Jordan Lynch

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Jordan Lynch
Northern Illinois HuskiesNo. 6
Quarterback Redshirt Senior
Major: Kinesiology and exercise science
Date of birth: (1990-10-03) October 3, 1990 (age 23)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 216 lb (98 kg)
Career history
High school: Chicago (IL) Mount Carmel
Bowl games
Career highlights and awards
  • Walter Camp National Offensive Player of the Week
  • 2x AT&T ESPN All-America Player of the Week[1]
  • 2x Vern Smith Leadership Award (MAC MVP)
  • 2013 Heisman Trophy Finalist[2]
  • Second Team AP All-American, All Purpose (2012)
  • First Team AP All-American, All Purpose (2013)
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Jordan Lynch (born October 3, 1990) is an American football quarterback. He played college football at Northern Illinois.

High school career[edit]

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.

College career[edit]

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.[3] 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.[4] He finished the season with 1,815 yards. Lynch finished 7th in Heisman Voting at the end of 2012,[5] 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.[6] 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.[7] 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.[8] He finished the season with 1,920 rushing yards, which broke his record from the previous season.

College stats[edit]

Year Team Pass Attempts Pass Completions Completion % Pass Yards Pass TDs INT Rush Attempts Rush Yards Rush Avg Rush TDs
2010 Northern Illinois 6 4 66.7% 13 1 0 31 362 11.7 3
2011 Northern Illinois 20 15 75.0% 166 1 0 45 246 5.5 3
2012 Northern Illinois 394 237 60.2% 3,138 25 6 294 1,815 6.2 19
2013 Northern Illinois 404 253 62.6% 2,892 24 8 292 1,920 6.6 23
College Totals 824 509 61.3% 6,209 51 14 662 4,343 6.6 48

NCAA records[edit]

  • 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)


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