This week, NAZ Today highlights NAU Football's Chauntez Thomas. Thomas came to NAU without a scholarship or commitment to be a student athlete. He has become one of the top defensive players for the Lumberjacks this season. This past homecoming game, he had the only sack of the game and 5 solo tackles which added to his total of 9 for the evening.

Thomas had to fight to earn a spot on the NAU Football team. Teammate, Carson Taylor, speaks of how much Thomas has helped in the growth of NAU's defense. Travis Baker, Defensive Line Coach, says that there was definitely a spot on the team due to his talent and determination. NAU has also rewarded Thomas with an athletic scholarship for his contribution to the team.