Marshawn Terrell Lynch (born April 22, 1986), nicknamed “Beast Mode,” is an American football running back for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League (NFL). Lynch played college football for the University of California, Berkeley, where he became the school’s second all-time career rusher. He was drafted by the Buffalo Bills in the first round of the 2007 NFL Draft.
Lynch frequently eats Skittles during games, a habit which started when he was in high school. After Lynch was shown eating the candy during a nationally-televised game on December 5, 2011,Mars offered him a two-year supply of Skittles and a custom dispenser for his locker. On December 30, 2011, he was fined $10,000 for wearing cleats featuring a Skittles pattern. On January 28, 2014, an official deal with Skittles was announced. In addition to personal compensation, $10,000 will be donated to his Fam First Foundation for each touchdown he may score inSuper Bowl XLVIII.