Lallis Out For Remainder of Regular Season
K. Lewis to make decision on surgery
November 21, 2002

BLACKSBURG - Virginia Tech sophomore defensive tackle Jason Lallis suffered a dislocated shoulder in Wednesday night's football game against West Virginia and will miss the remainder of the regular season. Head athletic trainer Mike Goforth said the hope is for him to return for the bowl game, but that is questionable.

Lallis played just 13 snaps on defense Wednesday night and finished his season with 47 tackles, four tackles for loss, two sacks and seven quarterback hurries. The Mitchellville, Md., native had started all 11 games for the Hokies.

Additionally, Tech's other starting defensive tackle might be done for the season. Sophomore Kevin Lewis will have the option of playing the rest of the season with a torn pectoral muscle, which he sustained at Syracuse, or having season-ending surgery. If he has the surgery, he would not return for the bowl game. The decision is his and has not been made yet. The Richmond, Va., native played 23 snaps against West Virginia, recording two solo tackles. He has started all 11 games and has 50 tackles, five tackles for loss, a sack and six quarterback hurries.

Virginia Tech is back in action on Nov. 30, hosting the University of Virginia in the annual Dominion Virginia Power Classic.