Safety Daniel Lewis Jr. has been granted a medical hardship waiver that restores his junior-year status and maintains his two remaining years of UH eligibility. In other words: he redshirted in 2016.
Lewis suffered an injury against Michigan, UH’s second-game opponent in 2016, and missed the rest of the season. During the offseason, he underwent successful surgery for a sports hernia. He was able to participate in spring training.
Lewis, who joined UH in 2014, met the requirements for the waiver because: 1) he suffered a season-ending injury, 2) he did not play in more than 30 percent of his team’s games in 2016, and 3) the injury occurred in the first half of the season.
Lewis and Trayvon Henderson project as the No. 1 safeties entering training camp.