Dick Lynch, the great New York Giants defensive back and long time Giants' radio analyst, has passed away at age 72. Lynch was under treatment for Leukemia.
After one season with the Washington Redskins, Lynch became a fixture in the Giants' defensive backfield, intercepting 37 passes in his career. He also had an illustrious career at Notre Dame, where his interception return for a touchdown helped snapped Oklahoma's record 47-game winning streak in 1957.
Lynch retired after the 1966 season and joined the Giants' radio booth in 1968. You could hear the enthusiasm in his voice when the Giants won and the disappointment, which last many years, when the team did poorly. And of course, he was known to light a big old cigar in the booth.
Rest in Peace, Dick Lynch.