Chris Flynn was possibly the most versatile and skilled athlete at the University of Pennsylvania in the 1980s, earning All-Ivy League honors and setting school records in both football and lacrosse, while leading his teams to five collective league championships in seven seasons of action.
Although Flynn graduated to play professional lacrosse, his football prowess was equally spectacular. He was named Penn’s Football Sophomore of the Year in 1985 and made the All-Ivy League second team his sophomore and senior seasons, with first team accolades coming his junior season. In his three years on the gridiron, the Quakers won two championships. In Flynn’s senior year versus Darmouth, he tied a Penn record with five touchdowns in one game. Flynn is still the top rusher, averaging 5.7 yards per carry over his career. He is also on the career leaderboard for all-purpose yardage (third- 3,772), rushing yardage (fifth -2,181), and scoring (sixth -158).
In four years of playing lacrosse, Flynn and the Quakers won three Ivy League championships and went to the NCAA semifinals. He was named All-American and All-Ivy League in 1987 and 1988, with Ivy League Player of the Year accolades coming in 1988. Flynn was also chosen to play on the 1994 U.S. National world team. In nine seasons with the Philadelphia Wings, Flynn has already earned four championships.