Marcedes Lewis

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Marcedes Lewis
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Lewis with the Jacksonville Jaguars
No. 89 – Jacksonville Jaguars
Position: Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1984-05-19) May 19, 1984 (age 33)
Place of birth: Los Alamitos, California
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight: 280 lb (127 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 3, 2017
Receptions: 355
Receiving yards: 4,246
Touchdowns: 31
Average: 12.0
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

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.

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 REC YDs AVG TDs
2002 6 51 8.5 1
2003 30 377 12.6 3
2004 32 402 12.7 7
2005 58 741 12.8 10

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40‑yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20‑ss 3‑cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 6 38 in
(1.99 m)
261 lb
(118 kg)
4.80 s 1.66 s 2.81 s 4.53 s 7.24 s 37 in
(0.94 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
23 reps
All values from NFL Combine

Lewis was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 28th pick in the 2006 NFL draft. He played college football with running back 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 $4.9 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, 2011 after a short training camp hold out, Lewis signed a five-year contract reportedly worth about $35 million ($17 million guaranteed).

On March 9, 2016, Lewis re-signed a three-year, $12 million contract to remain with the Jaguars.[6] He was placed on injured reserve on November 21, 2016 after suffering a calf injury in Week 11.[7]

Statistics

Year Team GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2006 JAX 15 3 13 126 9.7 31 1
2007 JAX 16 16 37 391 10.6 25 2
2008 JAX 16 16 41 489 11.9 30 2
2009 JAX 15 15 32 518 16.2 47 2
2010 JAX 16 16 58 700 12.1 42 10
2011 JAX 15 15 39 460 11.8 62 0
2012 JAX 16 15 52 540 10.4 26 4
2013 JAX 11 11 25 359 14.4 41 4
2014 JAX 8 8 18 206 11.4 63 2
2015 JAX 16 16 16 226 14.1 45 0
2016 JAX 10 10 20 169 8.4 37 1
Career 154 141 331 4,015 12.1 63 27

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

References

  1. ^ 2001 Long Beach Poly-Concord De La Salle game redefined the field
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2009-06-18. 
  3. ^ Lewis reaches out to new generation Archived 2009-06-20 at the Wayback Machine.
  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. 
  6. ^ http://www.jaguars.com/news/article-JaguarsNews/Marcedes-Lewis-to-stay-in-Jacksonville/e2b1cc44-dd80-42c7-adc5-56baee7771d8
  7. ^ Jackson, Zac (November 21, 2016). "Jaguars place Marcedes Lewis on IR". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com. 

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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