Belle Vernon FB/LB Spencer Lynn will continue football career at Cal U.
Written by: Josh Funk on Friday, May 21st, 2010
One of Belle Vernon Area’s defensive leaders for the last couple of football seasons will continue his football career at the Division-II level.
Spencer Lynn, a 6’1, 220-pound fullback/linebacker, will play collegiate football for California University of Pennsylvania in the fall. Cal U. is a Division-II school with a pretty successful football programs in the PSAC-West Conference. Lynn signed a letter of intent to play for Cal U. on National Signing Day, back on Feb. 3.
Lynn had received written offers from Albany, Duquesne, Seton Hill and West Virginia Wesleyan and verbal offers from West Liberty State, Lock Haven and Mercyhurst in addition to Cal U. Lynn had received interest during his recruiting experience from some Division-1 programs, like Akron, Michigan State, Buffalo, Toledo and Syracuse, according to his profile on Rivals.com. None of those programs had extended the BVA athlete a scholarship offer.
As a junior, Lynn terrorized WPIAL opponents, racking up 119 tackles (61 solo, 11 for loss), six sacks and two fumble recoveries, according to Rivals. Lynn averaged nearly 12 tackles per game that season. Belle Vernon did not qualify for the playoffs in 2008 (the Leopards were 4-6 overall), but did end the season with a 20-0 shutout of City League representative Oliver.
As a senior, Lynn continued his defensive dominance, tallying 103 tackles (11 for loss), seven sacks, four fumble recoveries, an interception and a blocked field goal, Lynn was a part of a Leopard team that finished 5-5 overall, reached the WPIAL “AAA” playoffs and allowed an average of 16.7 points per game, holding three opponents to nine points or less in a game with one shutout.
It should be noted that Belle Vernon halved its amount of points per game allowed from 2008 (32.3 ppg.) to 2009 (16.7).
During his career at Belle Vernon, Lynn was a two-time all-Big 7 Conference team rep., a two-year varsity captain and the Leopard’s 2009 defensive MVP. He was also recognized on the Pennsylvania Football News’ Academic All-state team.
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