Urban Meyer calls former LSU quarterback Matt Flynn “one of the great success stories in college football.”
Meyer pointed out during his weekly in-season SEC teleconference that guys with Flynn's unselfishness are rare in this day & age.
He stated, “I think one of the great success stories in college football is the kid at LSU, Flynn I think his name was, who won the National Championship. You talk about admiration. Johnny Brantley has been like that. Johnny Brantley went through the whole gamut of being a local guy that everybody said, ‘Well, go here. You can start here. You can start here.’ That says a lot about personal – the kid’s family, how he’s raised. It also says a lot about that young man. Think about that guy at LSU – sits around, sits around and then goes and wins a National Championship. That is harder to find guys like that nowadays just because of the magnitude of what’s happening.”
At LSU, Flynn redshirted his freshman year and didn’t see important playing time until his junior season. As a fifth-year senior, Flynn led the Tigers to a BCS championship by defeating Ohio State 38-24. He was named offensive MVP in the game.
Drafted in the 7th round by the Green Bay Packers, Flynn is now entering his third season with in Mike McCarthy’s offense at Green Bay.