Lewis with the Jacksonville Jaguars
|No. 89 – Jacksonville Jaguars|
May 19, 1984 |
Los Alamitos, California
|Height:||6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)|
|Weight:||280 lb (127 kg)|
|High school:||Long Beach (CA) Poly|
|NFL Draft:||2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 9, 2017|
|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.
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. 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.
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.
|Ht||Wt||40‑yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20‑ss||3‑cone||Vert jump||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 6 3⁄8 in
|4.80 s||1.66 s||2.81 s||4.53 s||7.24 s||37 in
|9 ft 10 in
|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 by the Jaguars. 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.
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.
Due in part to the 2011 NFL lockout, the Jaguars placed the franchise tag on Lewis on February 24, 2011. 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).
- 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
- SONDHEIMER, ERIC (16 December 2008). "A Game Changer" – via LA Times.
- "Archived copy". Archived from the original on 2011-07-25. Retrieved 2009-06-18.
- Lewis reaches out to new generation Archived 2009-06-20 at the Wayback Machine.
- 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.
- "Jaguars place franchise tag on tight end Marcedes Lewis". jaguars.com. February 24, 2011. Retrieved February 24, 2011.
- "Marcedes Lewis to stay in Jacksonville".
- Jackson, Zac (November 21, 2016). "Jaguars place Marcedes Lewis on IR". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.