Colorado's top returning lineman will transfer to Nebraska

Colorado's top returning lineman will transfer to Nebraska

[dropcap]A[/dropcap]lex Lewis, Colorado’s top returning offensive lineman, is transferring to Nebraska.

Alex Lewis (71) played in 24 games during his two seasons at Colorado.

Alex Lewis (71) played in 24 games during his two seasons at Colorado.

Lewis visited Lincoln the past two days and made the decision to become a Husker, according to a source.

The Denver Post reports that the website HuskerIllustrated.com has also reported Lewis’ transfer.

As a sophomore in 2012, Lewis started all 12 games at left guard for the Buffaloes and was an honorable mention All-Pac-12 selection by league coaches. He finished the year with an 85.3% grade, second on the team to recent NFL draftee David Bakhtiari, and led the regular starters with just two sacks allowed.

Lewis was expected to replace Bakhtiari as Colorado’s staring left tackle in 2013.

His father Bill Lewis played at Nebraska from 1981-85, and was a first team All-American as a senior. He went on to start 71 games during a seven-year career with the L.A. Raiders, Phoenix Cardinals and New England Patriots.

The younger Lewis came to Boulder as a lightly-recruited 250-pound offensive tackle from Mountain Pointe High School in Tempe, Ariz., and has now bulked up to 285 pounds and is now considered a future NFL prospect himself.

Officially part of the 2010 recruiting class, he “grayshirted” and enrolled in school in January of 2011. He saw action in 12 games playing both offensive tackle and tight end during his true freshman season.

Lewis will sit out the 2013 season due to NCAA transfer rules and have two years to play two in 2014.

Photo credit: Boulder Daily Camera

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