Lynch named second team AP All-American

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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,, @SNitz_DDC on Twitter


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