Northern Illinois University quarterback and Heisman Trophy candidate Jordan Lynch added another preseason award to his résumé Thursday as he was named to the 2013 Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Watch List.
The Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award marks the sixth preseason watch list on which Lynch’s name has appeared.
Lynch has been on the lists released by the Manning Award , the Walter Camp Award (most outstanding player), Maxwell Award (college player of the year), the Paul Hornung Award (most versatile player) and the Davey O’Brien National Quarterback Award (top quarterback).
The Chicago native ranked fourth in the nation last season in rushing and had more 100-yard games (12) than any other player in Division I. Lynch became the first Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) quarterback in NCAA history to pass for more than 3,000 yards (3,138) and rush for more than 1,500 yards (1,815) in a single season. He broke 14 NIU school records and four NCAA marks a year ago.