Name: Ben Lewis
Position: H-Back/Wide Receiver
Year: (Redshirt) Junior
Hometown: Middletown, Md.
High School: Middletown
2014 Stats: Ben jumped into a larger role in the offense last year -- at least when he could -- and ended up with 24 catches for 275 yards and a touchdown.
2015 Projections: Ben's currently listed as the second "H-back" on the post-spring depth chart, so in theory, that will mean an even larger role in the offense. Chances are he'll be rotated around between the H-back (slot receiver) and tight end roles to help keep the best athletes on the field for various packages.
How'd He Get Here: Ben picked Syracuse over Townson (his only other solid offer). East Carolina and UConn were also interested.
What'd Recruiting Sites Say: Rivals and Scout both said two stars.
Money Quote: Oh look: A George McDonald appearance! (after the Louisville game last year)
"Unfortunately sometimes those things happen to the best of kids. I love Ben Lewis, and he's going to come back and keep fighting harder and harder, so that was just one of those things that happened in the crazy game of football."
Links of Wonder: DID Ben drop this touchdown pass against NC State? You be the judge.
Tweets Of Wonder: And now it's all coming back. And it hurts.
To make things worse, someone from Syracuse in the press box sounds the scoring horn. Ben Lewis feels Bono's pain.— Stephen Bailey (@Stephen_Bailey1) November 23, 2014
What Does Scott Shafer Think Of Him: Scott's proud, and in this case, also helpful for a kid's psyche.
"I’m so proud of Ben Lewis. Now everyone is going to ask him about a dropped pass, why don’t you ask him about the ones he made, and how hard he worked to put himself in a position to help this team. I love that kid and he’s going to fight his butt off to come back."
Interesting Nugget O'Interest: Ben's uncle, Bill Lewis, was on the Nebraska team that lost to Syracuse in the Carrier Dome. If Uncle Bill still cares about that loss, watching his nephew could be a difficult exercise.
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