Saturday, February 7, 2015

Jordan Lynch Gives Edmonton Eskimos Another Set of Hands: NIU and Mount Carmel Grad Finds Spot

Jordan Lynch,  a graduate of Mount Carmel and Northern Illinois University, has signed on with the Edmonton Eskimos in the Canadian Football League.   Lynch will be competing for the starting job with the Eskimos Mike Reilly.  Reilly is a smart guy who received a full-ride academic scholarship to Central Washington, which was combined with an athletic ride.  Reilly received a degree in mechanical engineering in 2008. He was released by the Pittsburgh Steelers in 2009 and found a spot with the CFL BC Lions in 2010. After three seasons as a back up, he found a starting role in Edmonton, but fell short against the Calgary Stampeders and suffered an injury in the final game.  The Stampeders ended up beating the Hamilton Tiger-Cats in the Grey Cup (the CFL Championship game).  Reilly had been injured before the Stampeders game, but the man who is considered by many to be the toughest quarterback in the CFL, was called on to play.  

Lynch is certainly one of the best athletes in professional football, regardless of what side of the border you are sitting on.  He excelled at the special brand of running football that was played at Northern Illinois University that will help him compete in the CFL. He's been covered by the Chicago Tribune and Sun Times.
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