#38 Taylor Malenfant wears the phrase “Get After It!” on his back-flap during practice as a tribute to his high school coach, the late Scot Bemis.
Three Lumberjacks, Taylor Malenfant, Andy Wilder, and Ryan Reardon, all share a special connection having played together at Notre Dame Prep High School in Scottsdale, AZ. Their paths have again crossed on the football field, but this time in Flagstaff, AZ and at NAU. All three are linked together off and on the field as Wilder is a kicker/punter who punts to Malenfant who returns punts and plays safety. Malenfant’s duties at safety place him in the defensive secondary right behind linebacker Ryan Reardon.
In the video below, Malenfant, Wilder, and Reardon discuss their relationship, what it is like playing together at NAU, their relationship with the late and very influential Coach Scot Bemis, and their new home in Flagstaff, AZ and NAU.