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Get To Know Your Orange Man - #84 WR Ben Lewis

Ben is looking to make a move up the depth chart this season. Can he do it?

Ben Lewis ready at the start of the wooden horse race before the Texas Bowl.
Ben Lewis ready at the start of the wooden horse race before the Texas Bowl.
Chris Carlson

Name: Ben Lewis

Position: Wide Receiver

Year: RS Sophomore

Height: 6'2"

Weight: 198

Hometown: Middletown, MD

High School: Middletown HS

2013 Stats: While Lewis saw the field in 12 games, he only nabbed one catch for seven yards. Still, better than nothing.

2014 Projections: Lewis is probably looking at another season of special teams duty. He's listed fourth on one of the WR depth chart positions.

How'd He Get HereAt the FBS level, Ben received some interest from UConn and East Carolina, but the only other offer he received (other than the one from Syracuse) was from the FCS' Towson.

What'd Recruiting Sites SayRivals was of the opinion that he was a 2-star prospect. Scout also said the same, and ranked him 228th among all wide receivers in the 2012 recruiting class.

Money Quote: "I always felt like I had that potential, but I didn't really realize it until I started going to some big time camps and going against the recruits there -- these highly-ranked cornerbacks -- and beating them one-on-one." - Lewis in 2012

Links Of Wonder: Lewis missed his true freshman season due to an injury suffered in the preseason.

Twitterfeed: None I could find.

Tweets Of Wonder: Honestly, nobody really tweets about Ben either. :( Half of them seem to be GTNAO profile tweets.

What Does Shafer Think Of Him: Nothing I could find but former WR coach Rob Moore said "(Ben) is not one of those athletes that's just going to roll out of bed and be your top five. He's a guy that is a hard worker and overachiever kind of guy."

Bonushere's what teammate Jarrod West said about him last year"Ben Lewis is going to be a real good slot receiver. He's more of a technician. He's not the fastest guy, but he uses his body real well. He has good hands."

Interesting Nugget O'Interest: His uncle, Bill Lewis, was an All-American center at Nebraska and played in the NFL. He was on that Nebraska team that came into the Dome No. 1 and left with a L.

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