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Team: Northern Illinois Huskies
Ht / Wt:  6'0" / 216

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Mount Carmel High School hired NIU RB coach Jordan Lynch to serve as head coach.
Reunited and it feels so good. Lynch graduated from Mount Carmel in 2009, after which he went on to guide NIU at quarterback from 2010-2013. He joined HC Rod Carey's staff as running backs coach this past March. Fri, Dec 29, 2017 10:50:00 PM

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Northern Illinois hired Jordan Lynch to serve as running backs coach.

Lynch played quarterback for the Huskies from 2010-2013. During his time in the program, he boasted a sharp 51/14 TD/INT ratio. Northern Illinois won MAC titles in 2011 and 2012 with Lynch guiding the ship. In a statement regarding the new gig with his old team, he said, "When [HC Rod Carey] started talking to me about the possibility of a position opening up here, I took some time and thought about it. I felt it was a great opportunity for me and I couldn’t pass it up."
Thu, Mar 9, 2017 12:51:00 PM

Bears signed Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch.

Lynch (6-foot 1/4, 217) made 28 starts for the Huskies, compiling a 24-4 record and 100 all-purpose touchdowns (51 passing, 48 rushing, one receiving). He completed 61.8 percent of his throws with a 51:14 TD-to-INT ratio and 6.56 YPC average. Lynch isn't an NFL-caliber passer, but drew pre-draft interest from teams at tailback and safety. Unfortunately, he also lacks athleticism for a position switch with 4.76 speed and a 9-foot-1 broad jump. Perhaps Lynch will find a niche as a gadget player and special teamer, but ultimately his game simply isn't suited to the NFL.
Sun, May 11, 2014 02:06:00 PM's Bucky Brooks believes Northern Illinois QB Jordan Lynch's best chance to stick in the NFL is as a DB.

Lynch, open to a position change, worked out at QB and DB at Northern Illinois' pro day earlier this month. "While I certainly understand the intrigue with Lynch playing running back or wide receiver at the next level due to his remarkable production as a dual-threat playmaker for the Huskies, I believe a move to safety would give him the best chance to carve out a nice career as a pro," wrote Brooks. Lynch (6-foot 3/8, 220 pounds) simply doesn't possess the arm strength to play QB in the NFL. "Lynch will face an uphill climb to make a roster following a position switch, but his ability to contribute as a playmaker on special teams could buy him enough time to master the nuances of the position while making contributions as an active player," wrote Brooks, who himself moved from WR to DB with the Packers in 1996.
Mon, Mar 17, 2014 08:18:00 PM

Jordan Lynch worked out at QB and DB at Northern Illinois' Pro Day.

In addition, Lynch participated as a RB in Indy at the combine. Lynch (6-foot-0 3/8, 220 pounds) has poor hand size (8' 3/4) and a noodle arm. While he has no chance of sticking as an NFL QB, he showed the requisite athletic ability and toughness in college to be given an opportunity at a non-throwing position.
Fri, Mar 7, 2014 10:29:00 PM's Steve Muench said Northern Illinois senior QB Jordan Lynch "stared down his receivers and telegraphed throws" at Saturday's East-West Shrine Game.

Lynch, who also struggled in practices during the week, consistently looking "uncomfortable in the pocket," according to Muench, started the game 1-for-5 with two picks. He finished 2-for-7 for three yards. "In addition, he lowered his eyes and turned into a one-dimensional scrambler when the West pressured him. He made it too easy for the back seven to step up when he got moved off the spot," Muench wrote. To add insult to injury, Lynch (6-foot-0 3/8, 220 pounds) had poor hand size measurements (8' 3/4). He's now in danger of not getting selected in May's draft.
Tue, Jan 21, 2014 09:51:00 AM

Northern Illinois senior QB Jordan Lynch accepted an invitation to the East-West Shrine Game.

Although Lynch proved to be one of the best rushing quarterbacks in collegiate history, he has plenty to prove to scouts this winter. If he hopes to stick behind center at the next level, Lynch will have to display improved mechanics, pocket awareness and accuracy. He's a candidate to move positions. Lynch rushed for 1,920 yards in 2013, the all-time record for an NCAA quarterback. ESPN's Mel Kiper believes Lynch will go at some point in the last three rounds in May's draft.
Tue, Dec 31, 2013 08:57:00 PM

NIU senior QB Jordan Lynch completed 20 of 35 passes for 216 yards, a touchdown and an interception in Thursday's 21-14 loss to Utah State in the Poinsettia Bowl.

Lynch entered the game 119 rushing yards shy of becoming the first player to rush for 2,000 yards and throw for 2,000 in a single season. Utah State, which had allowed just two 100-yard rushers all season, held him to 39 rushing yards and a touchdown on 18 attempts. Lynch rushed for 1,920 yards in 2013, the all-time record for an NCAA quarterback. ESPN's Mel Kiper believes Lynch will go between the fifth and seventh rounds in May's draft.
Fri, Dec 27, 2013 03:17:00 PM

NIU senior QB Jordan Lynch can become the first player to rush for 2,000 yards and throw for 2,000 in Thursday's Poinsettia Bowl against Utah State.

Lynch already owns the single-season collegiate record for rushing yards by a quarterback (1,881), and he's 119 ground yards away from a milestone that's never been reached before. "Listen, we ask him to do a lot, and it's not because that's our system. It's because he can," NIU coach Rod Carey said. "Those are the things that amaze you. He makes the complicated things and the hard things skillwise look easy. That's what amazes you every day. You tell him one time one play and then it's done. It's locked in a vault. That's what is amazing to me." ESPN's Mel Kiper envisions Lynch as a fifth- to seventh-round pick.
Thu, Dec 26, 2013 07:31:00 PM

ESPN's Mel Kiper envisions NIU senior QB Jordan Lynch as a fifth- to seventh-round pick in May.

"He could maybe be a starter down the road in the right situation, probably more of a backup type," Kiper said. It is interesting that Kiper believes Lynch has a future at quarterback, since many are expecting a possible position switch due to the senior lacking above average throwing ability.
Source: ESPN
Thu, Dec 12, 2013 03:26:00 PM

NIU and Utah State will square off in the S.D. County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl.

Running quarterback Jornan Lynch and safety Jimmie Ward lead the list of prospects to watch on NIU. Utah State center Tyler Larsen is another one to check on.
Mon, Dec 9, 2013 03:33:00 PM

Northern Illinois senior QB Jordan Lynch shattered his own NCAA record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a game by accumulating 321 yards on the ground in Northern Illinois' 33-14 victory over Western Michigan on Tuesday.

Incredibly, this was the second time this season that Lynch has rushed for more than 300 yards. In case you were wondering, TCU's LaDainian Tomlinson holds the NCAA record for rushing yards with 406 against UTEP in 1999. Lynch is up to 1,755 rush yards and twenty rushing touchdowns this season, more than Mark Ingram had during his Heisman-winning campaign in 2009. "Runs with patience, power & great quickness," ESPN's David Pollack tweeted during the game. "Dude deserves a trip to NY 4 the Heisman." Having put up video game numbers while leading the Huskies to a 12-0 record in a wide-open season for candidates, Lynch may just receive an invite to the ceremony.
Wed, Nov 27, 2013 12:15:00 AM

Northern Illinois senior QB Jordan Lynch completed 26 of 32 attempts for 345 yards and two touchdowns in the school's 48-27 win over Ball State.

Lynch also rushed for 123 yards and two touchdowns on 20 carries. Many will wonder how Lynch fits at the NFL level. We doubt he earns a draft selection, but expect lynch to compete as an undrafted free agent. He's better than Collin Klein, who worked with the Houston Texans this summer.
Thu, Nov 14, 2013 10:52:00 AM's Bucky Brooks believes Northern Illinois senior QB Jordan Lynch will have to make a position change at the next level.

"He simply is not a talented enough passer to make it as a classic quarterback, yet he is so explosive as a runner that there is definitely a place for Lynch in the NFL," Brooks wrote. Lynch "should follow the blueprint of Denard Robinson," according to Brooks, "and enter the league designated as an offensive weapon. He could contribute to an offense as a running back-wide receiver and also serve as quarterback on trick plays or in Wildcat formation." Lynch is putting up monster numbers again this season, but, at 6-0, 216 pounds, he doesn't have the size or arm strength to succeed under center in the NFL.
Tue, Nov 5, 2013 09:46:00 PM

Northern Illinois senior QB Jordan Lynch completed 16-of-20 attempts for 223 yards, four touchdown and no interceptions, and rushed for 99 yards and one touchdown in the school's 59-20 thrashing of Eastern Michigan.

Lynch broke the FBS record of rushing yards for a quarterback in a single game last week (316 against Central Michigan). He played every bit as well this week, choosing instead to take to the air and save his body in the route.
Sat, Oct 26, 2013 10:29:00 PM