20 - Kenny Lewis, Jr. Position: Tailback
Class: Sophomore
Height: 5' 9"
Weight: 205 lbs.
High School: George Washington
Hometown: Danville, Va.
photo Came out of spring practice as the No. 2 man at the tailback position ... Has made tremendous progress in his short time at Tech ... Works extremely hard in the film room, as well as on the field ... Is seeing things quicker and reading his blocks better ... Is fast and athletic, and continues to get stronger ... Was called on to contribute when injuries depleted the depth at tailback last fall ... Played a key role in the Hokies' last two regular season games after starter Branden Ore was injured ... Contributed 153 yards on 36 carries in helping Tech to wins in those two games ... Originally signed with Virginia Tech in February 2003, but spent time in the Cincinnati Reds minor league system after being drafted in the fourth round that year ... Decided to give up baseball and entered Tech in January 2006 ... His dad, Kenny, Sr., is a member of the Virginia Tech Sports Hall of Fame.

2006: Was slated for a redshirt year ... Did not play in the first two games ... Coaches changed their minds after injuries limited the production at the No. 2 tailback spot ... Played 10 snaps against Duke and scored his first collegiate touchdown on a 2-yard run ... Picked up some added reps and game experience by participating in jayvee games against Fork Union and Hargrave ... Gained 161 yards on 31 carries against Hargrave and scored the game-winning TD with just over a minute remaining ... Rushed two times for 19 yards in the Southern Miss game ... Scored on a 14-yard run ... Posted a 17-yard run and 23 total yards rushing during the win over Clemson ... Saw brief action against Kent State ... Shared time at tailback with George Bell at Wake Forest after starter Branden Ore was injured ... Picked up 74 yards on 17 carries ... Turned in a season-best 26-yard run ... Made his first collegiate start in the Virginia game and ran for a personal-best 79 yards ... Ranked second on the team in rushing with 215 yards on 54 carries ... Won the Frank O. Moseley Award as the top offensive hustler during the off-season and spring workouts.

2005: Entered school for second semester ... Turned in the top 40 time among the running backs at 4.37 ... Rushed for 68 yards on 14 carries during the Hokies' first scrimmage of the spring ... Was slowed by a sprained ankle and did not play in the spring game.

High School: Scored 40 career touchdowns at George Washington High School for Coach Everett Woods ... Totaled 2,114 total rushing yards in high school, with 1,040 his senior season ... Set a school record for touchdowns on returns, with four on kick returns and two on punt returns ... First-team all-state, first-team all-district and first-team all-region as a running back and return specialist ... Also named All-Metro ... Offensive Player of the Year and Most Outstanding Player of the Year in the district ... Returned a punt for 100 yards as a junior ... Also played baseball and ran track in high school ... Ran the 55 meters in 6.15.

Personal: Kenneth Eugene Lewis, Jr. ... Born 10/13/84 in Manhassett, NY ... Son of Kenny and Theresa Lewis ... Father played football and ran track at Virginia Tech, and played football for the New York Jets ... Enrolled in human nutrition, foods and exercise.

Rushing G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2006 7 54 215 4.0 2 26
2007 14 57 205 3.6 4 44
Career 21 111 420 3.8 6 44

Receiving G No. Yds. Avg. TD LG
2007 14 5 27 5.4 0 12