Marana QB Connor Leavens to play for NAU

Connor Leavens (Andy Morales/

Southern Arizona First-Team QB Connor Leavens accepted a preferred walk-on spot with NAU. The Marana senior announced his commitment to the Lumberjacks on Thursday afternoon.

“This is everything I’ve dreamed about doing, playing college football,” Leavens said. “I just can’t wait to make my family proud!”

Leavens threw for 1,716 yards this past year with 20 touchdowns. He also rushed for 376 yards with six more TDs.


Andy Morales was recognized by the AIA as the top high school reporter in 2014 and has been a youth, high school and college coach for over 30 years. His own children have won multiple state high school championships and were named to all-state teams. Competing in hockey, basketball, baseball and track & field in high school, his unique perspective can only be found here and on Andy was named a Local Hero by the Tucson Weekly for 2016. Contact Andy Morales at

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