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NC A&T Football BIO
2 Ricky Lewis

Breakdown: Should step in as the Aggies starting running back after the graduation of all-time leading rusher Mike Mayhew…Became a local icon after a sterling high school career at Greensboro Dudley as a quarterback…Had a career season as Mayhew’s backup in 2012…Can play several different roles for the Aggies, including running back, quarterback, wide receiver and kick and punt returner…Head coach Rod Broadway calls Lewis four players in one, and he marvels at how easily the game comes to him…Has a knack for being a playmaker, and he runs through the hole at the line of scrimmage with purpose…Has played in 29 games with seven starts during his career…Hopes to have his first career 100-yard rushing  game senior season…Has compiled 714 rushing yards and 10 touchdowns on a 152 carries…Has also compiled 1,280 all-purpose yards, 301 receiving yards and two touchdowns and 801 total offensive yards in his career…During the spring, bench pressed 285 pounds, power cleaned 275 pounds and squatted 455 pounds…He has also scored 12 touchdowns – 10 rushing and two receiving during his career.

 2012 Season: Played in 10 games with one start…Rushed for a career-high 437 yards and six touchdowns on 97 carries…Made six receptions for 62 yards and no touchdowns…Ranked 10th in the conference in scoring with 36 points…Led the team in yards per carry (4.5 ypc)…Also ranked second on the team in rushing and yards per game (43.7)…Led the Aggies in rushing twice during the season…Rushed for a career-high 95 yards on 14 carries and scored once in a 77-0 win over West Virginia State…Averaged 6.3 yards per carry and scored once in rushing for 76 yards on 12 carries in a 38-10 win over Howard on Oct. 13…Carried the ball 18 times for 81 yards and a touchdown in a 30-9 Homecoming win over Norfolk State on Oct. 27…Two weeks later, he rushed for 82 yards and a touchdown on 15 carries in a 17-7 win over S.C. State, the school’s first win over the Bulldogs in 12 seasons…Had a career-high two touchdowns and had a career-long 38-yard run in A&T’s 22-16 overtime win over N.C. Central on Nov. 17.

 2011 Season: Played in 11 games with five starts…Played several different roles for the Aggies, including quarterback, running back, wide receiver and punt and kick returner…Made all five starts at the receiver position…Finished the season with 239 yards receiving, 155 yards rushing and 23 yards passing…He also returned five punts and 10 kickoffs…Totaled 643 all-purpose yards and 178 yards in total offense…His 72-yard kickoff return against Norfolk State on Oct. 29 was the Aggies’ longest of the season…Had a career game against Virginia University of Lynchburg on Sept. 3 as he caught three passes for 100 yards and two touchdowns in a 38-7 win over the Dragons…Collected 56 yards rushing on nine carries against Appalachian State on Sept. 10…Also completed a pass in the game and returned two kickoffs for 47 yards…On Oct. 15 in a 42-24 win over Delaware State at Aggie Stadium, Lewis had 24 yards rushing on three carries, 22 yards receiving on two receptions and he completed a 20-yard pass to Larry Raper…Carried the ball four times for 26 yards and a touchdown at Howard on Oct. 22…The following week, he carried the ball three times for 20 yards and a touchdown at Norfolk State.

2010 Season: Played in eight games without a start…His roles included running the ball, playing quarterback and returning kicks…Completed all four of his pass attempts for 64 yards…Ran the ball 24 times for 124 yards and two touchdowns…Averaged 5.1 yards per carry and also returned three kicks for 16 yards…Played quarterback in the Aggies’ version of the “wildcat” formation in which he took a shotgun snap from center and made a decision to either hand the ball off or keep it himself…Scored his first career touchdown from the “wildcat” formation on Sept. 25 when he took a direct snap from the shotgun, faked a handoff to running back Mike Mayhew and ran into the end zone for an 8-yard touchdown at N.C. Central…Had eight carries for 47 yards against Morgan State on Oct. 9…The next week at Delaware State, completed a 44-yard pass to Wallace Miles.

High School: Led the Panthers to two consecutive undefeated state titles and was the named the MVP in both title games from the quarterback position...He was first-team All-Area, and he was named the area's Player of the Year two straight seasons...Rushed for more than 2,100 yards and threw for more than 1,500 yards in his career.

Position: Running Back/Wide Receiver
Height: 5'9"
Weight: 187
Year: Senior
City/State: Greensboro, N.C.
High School: Dudley
Major: Liberal Studies (Pre Law)
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