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History football

Let Inside NAU take you back in time this summer with tidbits of university history.

History lesson: Lumberjacks score name

Upon playing its first interscholastic game against Winslow High School under coach Clarence D. Thorpe in the fall of 1915, Northern Arizona Normal School’s football team was named the “Lumberjacks.”

Flagstaff’s key lumber industry at the time influenced the name. The Lumberjacks won the game, defeating Winslow High 26-0.