches Association. Received the Bear Backer Award as the team's Most Valuable Player. Led the conference in both rushing (104.3 ypg) and allpurpose yardage (137.3 ypg).
Attended Oakland Technical High School. Cousin Josh Johnson was drafted in fifth round (160th overall) by the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in 2008; cousin Robert Jordan was signed by the San Francisco 49ers as an undrafted free agent in 2008; cousin Virdell Larkins played defensive back at Idaho. Son of Delisa Lynch. Has one brother, Davonte.