FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. – The Northern Arizona football team has been ranked No. 15 by Lindy's Sports in the 2016 FCS Top 25 preseason poll. The Lumberjacks return 93.5 percent of its passing yards and 76.3 percent of its total offense, as they prep for the upcoming season.
Earning preseason All-America honors by the organization were sophomore quarterback Case Cookus and junior Emmanuel Butler. Cookus and Butler return to an NAU team that went 7-4 overall and 5-3 in the Big Sky a year ago. Under the helm of veteran head coach Jerome Souers, the Lumberjacks begin their 11-game 2016 slate on Sept. 3 on the road at Arizona State.
This is the second preseason honor for NAU, as it was ranked No. 25 by Athlon Sports.