Beginning this week, we’ll be taking a closer look at the former players from Texas Christian University (TCU) currently playing in the United States Football League (USFL).
Leading things off for the Horned Frogs is 26-year-old Artayvious Lynn, a 6-foot-4, 262-pound tight end who was originally selected by the Philadelphia Stars in the 5th round of the 2022 USFL Draft.
Lynn was released by the Stars on April 30, 2022, and was signed as a free agent by the Pittsburgh Maulers on May 6, 2022 (more on that later).
As a redshirt freshman at TCU in 2017, Lynn saw action in nine games prior to starting three games (and playing in seven) as a sophomore in 2018, totaling four receptions on the season.
In Lynn’s junior year for the Horned Frogs, the tight end played in all 12 games (five starts) and ended the year with 11 receptions for 118 yards. As a senior in 2020, an early-season injury allowed him to play in only six games but Lynn still garnered 88 yards on seven catches with one touchdown.
After getting looked at by multiple NFL teams, and in particular the Dallas Cowboys, Lynn can finally say he’s now found a football home in the USFL — regardless of the road-blocks he’s encountered thus far in the league.
So far this year, Lynn’s stats have improved since joining his new team in May — the tight end racked up just nine yards on one reception with the Stars before being signed by the Maulers; as a member of Pittsburgh’s team, Lynn has an additional 19 yards on two catches in two games.
Fun fact: Lynn entered his time at TCU rated as the nation’s No. 2 prep school tight end and totaled 347 yards on 14 receptions with six touchdowns as a senior at Parkway High School (Louisiana).
Due up next for Lynn and the Pittsburgh Maulers (1-6, 4th place in North): a battle against the New Jersey Generals (6-1, 1st place in North) on Friday, June 3 at 7 pm Central Time on USA.
Due up next for the TCU Horned Frogs in a USFL profile snapshot: KaVontae Turpin.