Norco, CA: Arizona State running back Deantre Lewis recovering from being shot

Arizona State freshman running back Deantre Lewis was shot Saturday night and is recovering in a local hospital in his hometown of Norco, California. Lewis was reportedly shot in the buttocks and his injuries are not thought to be life threatening.

The Arizona Republic reports that Lewis was visiting family but could not reveal further details due to privacy laws. Teammates of Lewis have been updating their Facebook pages with small updates on the recovering running back, a freshman, and confirming Lewis was shot in the buttocks.

In his first season with Arizona State on the field Lewis was second on the team in rushing with 539 yards and four touchdowns and 370 receiving yards (fifth on the team) and two touchdowns. Lewis rushed for over 100 yards in three straight games against Wisconsin, Oregon and Oregon State but the Sun Devils lost all three games.

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