Posted: Saturday January 5, 2013 11:51 PM

NAU assistant coach Jeff Lewis dies

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FLAGSTAFF, Ariz. (AP) - Northern Arizona assistant coach Jeff Lewis, a former Lumberjacks quarterback who played for Denver and Carolina in the NFL, died Saturday. He was 39.

Northern Arizona confirmed Lewis' death. The school didn't provide a cause of death, saying only that Lewis died Saturday in Phoenix.

Lewis was Northern Arizona's wide receivers coach. As a player at the school from 1992-95, Lewis completed 785 of 1,315 passes for 9,639 yards and 67 touchdowns. He was inducted into the NAU Hall of Fame in 2003.

Lewis appeared in five games for the Broncos in 1996-98 and seven with the Panthers in 1999-2000. He completed 28 of 54 attempts for 210 yards and threw two interceptions.

 
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