Manitoba Bisons, Winnipeg Rifles mourn death of Scott Naujoks at age 29

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The amateur football community in Manitoba is mourning the loss of Scott Naujoks, who passed away suddenly on Monday at the age of 29.

Naujoks graduated from St. Paul’s High School in Winnipeg as a receiver and went on to play with the University of Manitoba Bisons and the Winnipeg Rifles of the CJFL.

According to the Bisons website, he served as the receivers coach and offensive coordinator at St. Paul’s for a decade following his graduation. He became an assistant with the Bisons in 2019 where he served as a receivers coach.

Naujoks has two brothers who are currently on Manitoba’s roster — quarterback Riley Naujoks and receiver Brendan Naujoks.

The Bisons plan to honour the life of Naujoks before their game against the University of Calgary Dinos on Oct. 16.