At just 5-foot-7 and 185 pounds, Davonte Lynch isn't nearly as big as his older brother, retired former Seattle Seahawks star Marshawn Lynch, but the relentless style with which he runs the football is unmistakably Beast Mode.
Take this embarrassing moment for the Yuma College defense, for instance, from Lynch's 2013 season at Contra Costa College:
Here's another, more recent clip of Lynch in action for New Mexico Highlands University, where he played last season:
Beast Mode, indeed.
"My offensive tackle picked me up and carried me for about three yards on that play, so he gets a lot of credit," Lynch told College Football 24/7, referring to the above touchdown for CCC. "I don't know if it's the best run I've ever had, but it's up there."
Lynch spent two seasons at Contra Costa, but said he wasn't happy with his transfer options in 2014, so he sat out the season and enrolled at Highlands last year. He led the Cowboys in rushing last season with 777 yards on 152 carries.
"He and I and our other siblings have a really close bond. There are four of us and we're in contact all the time," Lynch said. "He doesn't advise me to do anything I don't think I should do," Lynch said. "But he'll advise me on anything I ask him about. Anytime I go to him, he's there for me."
Like most college players, the NFL is the ultimate goal for the younger Lynch. But he's prepared for any number of career outcomes, as long as they keep him involved in the sport.
"If we're speaking dreams, definitely the NFL is definitely where I want to be," Lynch said. "It's been mapped out for me. It's not like I haven't seen the example right in front of me. It takes a lot of work, but I'm willing to put it in. But I'm OK with playing in the CFL, anywhere I can play. Whether I keep playing or not, I want to stay around the game. I want to stay around football somehow."
At his size, playing at the next level -- be it in the NFL or CFL -- will be quite a challenge for Lynch. But for now, he's clearly not too small for the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference. And clearly too strong for Yuma College.