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Paxton Lynch featured on Sports Illustrated cover

(Source: Sports Illustrated) (Source: Sports Illustrated)
DENVER, CO (WMC) -

A former University of Memphis star football player is being honored with a coveted cover story.

Paxton Lynch made this week's cover of Sports Illustrated magazine, with a profile headlined as "The Successor."

The former Tigers quarterback was picked 26th overall to go to the Broncos, who lost future Hall of Fame quarterback Payton Manning to retirement.

Lynch and the Broncos open the preseason against the Bears on August 11, and start the regular season by hosting the Panthers on September 8.

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