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Alex Lewis

Position: OL

Height: 6/6

Weight: 285

Hometown: Tempe, AZ

High school: Mountain Pointe

Recruitment: Scholarship

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Colorado offensive lineman Alex Lewis will transfer to Nebraska, according to a report from 247Sports’ Michael Bruntz.

Lewis, who started 12 games last season and must sit out a year, is the son of 1985 Nebraska All-American center Bill Lewis and has two seasons of eligibility.

Bill Lewis, who confirmed the transfer to 247Sports on Friday, played 71 games in the NFL.

As a transfer, Lewis will sit out the 2013 season and have two more years to play, beginning in 2014.

"As a student-athlete, when you commit to your first school, you think that's where it's always going to be and it's going to be a perfect school," he told HuskerOnline.com. "It doesn't always end up being a perfect fit. Just committing to the idea of transferring is a hard decision, but I just thought long and hard about it. It's not an easy decision or one you can make overnight. It's something that's developed over time.

"Going on my visit to Nebraska, it reassured to me that I made the right decision. Just the people around the town are great and just the attitude around the sport of football is awesome. I love the passion there about winning and the passion around the team and how they work as a team. It's really exciting and it's something that I enjoyed and it's something I'm looking forward to."