NU picks up O-line transfer from Buffs

2013-05-10T11:52:00Z 2013-05-10T17:22:11Z NU picks up O-line transfer from BuffsBy BRIAN CHRISTOPHERSON JournalStar.com
May 10, 2013 11:52 am  • 

The son of a former Husker All-American is joining the Nebraska program.

Offensive lineman Alex Lewis is planning to transfer from Colorado to Nebraska, according to HuskersIllustrated.com.

Lewis, who has been visiting Lincoln the last two days, will have two years to play after sitting out the 2013 season.

A native of Phoenix, Lewis originally chose a grayshirt offer form Colorado over offers from Michigan State, UNLV and Air Force, according to HI.

The 6-foot-6, 285-pound Lewis can play tackle or guard, but was a 12-game starter for Colorado at left guard last year. He was said to grade out as the second best lineman for the Buffs.

But his background as a tackle could become important at Nebraska given the fact the Huskers will lose Jeremiah Sirles, Brent Qvale and Andrew Rodriguez to graduation after this season.

His father Bill Lewis was an All-American center at Nebraska in 1985, and went on to play eight seasons in the NFL for the Raiders, Cardinals and Patriots.

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