FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team finished the season ranked No. 15 in The Sports Network and FCS Coaches Poll, announced today by both organizations.
NAU was ranked as high as No. 8 in The Sports Network poll, and No. 9 in the FCS Coaches poll, respectively during the season.
Head coach Jerome Souers and the Lumberjack football team snapped a 10-year drought from the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) Playoffs, as they earned an at-large bid versus South Dakota State in the first round. The Lumberjacks finished the regular season 9-2 for the first time since 1996.
The Lumberjacks closed out their season with an FCS-best eight defensive touchdowns. The quick hands of Lucky Dozier, Anders Battle, Austin Hasquet, Marcus Alford, Ryan Reardon, Blair Wishom and Randy Hale Jr. all contributed to help NAU lead the FCS.
NAU also had 19 players earn a total of 21 All-Big Sky honors, in addition to eight All-American honors.