Paxton Lynch returns to Memphis for graduation at U of M - WMC Action News 5 - Memphis, Tennessee

Paxton Lynch returns to Memphis for graduation at U of M

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Former University of Memphis Star Quarterback Paxton Lynch has one more detail to finish up in the Bluff City before taking his place as the, according to Sports Illustrated, "Successor" to Hall of Famer Peyton Manning in Denver: graduate from the U of M Saturday with a Degree in Sports and Leisure Management..

He'll walk across the FedExForum stage and receive his diploma during commencement exercises at 2:30 p.m.

Lynch is already working on his post-graduate Job as quarterback of the Super Bowl Champion Broncos.

Rookie Camp opened Friday in the Rockies..but the Thin Air not affecting Lynch's Throwing Motion..

With Head Coach Gary Kubiak and General Manager John Elway looking on, Lynch said he's ready to show his worth as their first round pick.

"Obviously it's a whole new offense," Lynch said. "An NFL offense, so there's gonna be struggles with everyone. But I felt like I knew what was going on. I just wasn't picking it up as fast as I should have, but that'll come in time. I just love that in getting every rep I can possibly get right now."

Lynch received permission to skip practice Saturday so he could graduate with his class here in Memphis at FedExForum.

Lynch's Memphis Teammate Mose Frazier inked with the Broncos as an undrafted Free Agent Wide receiver

A former Walk On, Frazier, who prepped at Whitehaven, was Lynch's top target as a Tiger, with 70 catches for almost 800 yards and 4 Touchdowns last season..

He says Lynch should be right at home as a Pro Quarterback.

"It's just football," said Frazier. "He's humble to the situation so once he gets on the field, nothing surprises him. Just wanna go out and play ball. Just being the great leader he is, putting the great work he puts in. He's an all around quarterback in my eyes. He'll double to the job."

Frazier said the Broncos were talking to him before Lynch was drafted, and is glad Denver traded up to get his former Signal Caller.

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