38 - Elan Lewis Position: Tailback
Class: r-Freshman
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 238 lbs.
High School: Phoebus
Hometown: Hampton, Va.
 
photo A tough inside runner who should be ready to compete for playing time when practice resumes barring any setbacks ... Suffered a knee injury during spring practice ... Surgery in May found a slightly torn meniscus and a frayed - but not torn - ACL ... The meniscus and ACL were trimmed ... Was making good progress in practices prior to being sidelined ... A special talent coming out of high school ... Arrived at Tech with a sore knee and a little extra weight and was redshirted ... Earned Iron Hokie honors in the winter strength and conditioning program ... Is comfortable with the football in his arms ... Also rates as an outstanding receiver out of the backfield ... Will compete for carries if healthy ... Has the ability to give the Tech running game a boost.

2005: Redshirted during the fall ... Improved in three of the four major lifts during winter strength and conditioning ... Posted 515-pound back squat during spring testing ... Had seven carries for 27 yards in first spring scrimmage ... Suffered a knee injury that sidelined him for the rest of the spring.

High School: Rushed for 2,323 yards and 35 touchdowns his senior season for Coach Bill Dee at Phoebus ... Rushed for 2,472 yards and a state-record 40 touchdowns as a junior, leading Phoebus to a Group AAA, Division 5 state title ... Finished with 7,156 career rushing yards, good for fourth-best in Virginia AAA history ... Broke former UVa running back Antwoine Womack's all-time Peninsula District rushing record ... A two-time Peninsula District Player of the Year ... Rushed for 100 or more yards in 37 consecutive games ... Rushed for 2,000 yards in the regular season twice, a feat no other Peninsula District back has accomplished ... Named to the Virginia All-Group AAA first-team all-state team by the Associated Press and the VHSCA as a running back ... Selected to the Newport News Daily Press All-Star Team ... The Daily Press' Offensive Player of the Year ... Ranked the No. 2 player in the state by The Roanoke Times ... Participated in the U.S. Army All-American game in San Antonio ... Ranked the No. 12 running back in the nation and the No. 4 player in the state by rivals.com ... Rated the No. 41 player in the nation and the No. 5 player in the Mid-Atlantic Coast by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report ... Ranked the No. 18 running back in the nation and the No. 2 player in the state of Virginia by SuperPrep ... Rated the No. 15 running back in the nation by collegefootballnews.com ... Ranked the No. 22 player on the East Hot 100 by scout.com ... Ranked the No. 18 running back in the nation and the No. 2 player in the state by scout.com ... Named an All-American by Tom Lemming's Prep Football Report and picked an All-American and an All-Atlantic Region selection by PrepStar ... Also named a postseason All-American by SuperPrep.

Personal: Elan Monte Lewis ... Born 5/7/86 in Hampton, VA ... Son Cheryl Scott and Richard Lewis ... Enrolled in university studies.

Rushing G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2006 8 28 47 1.7 1 9