Although Lynch rarely speaks with the media, he opened up to Jeffri Chadiha of "E:60" about why he believes that run was "symbolic" of a life that began with a difficult upbringing in a rough part of Oakland, Calif., and has included trouble with the law throughout his pro career.
Lynch: "Growing up being where I'm from, a lot of people don't see the light. I didn't see the light in that play.
"I went forward, ran into some trouble, being on food stamps, living in the projects. Running headfirst into linebackers.
"I started to play football, things opened up for me a little bit. Breaking a couple more tackles.
"Going to jail, getting into trouble, comin' out of that.
Terry Blount, Ben Goessling, Paul Gutierrez, John Keim, Paul Kuharsky, Vaughn McClure, Nick Wagoner, Josh Weinfuss and Mike Wells of ESPN's NFL Nation contributed to this feature.