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1993 NAU Athletics Hall of Fame Class

Pete Mandley

(Football, 1979-83)

Mandley was a two-time first team All-America and two-time honorable mention All-America at NAU.  Mandley was selected in second round by the Detroit Lions in 1984.  He played in the NFL for eight years.  At one time he held the NCAA I-AA career record for all-purpose yards with 5,925, a mark which still stands as the NAU and Big Sky Conference record at the time of his induction.  In addition to career all-purpose yards, Mandley also established NAU career records with 1,988 kick-off return yards, 901 punt return yards, 3 punt returns for touchdowns, and 26 total touchdowns, all records which still stand at the time of his induction.  


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