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Football Team Opens Spring Practice Tuesday, March 26

FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team opens spring practice on Tuesday with the first workout of the 2013 offseason at the NAU Practice Fields.

Practices will be held at 4 p.m. on Tuesday and Thursdays and 10 a.m. on Saturdays.

The Lumberjacks return 18 starters in 2013 including eight on both sides of the ball. Souers welcomes back 14 all-conference performers from 2012, including All-Big Sky first-team selections running back Zach Bauman, senior cornerback Anders Battle and senior safety Lucky Dozier. All-American punter Andy Wilder highlights the special teams unit after leading the nation in punting last season.

The Lumberjacks will host three scrimmages among the 15 workouts including the spring game scheduled for Saturday, April 27 at 10 a.m. at Lumberjack Stadium. The other scrimmage dates are Friday, April 12, and Saturday, April 20.

2013 Spring Football Schedule

March 26, 4-6 p.m., Upper Fields

March 28, 4-6 p.m., Upper Fields

March 30, 10 a.m. - 12 p.m., Upper Fields

April 2, 4-6 p.m., Upper Fields

April 4, 4-6 p.m., Upper Fields

April 6, 10 a.m-12 p.m., Upper Fields

April 9, 4-6 p.m., Upper Fields

April 11, 4-6 p.m., Upper Fields

(Scrimmage) April 12, 4-6 p.m., Upper Fields

April 16, 4-6 p.m., Upper Fields

April 18, 4-6 p.m., Upper Fields

(Scrimmage) April 20, 2:30-4:30 p.m, Upper Fields

April 23, 4-6 p.m., Upper Fields

April 25, 4-6 p.m., Upper Fields

April 27, 2:30 p.m., Lumberjack Stadium (Practice starts at 2 p.m.)