By Evan Moore
Northern Illinois quarterback Jordan Lynch was named one the five finalists for the Johnny Unitas Golden Arm Award Tuesday morning.
The other four finalists include Tajh Boyd of Clemson, Derek Carr of Fresno State, Aaron Murray of Georgia and AJ McCarron of Alabama.
To be considered for the award, the candidates must be college seniors or fourth-year juniors on schedule to graduate.. Also, candidates are judged on their character, citizenship, scholastic achievement, and leadership qualities along with on-field performance.
The award will be presented on Friday, Dec. 13 in Baltimore.
Next up for Lynch and the Huskies is Toledo on Wednesday night.