Butler, a native of Phoenix, Ariz., is the reigning single season record holder for receiving yards after registering 1,208 last season for the Lumberjacks. The 6-foot-4 wideout tied the school record for touchdown catches in a season with 15, and was one of the top receivers in the FCS last year.
Cookus completed 37 touchdown passes; breaking an 11-year old FCS freshman record. A native of Thousand Oaks, Calif., Cookus registered 3,117 passing yards – the sixth most in NAU history in a season. Cookus led the nation and tied the NAU single-game passing touchdowns record of seven, while finishing fifth in national offensive player of the year voting.
Both players were also named to the All-Big Sky Preseason Team announced in July.
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