Jordan Lynch enjoying CFL success - – Rockford’s News Leader

Jordan Lynch enjoying CFL success


Jordan Lynch modestly recalls what was the biggest touchdown of his professional football career - a one-yard QB keeper for the Edminton Eskimos in last year's Grey Cup title game.

"I play the game to win, that's what happens. It was only a one-yard sneak, I don't think a lot of people noticed that and I think anyone could've done it. I was proud to be a part of a Grey Cup championship."

Lynch may shrug off the title-winning touchdown for Edmonton last year, but the former NIU Huskie star is thrilled to be playing professionally after the Chicago Bears turned him away at NFL training camp.

"I got to go to a team that wants me and wants me to play. I'm playing football so at the end of the day, I'm happy. I'm just glad to be part of it. I have one more year out there, and I'm excited to get back at it."

The Heisman Trophy finalist never forgets where he came from, returning to DeKalb this past weekend to watch his Huskies. He had nothing but praise for last year's performance.

"I thought the senior leadership was pretty good last year. They rallied around the team and had quite a few injuries. They were on their fifth string quarterback. For them to go that far and compete in the MAC championship with a fifth string quarterback is pretty impressive. It's always good to come back and see some fellow teammates and players. See the coaches, it's such a tight group here, I'm glad to see things are on the uphill incline here."

His connection to the football program, its fans, and the DeKalb community continues to endure.

"The fan support over here has been great to me since I've been in here and since I left. They always reach out to me and hit me up on social media. I always appreciate that and that's why I come back."

Edmonton's 2016 CFL season opener is on June 25th.

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