This year marks the 10th Annual Tampa Bay High School Football Combine, presented by the Tampa Bay Sports Commission. With so many exceptional student-athletes in attendance, we'd like to provide the opportunity to get to know the players a little before they hit the field at this year's combine.
Bronson Lynch, 5'9", 215lbs.
Class of 2015, Linebacker, Osceola Fundamental High School, FL
Q: "What do you think distinguishes you from every other player in the nation?"
A: "I have the ability to not only lead the team, but make decisions to help put myself in the best position to make a play. I like being very vocal and I always know my assignment."
Q: "What do you hope to gain out of your participation in the Tampa Bay High School Football Combine?"
A: "I hope to produce well and get a little more exposure. I want to come out as one of the top athletes. I want to show people size doesn't matter, and I have the skill and heart to make it at the next level."
Q: "What are your strengths? What do you need to improve on?"
A: "My strengths include being smart and recognizing offensive schemes. I am also strong and pretty quick. I have great leadership skills as well. I would like to improve on my agility; moving from side to side and being able to move my hips would help me much more."
Q: "What extracurricular or community involvement activities do you participate in? What are your hobbies outside of football?"
A: "I like to volunteer. I enjoy volunteering during the summer at Walter Fuller Recreation Center. I am in the National Honor Society, and I also plan on going to Boys State. I work at Winn Dixie and I love shoes."
Q: "Which player, if any, do you model your game after or often get compared to by your teammates on the field?"
A: "Many people compare me to Clay Mathews. He's smart, and he always stands out and makes plays. I also like Arian Foster, he's very intelligent as well. I really like the way both players carry themselves; all their humbleness."
Q: "How have you evolved over the years as a player?"
A: "I have gotten much quicker; despite tearing my Achilles during Spring last year. I managed to rehab quick, and I really have gotten stronger. I've become more flexible too, I've enjoyed 1-on-1s with my teammates to help out my coverage, and that has improved greatly."
Q: "What is your proudest moment in football?"
A: "My proudest moment in football would be making the Varsity team as a freshman. It really made all the hard work pay off."
Q: "What is your proudest moment off the field?"
A: "My proudest moment off the field would have to be just staying out of trouble and not getting caught up in all the bad things that go on in life."
Q: "What celebrity would play you in the movie version of your life and why?"
A: "I haven't really thought of this one, but maybe Will Smith? I really don't know, he's funny but at the same time a very dedicated person and he's always doing his own things, what he likes to do."
Q: "What TV show marathon will keep you on the couch all day?"
A: "Spongebob Squarepants, hands down, because it just never gets old to me. It brings out the kid in me and I can never be upset watching Spongebob. Maybe SportsCenter if they don't play reruns all day."
Q: "Who/what has been the biggest influence on football in your life? How so?"
A: "My dad. He's really pushed me to keep driving myself, and he always knows what's best. I can go on and on but the biggest thing to me is that he's not only my biggest critic and my biggest advisor, he's my hero."
Q: "What honors or awards have you received (both athletic and non-athletic)?"
A: "Varsity letter, Deans List, Honor Roll, GPA Award, Most Valuable Linebacker, Perfect Attendance, and NHS member."
Q: "What is your favorite movie?"
A: "I don't have a favorite movie, too many good ones. Pulp Fiction, The Breakfast Club, Flight, Invincible, The Book of Eli. I can go on all day, I just would never be able to pick a favorite movie."
Q: "What is your favorite web site?"
A: "Kicksonfire.com -- I'm on there anytime I'm not doing homework."
Q: "What is your favorite food?"
A: "Pulled pork"
Q: "What college interest have you received?"
A: "Sewanee University of the South"
Q: "What are your statistics from your previous season?"
A: "9 carries for 59 yards, 2 catches for 12 yards, 90 tackles, 3 fumble recoveries, 4 forced fumbles"