The Indianapolis Colts have released former Appalachian State All-America and seven year veteran, Corey Lynch on Friday.




Lynch, who was selected by the Cincinnati Bengals in the sixth round (177th pick) of the National Football League Draft in 2008, was playing with his fifth team. Lynch has played with Cincinnati, Tampa Bay, San Diego, the Colts and Tennessee.


Lynch split time between Tennessee and Indianapolis last fall. He's played in 76 career games with 123 tackles, 94 solo stops, five interceptions and he's defended 15 passes. Lynch was place on injuried reserve after he was injuried during organized team activities before his release.


During his days at App State, Lynch helped the Mountaineers win three back-to-back national championships in 2005, 2006 and 2007 . He is a three-time All-American and is perhaps best known for blocking Jason Gingell's field goal attempt in the waning seconds of Appalachian State's 2007 game against Michigan, in which the FCS Mountaineers upset the No. 5 nationally ranked Michigan Wolverines on September 1, 2007.


He currently holds the NCAA FCS record for passes defended at 52 (28 pass deflections, 24 interceptions) and finished his collegiate level play with 358 career tackles.



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