Northern Illinois Campaigning Quarterback as Early Heisman Candidate

Jan.1, 2013; Miami, FL, USA; Northern Illinois Huskies quarterback Jordan Lynch (6) is force to throw an incomplete pass as Florida State Seminoles linebacker Telvin Smith (22) applies pressure in the second quarter during the 2013 Orange Bowl game at Sun Life Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Steve Mitchell-USA TODAY Sports

After receiving exposure from its first Bowl Championship Series appearance, the Northern Illinois Huskies fans are all ready for another great season. They’ll start by pumping up their second-year starting quarterback as a Heisman Trophy candidate.

Jordan Lynch is a senior quarterback that’s already received praise and rankings on preseason All-American teams, and John Taylor of NBC’s College Football Talk reports that the school has noticed.

Coming off a stunningly successful first season as a starter, quarterback Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois unveiled Monday, is the subject of an official “for Heisman” campaign.  The campaign, dubbed JordanLynchFor6, comes replete with its own website as well as a Twitter handle and Facebook account.

“JordanLynchFor6″ doesn’t exactly roll off the tongue that well, but he fits the criteria of an early candidate. Last season, the Huskies finished 20th overall in total offense in the nation with 469.6 yards per game.

“I think a Heisman campaign isn’t off of what he could do or will do, but what he’s done,” said NIU head coach Rod Carey to CFT. “What he’s already accomplished in one year as a starter is more than what some people do in a career. I know that every coach in America would sure love to have a leader like Jordan on their team.”

Last season, Lynch had a 60.2 pass completion percentage finishing at 3,138 yards with 25 touchdowns compared to just six interceptions. The mobile quarterback added 1,815 yards and 19 more touchdowns on the ground.

Topics: Jordan Lynch, Northern Illinois Huskies

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