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Seahawks Sign Marshawn Lynch to Extension

Seahawks sign running back Marshawn Lynch to a two-year extension through the 2017 season.


Renton, Wash. – The Seattle Seahawks have signed running back Marshawn Lynch to a two-year extension through the 2017 season, the club announced today.

Since joining Seattle on October 5, 2010 in a trade with the Buffalo Bills, he has played in 75 games with 71 starts in the regular season, rushing 1,346 times for 5,930 yards and 54 touchdowns. Lynch has also played in 10 postseason games with eight starts, rushing 187 times for 917 yards and nine touchdowns with Seattle.

Since 2011, he leads the NFL in the following categories: rushing yards (5,357), total touchdowns (56), rushing touchdowns (48), 100-yard games (24), and is the only player to rush for more than 1,000 yards and record 10 rushing touchdowns in each season since 2011.

Lynch has earned four consecutive Pro Bowl berths with Seattle and has been voted a two-time All-Pro (first-team in 2012, second-team in 2014). He ranks fourth in franchise history in rushing attempts (1,346) and rushing yards (5,930), third in rushing touchdowns (54) and tied for third in total touchdowns (62).

He has averaged 1,339 rushing yards since 2011 and needs 1,305 yards to become the 30th player in NFL history to reach the 10,000-yard plateau. Lynch has rushed 2,033 times for 8,695 yards and 71 touchdowns in 120 games with 108 starts. He has added 239 receptions for 1,899 yards and nine touchdowns in his career.

In 2014, he ranked tied for first in the NFL in rushing touchdowns (career-high 13), first in non-kicker scoring (102), fourth in rushing (1,306), fifth in first downs (81) and fifth in most yards from scrimmage (1,673). He tied the franchise record and set a career-high with four rushing touchdowns vs. N.Y. Giants (11/9/14) and his career-long 79-yard touchdown run at Arizona (12/21/14) ranks as the fourth-longest in franchise history.

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