FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona specialist unit lost an All-American, who was one of the best in the country in punting, but a new year allows for new people to step up.
Junior Ryan Hawkins and sophomore Brian Drulias will handle this year's placekicking and kickoff duties. Hawkins has the most experience out of the two after appearing in all 12 games last season. He recorded 58 kickoffs for a total of 3,561 yards and an average of 61.4 yards per kick.
Short snapper Hayden Renning and long snapper Andy Bachelier will lead the unit during their senior season. Both players have played important roles for NAU over the years, and will be called upon to do the same in their last year.