NAU assistant coach, former Panther Jeff Lewis dies

NAU assistant coach, former Panther Jeff Lewis dies

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17 Oct 1999: Jeff Lewis #8 of the Carolina Panthers passes the ball during the game against the San Francisco 49ers at 3Com Park in San Francisco, California. The Panthers defeated the 49ers 31-29.

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by The Associated Press

WCNC.com

Posted on January 6, 2013 at 10:45 AM

Updated Friday, Nov 1 at 6:03 AM

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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