BERLIN -Jack Lynch always wanted to play Division I football and Monday morning, the former Berlin quarterback took the first steps to make that happen.
In front of his family and friends, Lynch signed his letter of intent to play football at Fordham University next season.
“I’m so thankful for the constant support from my friends, family and coaches over these past four years, particularly this past year,” Lynch said. “I never thought I would get an opportunity like this after my injury. Fordham is a great academic school and I really like the coaching staff. I think the school is a great fit for me.”
Lynch was the starting quarterback for the Redcoats as a sophomore and a junior before suffering a torn ACL in a spring football game in 2016. The injury caused him to miss his entire senior season and put his future with the sport in doubt.
"Going to Fordham is a great opportunity for Jack. It was a very difficult year with the injury and losing one of his close friends,” Jack’s father Mike said. “I’m very excited to watch him play college football.”
After rehabbing the injury though, Lynch returned to competition during the winter season where he played on the basketball team. With each game he got more comfortable with his surgically-repaired leg and was able to prove that he was fully healthy.
“I’m incredibly proud of Jack,” Berlin head football coach Joe Aresimowicz said. “Getting injured right before his senior year was a devastating blow to him as a player and the entire team. Being able to persevere after his torn ACL is a testament to the strength and determination Jack has. He was a true leader for our team, on and off the field. I know he will do great things at Fordham.”