Lynch teaches Brazilian campers how to go 'Beast Mode'

Lynch teaches Brazilian campers how to go 'Beast Mode'

Credit: Joe Nicholson-USA TODAY Sports

Dec 1, 2011, Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch (24) stiff arms away from a tackle against the Philadelphia Eagles during the second half at CenturyLink Field. Seattle defeated Philadelphia, 31-14.

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by ELIZABETH WILEY / KING 5 News

NWCN.com

Posted on February 21, 2014 at 3:43 PM

Updated Saturday, Feb 22 at 12:24 PM

Seattle Seahawks running back Marshawn Lynch is known for his hard hitting style and ability to run through defenders.

In January, Lynch summed up his running style, simply saying, "I don't run to get tackled."

He helped the team win its first Super Bowl in February. During the teams playoff run, he recorded four touchdowns and 288 rushing yards.

More: Oakland roots created Marshawn Lynch's 'Beast Mode'

In mid February, he joined five of his teammates in Brazil as part of trip with the organization American Football Without Barriers.

He certainly made an impression on campers on the trip, just as he did on opponents all season.

In one drill, Lynch showed one camper just what it was like to be on the receiving end of one of his famous stiff arms.

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In a AWFB blog, Seahawks wide receiver Golden Tate, who also joined the trip, wrote that Marshawn "had them all in 'Beast Mode' by the end of camp."

Four more Seahawks were on the trip to Rio de Janeiro, as well as players from three other teams. In addition to Lynch and Tate, Breno Giacomini, Russell Okung, Sidney Rice and Cooper Helfet took part. Giacomini, who has Brazilian roots, is a co-founder of AFWB.

In 2013, AFWB traveled to China. Additionally the non-profit hosts several camps in the U.S. each year for underprivileged kids.

Lynch has had a number of memorable runs during his time with the Seahawks. One came against New Orleans in 2011, and even caused a "Beast Quake" when the crowd's cheering following a 67-yard touchdown run registered on a local seismograph.

Take a look at the gallery for more examples of Lynch running through, over or around his opponents.

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