Malcolm Lewis is recognized by the kind of injury football fans hate to hear about and hope the player can eventually overcome.
Once rated a 4-star by 247Sports, Lewis compiled seven receptions for 61 yards and a touchdown along with a 39-yard kick return through his first three collegiate games. The fourth outing, however, was when the promising young receiver suffered a terrible ankle injury and was sidelined for the season.
In 2013, a groin surgery limited Lewis, leaving him in a reserve role for the entire campaign. According to Christy Cabrera Chirinos of the South Florida Sun Sentinel, Al Golden said Lewis is currently in great shape.
If Kevin Olsen is named the starting quarterback in Ryan Williams' absence, look for the redshirt freshman to target Lewis often. The two showed great chemistry during the spring game, connecting a handful of times throughout the day.
Otherwise, Jake Heaps or Brad Kaaya will have a completely healthy and dangerous Lewis bursting from the slot.