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Thanks, Jordan! QB receives book of gratitude

December 18, 2013
Jordan Lynch in New York City

Jordan Lynch in New York City

How well do you know NIU quarterback Jordan Lynch?

The NIU College of Education has known him for a while since he earned his bachelor’s degree in kinesiology and physical education this summer.

Lynch, currently enrolled in organizational/corporate communication at NIU, was honored recently with a collection of letters and photos from alumni, friends, staff and faculty from the College of Education. The booklet was put together to honor him for placing third for the Heisman Memorial Trophy and for being a leader on and off the field.

Besides being a football star, the Chicago native has been on the dean’s list, has visited elementary and middle schools in DeKalb and Sycamore to read to children and has run youth football camps.

“We couldn’t be prouder of you if you were our own son!” Sue and Jack Satterthwaite, class of 1971, wrote in the booklet.

“The NIU football teams have made my experience at NIU that much more enjoyable. Stay hungry, stay humble,” said Jeff Delapaz, student advocate of NIU Career Services.

“Never did I believe I would be watching the team and its quarterback on a national stage this large,” Don Holland, class of 1968, said. “If it wasn’t on my bucket list, it should have been.”

Lynch will have one last chance to add to his record-breaking career accomplishments when he leads the 12-1 Huskies into the San Diego County Credit Union Poinsettia Bowl versus Utah State on Dec. 26 at Qualcomm Stadium.