Ball State RB gets sixth season

Running back MiQuale Lewis is officially returning to Ball State.

The university announced Friday that Lewis, the team’s leading rusher each of the last two seasons, has been granted a medical waiver from the NCAA.

Lewis suffered a torn ACL in 2007 that caused him to miss most of the season.

Lewis told the Ball State Daily News in January that he’d received the extra year of eligibility, but Ball State had not yet gotten official word from the NCAA.

In 2008, Lewis rushed for a Ball State record 1,736 yards and 22 touchdowns. Last season, Lewis broke the school record for most yards in a game with 301 against Eastern Michigan.

He is the third leading rusher in Ball State history with 3,334 yards and is a two-time All-Mid-American Conference selection.

Ball State begins spring practice on March 24.