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Wisconsin Football Loses Former Starting WR to the Transfer Portal



Former Wisconsin football wide receiver Keontez Lewis
Sep 17, 2022; Madison, Wisconsin, USA; Wisconsin Badgers wide receiver Keontez Lewis (3) reacts after scoring a touchdown during the second quarter against the New Mexico State Aggies at Camp Randall Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Jeff Hanisch-USA TODAY Sports

The Wisconsin football program has lost former starting wide receiver Keontez Lewis to the transfer portal.

Lewis took to social media to announce his decision.

Wisconsin Football Loses Keontez Lewis to the Transfer Portal

Lewis is looking for a new home for the second time. The junior receiver previously transferred from UCLA after a redshirt year in 2021.

Lewis was a starter last season for the Badgers, finishing the season with 20 receptions for 313 yards and three touchdowns. Those marks would make him the third-highest on the team in receiver stats.

Lewis was buried in the depth chart after a slew of additions in the transfer portal ahead of the 2023 season. He played six snaps in the season opener against Buffalo and logged one catch for 12 yards. However, he did not see the field in week two against Washington State.

This news also comes after Lewis’ brother went on a tirade on social media for the past week due to the lack of playing time he was receiving. Lewis’s brother threw shade at the coaching staff, the NIL department at UW, and, seemingly, other Wisconsin football players. Safe to say, Lewis holds some of the same feelings as his brother and is now looking for another new home.

Lewis could be a hot commodity in the portal with his skill set. However, he could run into some potential trouble as a second-time transfer. Other two-time transfers have had to sit out a year due to NCAA rules, and that may not bode well for Lewis finding immediate eligibility at another school.

With Lewis’ departure, the Wisconsin football program now has Chimere Dike, Will Pauling, Bryson Green, CJ Williams, Skyler Bell, Quincy Burroughs, Vinny Anthony, and several other young players to fill out their receiver depth chart.

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