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Golden Nuggets: Lynch's lifelong connection to the Bay Area

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Marshawn Lynch shares how Oakland affected his past, his current work in the Bay, and how he wants to help the area in his future. Field Hockey gets more academic recognition and Women's Swimming and Diving wins all of the things in today's video-heavy Golden Nuggets.

Beast Mode himself sat down with local news station KTVU to discuss a little more than just that action, boss. Marshawn Lynch discussed how his upbringing in that area prepared him for his future, including his experience at Berkeley giving him a perspective for just how big the world is.

From five-years-old, having some of your homeboys killed at that age, it prepares you for a lot.

Lynch spends his offseason back in the Bay Area, working with his non-profit group, the Fam 1st Family Foundation, where he helps other children from similar underprivileged backgrounds. While the group uses sports to interact with the kids, Lynch aspires to teach them to work for success in all aspects of their lives.

[Sports] is not what you might be doing in the future, but that shouldn't stop you from [chasing] it.

Lynch has had his share of off-field issues, including an arrest for driving under the influence, right before he was to conduct another of his camps. While he has been criticized for these transgressions, he has taken an important next step and used the to grow and mature, calling it the best thing that could have happened in his life.

Lynch is motivated to be successful in a life beyond footballheeding the very advice he gives to the children he works withand is looking to finish his college degree in social welfare.

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