A torn ACL in his right knee last summer robbed Robert Lewis of what was supposed to be his final year of college football. Instead, the Washington State pass catcher will be back in 2018, the result of a medical hardship redshirt granted by the NCAA.
Welcome back Rob Lew! Robert Lewis granted 6th year by NCAA
— WSU Cougar Football (@WSUCougFB) May 29, 2018
The 5-foot-9, 167-pound Lewis last played for WSU in 2016 when he had 33 catches for 394 yards and 3 touchdowns. For his career, he’s appeared in 37 games and has 117 receptions for 1,254 yards and 6 TDs, all of which are tops among active Cougars receivers.
Lewis, who redshirted as a freshman in 2013, is the second WSU player to earn a sixth year of eligibility. Linebacker Peyton Pelluer, limited to just three games last season because of a broken bone in his left foot, was given a hardship redshirt in January.