‘Lynch for 6’ looking to gain attention


 Junior quarterback, Jordan Lynch (#6) runs the football against Kent State on January 1 at the 2013 MAC championship.

By Brian Earle

The big question surrounding the football team last season was if quarterback Jordan Lynch could fill the shoes of former quarterback Chandler Harnish.

Lynch answered that question quickly and in a big way by giving one of the best statistical

performances at the quarterback position in NCAA history, earning him the MAC MVP award.

Last season, Lynch set four NCAA records and broke 14 school records. He became the first player in NCAA history to pass for more than 3,000 yards and rush for more than 1,500 yards.

With Lynch at the helm of the Huskies, he led NIU to a 12-game winning streak, its second MAC Championship in as many seasons and its first ever Discovery Orange Bowl appearance.

This summer, a question once again hovers over Lynch: Will he be able to put up similar or better numbers than he did last season?

NIU Media Relations seems to believe he can as on Monday it launched an official “Jordan Lynch for 6” Heisman campaign.

The campaign features video highlights, biographical information, statistics, records and more.

Last season, after lobbying from former head coach Dave Doeren, NIU Media Relations launched the first “Jordan Lynch for 6” Heisman campaign in late November.

Once the campaign was launched, people outside the boundaries of DeKalb finally started to take notice of Lynch’s outstanding season.

At the end of the season, Lynch made a strong push, but it was too little too late as he finished seventh in the Heisman voting.

The campaign helped him gain recognition but it hurt that he wasn’t nationally known earlier in the season.

That’s why the timing of the relaunch of “Jordan Lynch for 6” makes a lot of sense right now. It allows people nationally to become familiar with what Lynch did and accomplished last season before this season starts.

With people aware of Lynch earlier in the season, he will be more known this time around during the Heisman voting.

For Lynch’s senior and final season at NIU, not only will DeKalb be watching, but the whole nation will be watching to see if he can follow up what he did last season with an even better one this time around.