38 - Elan Lewis Position: Tailback
Class: r-Sophomore
Height: 5' 8"
Weight: 226 lbs.
High School: Phoebus
Hometown: Hampton, Va.
photo Battled a nagging knee injury and extra weight last year in an effort to earn playing time ... Saw limited action in eight games ... Scored his first collegiate touchdown during the Georgia Tech game ... Has great vision and the ability to break tackles ... Showed continued progress in the strength and conditioning program during the off-season ... Needs to make a good summer preparation ... Has the ability to help the Hokies' running game if he can return to form.

2006: Slowed in preseason by extra weight and a sore knee ... Saw action on six plays against Northeastern ... Carried the football twice for 11 yards ... Got three carries for 2 yards at UNC ... Got six carries against Duke, but netted just 2 yards ... Had a carry for 2 yards in his only play against Cincinnati ... Picked up 19 yards on five rushes against Georgia Tech ... Played a total of 34 snaps and scored his first collegiate TD on a 1-yard plunge ... Had one carry for a 1-yard gain against Southern Miss ... Carried the ball eight times for 7 yards versus Clemson ... Ran the football eight times for 7 yards against Clemson ... Did not travel to Miami due to a sore knee ... Missed the Kent State game ... Carried the football two times for 3 yards against Virginia ... Was an Iron Hokie during spring max testing ... Had personal bests in three of the four major lifts, including a 535-pound back squat ... Ripped off an 18-yard run in the team's second spring scrimmage.

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