Texas A&M coach Mike Sherman said center Patrick Lewis, who started 13 games last season at right guard, emerged as one of the most pleasant surprises of the Aggies’ spring drills. Lewis, a junior, moved to the position midway through the spring after converted guard Brian Thomas struggled with snaps from shotgun formation. A&M must replace last year's starting center, Matt Allen, who has graduated.
“Lewis had a great spring. I think he’ll end up being the starting center,” Sherman said. “He’s started more games than any offensive lineman in that group.”
Lewis was one of five players Sherman cited during today's conference call with Big 12 coaches for having stellar spring performances. The others: safety Trent Hunter, linebacker Sean Porter, receiver Uzoma Nwachukwu and special teams performer Clay Hunnicutt, a reserve defensive back.
_ Jimmy Burch