Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch earned second team Associated Press All-American honors as an all-purpose player Tuesday.
The junior has thrown for 2,962 yards and 24 touchdowns this season, while running for 1,771 yards, a Football Bowl Subdivision record for a quarterback, and 19 touchdowns.
His 4,733 yards of total offense lead the nation, and Lynch finished seventh in the Heisman Trophy balloting.
Two other Mid-American Conference players made the team. Kent State junior running back Dri Archer was the third team all-purpose player, and Bowling Green senior defensive tackle Chris Jones also made the third team.
NIU's opponent in the Orange Bowl, Florida State, had two AP All-Americans. Junior defensive end Bjoern Werner made the first team, while senior kicker Dustin Hopkins was a second-team selection.
Werner has 13 sacks and 18 tackles for loss this season, while Hopkins is 24 of 28 on field goals with a long of 56 yards.
- Steve Nitz, firstname.lastname@example.org, @SNitz_DDC on Twitter