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Coach Dave Doeren encourages Heisman voters to consider Huskie quarterback Jordan Lynch

November 27, 2012
Jordan Lynch

Jordan Lynch

NIU football coach Dave Doeren sent the following letter today to Hesiman Trophy voters to promote Huskie quarterback Jordan Lynch.

Respected Voters,

I wanted to personally write to you regarding my QB Jordan Lynch. I know many of you have his stats and have followed his season. In my 17 years of coaching college football I have never seen a tougher, multi-skilled, consistently productive quarterback than Jordan. In 12 games he has rushed for 1611 yds, 16 TD’s, 134.2 yards/game and passed for 2750 yds, 23 TD’s and only 4 INT’s with a QB rating of 157.3. Please understand that many of the second halves this season we were up and didn’t play him in the 4th Q. His stats could be even more over the top. His game management skills and clutch decision making also sets him apart.

He is the first player in FBS history to pass for more than 400 yards and rush for more than 150 in a game (vs Toledo, 11/14/12). He is the second player to ever pass for more than 2,500 yards and run for more than 1,500 yards in a season. Jordan holds the NCAA record for most consecutive 100 yard rushing games by a quarterback (10 straight). He needs 92 yards to break the NCAA record for Rushing yards by a QB in a season.

He is a blue collar winner that truly loves and respects the game of football. His relentless energy and passion for competition and winning is inspirational and contagious. I love to see him practice and play – he is worthy of any and all consideration he gets for the Heisman Trophy. As an award that represents the best – he is purely that! I know that there are many deserving candidates out there. I just wanted you to know from a coaches perspective how special Jordan Lynch is. This is what college football players should inspire to be like – he is tough, loyal, competitive, fierce, poised, accountable, and productive!

Thanks for your time and consideration.

Go Huskies!!!

Dave Doeren
Head Football Coach
Northern Illinois University

No. 19 (AP)/18 (USA Today Coaches) Northern Illinois (11-1, 8-0) puts its national ranking on the line in a nationally televised ESPN2 match-up versus No. 18/19 Kent State (11-1, 8-0) Friday night, Nov. 30, in the Marathon MAC Championship game at Detroit’s Ford Field. Kickoff is at 6 p.m. (CT).

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