Created:Wednesday, November 6, 2013 11:35 a.m.CDT
Updated:Wednesday, November 6, 2013 5:43 p.m.CDT

Lynch a finalist for Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award


Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch was named a finalist for both the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award and Senior CLASS Award on Wednesday.

Lynch is one of two Mid-American Conference quarterbacks among the 10 Unitas finalists, with Ball State's Keith Wenning being the other.

The award, which goes to the top senior QB in the country, will be presented Friday, Dec. 13 in Baltimore. Kansas State's Collin Klein won it last year.

The 10 finalists: Jordan Lynch (NIU), Keith Wenning (Ball State), Tajh Boyd (Clemson), Taylor Kelly (Arizona State), Derek Carr (Fresno State), Sean Mannion (Oregon State), AJ McCarron (Alabama), Keith Price (Washington), Aaron Murray (Georgia), Connor Shaw (South Carolina).

The Senior CLASS Award honors an FBS senior who excels both on and off the field, specifically in the areas of community, classroom, character and competition. Lynch is among 10 finalists for the awards. Fans can vote for the winner at:

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