June 22, 2009
DEKALB, Ill.- Northern Illinois University 2009 football signee Jordan Lynch (Chicago, Ill./Mt. Carmel) has been voted a team captain by a player vote for USA Football's 2009 Junior National Team that will compete in the 2009 International Federation of American Football Junior World Championship in Canton, Ohio June 27-July 5.
Lynch, one of four captains selected for Team USA, is one of 44 graduating seniors on America's first national team in the sport's history. The team has been practicing at Walsh University in North Canton, Ohio since June 14 and is scheduled to have a joint practice with Team Sweden today.
Lynch is listed as a safety on the USA Junior National Team roster. He is one of seven future MAC players on the United States roster.
During his senior year at Mt. Carmel, Lynch threw for 1,221 yards, completing 75 of 125 attempts and 16 touchdowns, while rushing for 848 yards on 141 carries (a 6.0 average) with 15 touchdowns. He earned the Lawless Award which honors the top senior in the Chicago Catholic League and was named to the Chicago Sun-Times All-Area first-team and the Chicago Tribune All-State honorable mention team after leading Mt. Carmel to the Class 8A semifinals.
As a junior, he threw for 1,120 yards and rushed for 486 yards, scoring 24 touchdowns, 15 passing and nine rushing, while helping his team to a 12-1 record and advancing to the Class 8A semifinals.
The 2009 IFAF Junior World Championship will feature national football teams from the United States, Canada, France, Germany, Japan, Mexico, New Zealand and Sweden to pursue the sport's first world championship on the international junior level. All games of the inaugural tournament will be played at Fawcett Stadium, adjacent to the Pro Football Hall of Fame.
Lynch and the No. 2 seed United States team will open the tournament against No. 7 France Saturday, June 27 with the kick-off scheduled for 7 p.m. CST. Fans can follow the tournament at usafootball.com.