Category Archives: Players

Stories about NAU football players.

NAU Football Student-Athletes Assist with Flagstaff Special Olympics

Over the weekend of February 22nd – 24th the Special Olympics of Arizona held their regional competition in Flagstaff. NAU Football student-athletes eagerly assisted with the competitions as over 50 NAU football student-athletes volunteered their time, and tallied a total of over 300 community service hours assisting the Special Olympics of Arizona and its competitors during the events.

Below are some photos from the weekend. Even more can be found on the NAU Football Facebook page HERE.


IMG_0341 IMG_0355

IMG_0347 Hasquet Rodriguez Deboskie Garcia Special Olympics

IMG_0342 IMG_0683

Leave a comment

Filed under Community, NAU Football Players, Photos, Players

Audio Highlights from the Southern Utah Game

Below are Mitch Strohman’s, Kevin Stephens’, and Reggie Eccleston’s calls of NAU’s scoring plays against Southern Utah. Enjoy!

1 Comment

Filed under Audio, Big Sky Football, Football Championship Subdivision, NAU Football Players, Players

NAU Football Players of the Week vs Northern Colorado

During NAU Football’s 12-10 win over Northern Colorado this past weekend, there were a few individual performances that stood out. The NAU Football coaches recognized the following players as players of the week:

Offensive Player of the WeekDrew Emanuel – Tight End, Junior, Mesa, AZ

Junior Tight End Drew Emanuel had only three catches for 33 yards against Northern Colorado but it was his clutch third down catch to extend a drive and his numerous critical blocks on run plays that earned him this weeks offensive player of the week award.

Blocking “Bone” of the WeekJesse Brantley – Wide Receiver, Junior, Gilbert, AZ

The “bone” award is an award that goes to the offensive skill player who had the best game blocking. On Saturday against Northern Colorado, junior receiver Jesse Brantley provided several key blocks on running plays on the perimeter.

Defensive Scout Team Player of the WeekLouis Collins, Cornerback, Red Shirt Freshman, Los Angeles, CA

Collins did an excellent job during the week imitating Northern Colorado’s impact players in the secondary.

Defensive Player of the WeekMike Dosen – Safety, Junior, Pittsburg, CA

Junior safety Mike Dosen recorded two tackles against Northern Colorado and a crucial 59 yard interception return for a touchdown during the second quarter.  Dosen’s interception was his second of the season, and the only touchdown on the afternoon for the Lumberjacks.

Offensive Scout Team Player of the WeekBrandon Babineaux, Wide Receiver, Junior, Folsom, CA

Brandon Babineaux had the task of imitating Northern Colorado’s talented receivers for the NAU defense and did an excellent job throughout the week.

Special Teams Player of the WeekAndy Wilder, Kicker, Junior, Scottsdale, AZ

Andy Wilder nailed his second game-winning field goal of the season on Saturday with fifteen seconds remaining in the Lumberjacks 12-10 victory over Northern Colorado. Wilder also punted seven times on the afternoon averaging 44.3 yards per punt with two of those being downed inside the opponents 20 yard line.


Filed under NAU Football Players, Players

NAU Football Update #4 – Mitch Strohman’s Review of the North Dakota Game & Preview of UC Davis

Mitch Strohman reviews the week that was with NAU Football Update as he revisits the big plays during the shootout in Grand Forks against the University of North Dakota. Mitch also provides a preview of NAU’s homecoming opponent this week, UC Davis. Enjoy!

Leave a comment

Filed under Audio, Big Sky Football, Football Championship Subdivision, Game Day, NAU Football Players, Players

Photos from the Montana Game

The Lumberjacks and Coach Souers went into Missoula, Montana this past weekend for their match up with the Montana Grizzlies. While the Lumberjacks were down 24-7 at one point, they responded by scoring 34 unanswered points and beat the Grizzlies for the first time since 1997 and the first time in Missoula since 1986. A complete game recap can be found here. The Lumberjacks victory also ended the Montana Grizzlies 19 game home winning streak. Enjoy some of the better shots from the game below.


More photos can be found on the NAU Football Flickr Photo Stream here.

Also, they can be found on Jerry Johnsen’s Flickr Photo Stream here.

Additionally, NAU Athletics has some great shots on their Facebook page which can be found here.































Leave a comment

Filed under Big Sky Football, Photos, Players