The last time Alabama linebacker Terrell Lewis played a meaningful down of football, he was busy sacking Georgia quarterback Jake Fromm in the College Football Playoff national title game. Lewis’ first sack of 2017 forced the Bulldogs to settle for a field goal, which then led to Alabama football changing forever when Tua Tagovailoa tossed the game-winning touchdown on the next drive.
After an ACL tear in the summer forced Lewis to be sidelined for the majority of this season once again, the Tide’s top edge rusher teased a potential return when the Alabama Crimson Tide face the Bulldogs in the SEC Championship on December 1, and it could be help bring more history to Tuscaloosa if No. 24 makes another epic return.
In the build up to top-ranked Alabama’s rematch with Georgia, Lewis posted a simple, yet intriguing comment to both his Twitter and Instagram page that came complete with a photo of his CFP National Championship sack.
The former five-star prospect and Washington D.C.’s 2016 Gatorade Player of the Year in high school has played in just 15 games since arriving in Tuscaloosa due to injuries. The junior recorded his first career sack against Arkansas as a true freshman when he played in 11 games and totaled 11 tackles.
As a sophomore last season, Lewis missed 10 games after an elbow injury during the season opener against Florida State. He would return near the end of the season, and he made the most of his first-career start in the CFP championship game recording a career-high seven tackles and the game-changing sack.
His ACL injury back during a practice in July has kept the blue-chip outside linebacker off the field all season, but could he be close enough to a triumphant return against the Bulldogs?
Even All-American linebacker Mack Wilson thinks something fishy might be in the works.
Can you imagine if Alabama, a team that already ranks No. 5 nationally and leads the SEC with 40 sacks, gets arguably one of the best pass rushers in the nation back?
That’s bad news for Jake Fromm, Trevor Lawrence, Ian Book, Kyler Murray, Dwayne Haskins, and any other quarterback that could potentially face the vaunted Crimson Tide and head coach Nick Saban down the stretch in 2018.