Lynn to continue football career at Westminster College

By: Griffin Anderson, Contributing Writer

Sam Lynn, a senior at Centralia High School, has signed to continue his academic and athletic career at Westminster College in Fulton, Missouri. He is the son of Chris and Christina Lynn. Lynn will be a football player and a member of the choir at Westminster College. 

Lynn said there were a few aspects that attracted him to play at Westminster. 

“I loved their gym and the atmosphere of their team. I think I will fit in nicely with their team,” said Lynn. 

He also noted that two people at Westminster, Hunter King and Coach Silvers, influenced him as he made his final decision about where to attend college. King, a 2020 CHS graduate, is currently playing football at Westminster as well. Coach Silvers is the football coach. 

Lynn also said his mom, dad and sibling Mackenzie have encouraged him along this journey. His girlfriend and grandma have also supported him throughout his football career. 

Lynn has been playing football since he was in third grade. He has had numerous successes throughout his high school career. During his sophomore year, he received the Academic All-Conference award. As a junior, he received Academic All-Conference, 2nd Team All-Conference offensive line and 2nd team All-District offensive line. This past season, Lynn received Academic All-Conference, 1st Team All-Conference offensive line, 1st team All-District offensive line and Academic All-State. He was also named to the KRES All-Star team.


Although he has not confirmed a final career path, Lynn has different avenues he is exploring. 

“I plan on doing a self-designed course that looks into sports medicine, public health and/or chiropractic medicine. I would like to become either a physical therapist or a chiropractor,” said Lynn. 

Many coaches have influenced Lynn along the way. He said he would like to thank Coach Jim Newsted, Coach Tyler Forsee and Coach Nathan Farnsworth for an awesome four years of high school football. His goals for his collegiate career include getting stronger and faster and doing his part to make the Westminster team better.

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