NIU wide receiver Tommylee Lewis to miss rest of season

Tuesday September 23rd, 2014

Northern Illinois senior wide receiver Tommylee Lewis will miss the remainder of the 2014 season due to a lower body injury, the school announced in a press release Tuesday.

Lewis, who also is the team's return specialist, has sat out the Huskies' last two games with the injury. The school can apply for a medical hardship waiver through the Mid-American Conference at the end of the season.

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The receiver has 3,617 all-purpose yards in his career with NIU, including eight receiving touchdowns and four kick return touchdowns. 

Prior to the season, he was named to the Paul Hornung Award Watch List, which is given to versatile, high-level performers.

The Huskies are 3-1 this season after losing to Arkansas last Saturday. They are off this weekend and host Kent State on Oct. 4.

- Molly Geary

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