John Lynch and Solomon Thomas were classmates at Stanford


The first time San Francisco General Manager John Lynch and Stanford defensive lineman Solomon Thomas met, neither could have predicted the future they’d have together.

Although Thomas met several NFL general managers during the run-up to the draft, he met Lynch when he was a freshman at Stanford, and the two of them took a class together: Lynch hadn’t finished his degree when he left Stanford for the NFL in 1993, and he decided to go back and get it in 2014.

The class they took together was Management Science and Engineering, and they worked together on a project about how the Washington NFL team should go about deciding whether to change its name.

He was on top of all the stuff, coming back as an older person, compared to us young people,” Thomas said of Lynch, according to Jenny Vrentas of “He was on top of discipline, very studious and diligent.”

Thomas apparently made a good impression on Lynch.

24 responses to “John Lynch and Solomon Thomas were classmates at Stanford

  1. the washington football team’s name has already been decided and it’s the Redskins.

  2. As a Seahawk fan, I can’t help but like Lynch. Hopefully he can bring the intensity back to the rivalry

  3. This just in:

    Every NFL team now offer degree programs for scouts at all Power conference schools.

    The NFL is a copycat league….

  4. Yes, they “fleeced” the Bears of those oh-so-premium 3rd and 4th round picks, they might even get a special teamer or two out of it -Instant championship!

  5. Actually, by all the draft pick value charts, the Bears made out in the trade.

    If the 49ers made the same trade in 2005 and the other team selected Aaron Rodgers at #1 overall, all the fans would have been screaming “fleeced” as well. We all know how that worked out for SF.

  6. Lol there is the problem with California schools. A science and engineering class has kids do a project on if the redskins should change their name. Lol

  7. charger383 says:
    May 1, 2017 8:25 PM

    A school like Stanford would give an anti redskins project


    Yeah you know, only one of the top 5 universities in the world. Real diploma mill.

  8. They also worked on a Chemistry project together about why females need to be hired to become coaches in the NFL.

  9. I am, in no way, surprised that you think that kamthechancellor. Let’s just ignore the fact that Thomas’ stats are significantly better than McDowell’s. Just one stat alone says it all. Thomas 12 sacks/2 seasons. McDowell 7.5 sacks/3 seasons. Among others. You and number1hawkfan should hang out in your mom’s basement and talk about how cool the Seahawks are.

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