|Northern Illinois Huskies — No. 6|
|Major: Kinesiology and exercise science|
|Date of birth:October 3, 1990|
|Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois|
|Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)||Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)|
|High school: Chicago (IL) Mount Carmel|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at ESPN.com|
High school career
After graduating from St. Christina Elementary School in the Mt. Greenwood area of Chicago, Lynch attended Mt. Carmel High School and graduated in 2009. He played varsity for three years under coach Frank Lenti. He started two of those three years.
Lynch was redshirted in 2009. He was the backup quarterback to Chandler Harnish in 2010 and 2011. During those two years he completed 19 of 26 passes for 179 yards and two touchdowns. He also rushed for 608 yards on 76 carries with six touchdowns.
In 2012, he became a starter. During the 2012 Marathon MAC Championship Game, Lynch increased his rushing stats to 1,771 yards on 271 carries, breaking the previous NCAA record for rushing yards in a season by a quarterback set by Denard Robinson. He finished the season with 1,815 yards. Lynch finished 7th in Heisman Voting at the end of 2012, and won the Vern Smith Leadership Award, which is awarded to the best player in the Mid-American Conference.
On October 19, 2013, Lynch broke the record for the most rushing yards by a quarterback in one game, finishing with 316 yards and three touchdowns, en route to winning the Walter Camp National Player of the Week. On October 26 against Eastern Michigan, Lynch was responsible for six total touchdowns, throwing four, running for one, and catching a touchdown, gaining 339 total yards. On November 26, 2013, in Dekalb, IL, Lynch broke the single-game quarterback rushing yards record again, rushing for 321 yards versus the Western Michigan University Broncos. On December 9, 2013, Lynch was announced as a finalist for the 2013 Heisman Trophy. He finished third in the voting that was announced on December 14, 2013. On December 17, Lynch was selected as a first team All-American. He finished the season with 1,920 rushing yards, which broke his record from the previous season.
|Year||Team||Pass Attempts||Pass Completions||Completion %||Pass Yards||Pass TDs||INT||Rush Attempts||Rush Yards||Rush Avg||Rush TDs|
- Most rushing yards by a quarterback in a season: 1,920 (2013)
- Most rushing yards by a quarterback in a single game: 321 (November 26, 2013 vs. Western Michigan)
- Most 100-yard rushing games by a quarterback in a season: 12 (2012)
- Most rushing yards per game by a quarterback in a season: 137.1 (2013)
- The Jordan Lynch era is off and running at NIU
- NIU PREVAILS IN DOUBLE OVERTIME FOR SECOND STRAIGHT MAC TITLE