1962 LCC Football

(7-21-22) Jim Lynch who attended Lima Central Catholic High School in and is a member of their Athletic Hall of Fame passed away today at the age of 76. A 1963 grad he was a third-team Class AA All-Ohio selection at Lima Central Catholic in 1962, he also led the Catholic Students Mission Crusade, performed in the senior class play, “The Music Man,” and dabbled in poetry.

His wife Georgia (Quatman) Lynch is also an LCC graduate. They have three children – daughters Megan and Kara and a son Jake and nine grandchildren.

Thanks to Notre Dame Athletics–

Jim Lynch, a 1966 National Champion, Maxwell Award Winner and College Football Hall of Famer has passed away at the age of 76. 

Lynch was the captain of the 1966 national championship team and a consensus first-team All-American as a senior with the Fighting Irish. He led the ‘66 Irish with 106 tackles and earned the Maxwell Award as the nation’s most outstanding college football player.  He also was an Academic All-American and earned a postgraduate scholarship from the National Football Foundation. 

Hall of Fame coach Ara Parseghian once said about his team captain. 

“I am often asked who was the best player to coach and Jim Lynch always comes to mind.”

“He was All-America in every sense – talented, hard-nosed, and honest.”

The anchor of two Notre Dame defenses (1965 and 1966) that rank among the most dominating in program history, Lynch would move on to play 11 years in the National Football League for the Kansas City Chiefs helping them to a Super Bowl championship in 1969. 

Jim Lynch: Things I Know

Lynch was named to the Kansas City Chiefs Hall of Fame in 1990 and the College Football Hall of Fame in 1992.