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Marcedes Lewis

Marcedes Lewis
Lewis with the Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 89 Jacksonville Jaguars
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-05-19) May 19, 1984
Place of birth: Los Alamitos, California
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 272 lb (123 kg)
Career information
High school: Long Beach (CA) Poly
College: UCLA
NFL draft: 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Career history
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 6, 2015
Receptions: 321
Receiving yards: 3,837
Touchdowns: 27
Average: 12.0
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Marcedes Alexis Lewis (born May 19, 1984) is an American football tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), earned consensus All-American honors, and was recognized as the top college tight end. He was the first-round pick of the Jacksonville Jaguars in the 2006 NFL Draft, and has played for them since 2006.

Contents

  • Early years 1
  • College career 2
  • Professional career 3
    • 2006 NFL Combine 3.1
  • Awards 4
  • References 5
  • External links 6

Early years

Lewis was born in Los Alamitos, California. He graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School in Long Beach, California, where he played high school football for the Long Beach Poly Jackrabbits. In 2001, he competed in a nationally televised game against De La Salle of Concord, California.[1] As a senior, Lewis was named as a Parade magazine high school All-American and was considered a top prospect by all major recruiting services.[2]

College career

Lewis attended UCLA, and played for the UCLA Bruins football team from 2002 to 2005. In 49 games with the Bruins, he started 32 times. He ranks ninth on the school's overall career-record receiving list and first among tight ends with 126 receptions, holding the UCLA tight end all-time records with 1,571 yards receiving and 21 touchdowns. As a senior in 2005, Lewis was a first-team All-Pacific-10 selection, a consensus first-team All-American, and won the John Mackey Award, given annually to the top tight end in college football.

Year Receptions Yards Touchdowns Yards Per Catch
2002 6 51 1 8.5
2003 30 377 3 12.6
2004 32 402 7 12.7
2005 58 741 10 12.8

Professional career

2006 NFL Combine

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 7 in 261 lb 4.80 s 1.66 s 2.81 s 4.53 s 7.24 s 37 in 9 ft 10 in 23 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Lewis was selected by the Jaguars with the 28th pick in the 2006 NFL draft. He played college football with Maurice Jones-Drew at UCLA who was also selected on the first day. In July 2006, Lewis signed a five-year, $7.5 million contract that included $4.8 million guaranteed. Lewis was represented by NFL agent, James "Bus" Cook.

Lewis initially did not live up to expectations in terms of pass catching ability with 91 receptions through three seasons. However, he impressed coaches with his blocking ability. He was often used as a blocker during the 2008 NFL season due in part to an injured offensive line. Lewis has been active in his hometown community of Long Beach, California.[3]

In 2010, Lewis matched the Jaguars single season touchdown receptions record with a total of 10 and was selected to his first Pro Bowl. He had previously been named as an alternate for the 2009 Pro Bowl.[4]

Due in part to the 2011 NFL lockout the Jaguars placed the franchise tag on Lewis on February 24, 2011.[5] On August 5, after a short training camp hold out, Lewis signed a five-year contract reportedly worth about $35 million ($17 million guaranteed).

Year Receptions Yards Touchdowns Yards Per Catch
2006 13 126 1 9.7
2007 37 391 2 10.6
2008 41 489 2 11.9
2009 32 518 2 16.8
2010 58 700 10 12.1
2011 39 460 0 11.8
2012 52 540 4 10.4
2013 25 359 4 14.4
2014 18 206 2 11.4
Career 315 3,789 27 12.0

Awards

  • 2005 John Mackey Award (Best TE)
  • 2005 All-American Team
  • 2005 All-Pac-10 Team
  • 2004 John Mackey Award Finalist (Best TE)
  • 2004 All-American Team
  • 2004 All-Pac-10 Team
  • Prep Star Dream Team (Best Prep TE)
  • Super Prep All-American
  • Super Prep Elite (rated #4)
  • Parade All-American
  • Student Sports Hot 100 List (#30)
  • 2011 Pro Bowl Tight End

References

  1. ^ 2001 Long Beach Poly-Concord De La Salle game redefined the field
  2. ^ http://www.uclabruins.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/lewis_marcedes00.html
  3. ^ Lewis reaches out to new generation
  4. ^ Ganguli, Tania (December 28, 2010). "Jaguars Maurice Jones-Drew, Marcedes Lewis and Montell Owens selected to the Pro Bowl". Jacksonville.com. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 
  5. ^ "Jaguars place franchise tag on tight end Marcedes Lewis". jaguars.com. February 24, 2011. Retrieved February 24, 2011. 

External links

  • Player Bio at the Official Site of the Jacksonville Jaguars
  • Player Bio at the Official UCLA site
  • Marcedes Lewis official site
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