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Lynch Named To AFL All-Rookie Team

June 27, 2007 - Arena Football League (1987-2008) (AFL I) - New Orleans VooDoo News Release

New Orleans VooDoo FB James Lynch was named to the Arena Football League's 2007 All-Rookie team, it was announced by the league today.

Lynch, (5-11, 276, Maryland) completed his first AFL season after spending parts of the 2003 and 2004 seasons in the NFL. Lynch was a steady contributor at the fullback position both in the running and passing game as well as in pass protection.

Lynch appeared in 13 games with 12 starts and rushed 26 times for 47 yards with five touchdowns. He led all AFL rookie fullbacks with five scores, proving to be a solid short yardage option. He was also a solid option in the passing game out of the backfield, recording nine receptions for 109 yards with one touchdown. In limited action on defense and special teams, Lynch made 7.5 tackles (seven solo). While his contributions as a pass protector did not show up in the stat sheet, Lynch played a crucial role in that capacity as the VooDoo set a franchise record with 4,880 total net yards.

Below is a list of the entire 2007 AFL All-Rookie Team:


Quarterback Brett Dietz Tampa Bay

Fullback James Lynch New Orleans

Center Will Rabatin Columbus

Offensive Lineman Phil Bogle Philadelphia

Offensive Lineman Martin Bibla Philadelphia

Wide Receiver Charles Frederick Kansas City

Wide Receiver Trandon Harvey Arizona

Wide Receiver Kenny Higgins Nashville

Defensive Lineman Bryan Save Philadelphia

Defensive Lineman John Nix New York

Defensive Lineman Rob Schroeder Austin

Mack Linebacker Lance Mitchell Orlando

Jack Linebacker Steve Watson San Jose

Defensive Back Bobby Keyes Dallas

Defensive Back Rayshun Reed Orlando

Defensive Back Keyou Craver Arizona

Kicker A.J. Haglund San Jose

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