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NIU coach launches Heisman push for Lynch

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  • Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch runs through the defense of Eastern Michigan linebacker Sean Kurtz (40) and defensive lineman Andy Mulumba (56) Friday during the fourth quarter in Ypsilanti, Mich.

      Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch runs through the defense of Eastern Michigan linebacker Sean Kurtz (40) and defensive lineman Andy Mulumba (56) Friday during the fourth quarter in Ypsilanti, Mich.
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Northern Illinois has been promoting junior quarterback Jordan Lynch for the Heisman Trophy for weeks. NIU head coach Dave Doeren, who has touted Lynch all season, has joined the campaign process.

On Tuesday, Doeren sent an email to voters promoting the merits Lynch, pointing out his statistics and qualities.

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In 12 games Lynch has rushed for 1,611 yards, 16 touchdowns for an average of 134.2 yards per game. He has passed for 2,750 yards with 23 touchdowns and only 4 interceptions with a QB rating of 157.3.

"He needs 92 yards to break the NCAA record for rushing yards by a quarterback in a season," Doeren pointed out. "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.

"I know that there are many deserving candidates out there," Doeren wrote. "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."

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