FLAGSTAFF, AZ - Northern Arizona University is mourning the loss of a NAU football legend.
NAU announced Saturday that assistant football coach Jeff Lewis has died.
"Today is a very sad day for the Lumberjack football family," said head coach Jerome Souers in a statement. "Jeff was one of the best Lumberjacks of all time and a valuable member of our program."
Lewis was a quarterback for the Lumberjacks from 1991-1995, and he also was inducted into the NAU Hall of Fame in 2003. Lewis also played in the NFL. He played for the Broncos, Panthers, and Saints. Lewis was part of two Super Bowl teams during his career in the NFL.
Lisa Campos, vice president for Intercollegiate Athletics said in a statement,"This loss is felt throughout NAU Athletics, where Jeff's impact as a player, a coach and an outstanding person will always be remembered."
Funeral services for Lewis are still pending.