Marcedes Lewis

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Marcedes Lewis
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Lewis with the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2014
No. 89 – Green Bay Packers
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1984-05-19) May 19, 1984 (age 36)
Los Alamitos, California
Height:6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)
Weight:267 lb (121 kg)
Career information
High school:Long Beach Polytechnic
(Long Beach, California)
College:UCLA
NFL Draft:2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of Week 11, 2020
Receptions:398
Receiving yards:4,737
Receiving touchdowns:36
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Marcedes Alexis Lewis (born May 19, 1984) is an American football tight end for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at UCLA, earning consensus All-American honors. He was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft.

Early years[edit]

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.[1] In 2001, he competed in a nationally televised game against De La Salle of Concord, California.[2] 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.[3]

College career[edit]

Lewis attended UCLA, and played for the UCLA Bruins football team from 2002 to 2005.[4] 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.[5][6]

College statistics[edit]

UCLA Bruins
Year GP Receiving
Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2002 12 6 51 8.5 16 1
2003 13 30 377 12.6 38 3
2004 12 32 402 12.6 29 7
2005 12 58 741 12.8 40 10
Total 49 126 1,571 12.5 40 21
Source: UCLABruins.com

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump Bench press
6 ft 6 38 in
(1.99 m)
261 lb
(118 kg)
4.84 s 1.67 s 2.82 s 4.82 s 7.24 s 37 in
(0.94 m)
9 ft 10 in
(3.00 m)
23 reps
All values are from NFL Combine[7]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Lewis was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 28th overall pick in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft.[8] He played college football with running back Maurice Jones-Drew at UCLA who was also selected on the first day by the Jaguars.[9] In July 2006, Lewis signed a five-year, $7.5 million contract that included $4.9 million guaranteed.

Lewis made his NFL debut in Week 1 of the 2006 season against the Pittsburgh Steelers in a 9–0 victory.[10] He scored his first professional touchdown on a one-yard reception from David Garrard in Week 12 against the Buffalo Bills.[11] He finished his rookie season with three starts in 15 appearances. He totaled 13 receptions for 126 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.[12] His role expanded in the 2007 season with 37 receptions for 391 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns. He started all 16 games in his second year.[13] In 2008, Lewis started all 16 games once again and recorded 41 receptions for 489 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns, which came in consecutive games in Week 5 and Week 6.[14] In the 2009 season, he started all 16 games and recorded 32 receptions for 518 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.[15]

In the 2010 season, 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.[16] He started all 16 games and had three games with multiple receiving touchdowns.[17]

Due in part to the 2011 NFL lockout, the Jaguars placed the franchise tag on Lewis on February 24, 2011.[18] 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).[19] In the 2011 season, he started in and appeared in 15 games and totaled 39 receptions for 460 receiving yards. For the first time in his professional career, he did not have a touchdown[20] In the final game of the 2012 regular season against the Tennessee Titans, Lewis had seven receptions for 103 receiving yards for his first game going over the 100-yard mark.[21] He totaled 52 receptions for 540 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns on the season.[22] In the 2013 season, he totaled 25 receptions for 359 receiving yards and four receiving touchdowns in 11 games. The four receiving touchdowns all came in four consecutive games from Week 13 to Week 16.[23] In the 2014 season, he totaled 18 receptions for 206 receiving yards and two receiving touchdowns.[24] Lewis continued his constant production in the 2015 season with 16 receptions for 226 receiving yards in 16 games, all starts.[25]

On March 9, 2016, Lewis re-signed a three-year, $12 million contract to remain with the Jaguars.[26] He was placed on injured reserve on November 21, 2016 after suffering a calf injury in Week 11 against the Detroit Lions.[27] He totaled 20 receptions for 169 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown in ten starting appearances.[28] In Week 3 of the 2017 season, he recorded four receptions for 62 receiving yards and a career-high three receiving touchdowns in a 44–7 victory over the Baltimore Ravens.[29] He finished with 24 receptions for 318 receiving yards and five receiving touchdowns in 16 starts.[30] In the AFC Championship loss to the New England Patriots, Lewis recorded his first postseason touchdown on a four-yard reception from Blake Bortles.[31]

On March 20, 2018, Lewis was released by the Jaguars after 12 seasons with the team.[32]

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On May 24, 2018, the Green Bay Packers signed Lewis to a one-year, $2.1 million contract that included a $500,000 signing bonus.[33][34]

Lewis caught his first pass as a Packer on November 4, 2018 during a Week 9 loss to the New England Patriots.[35] He finished the 2018 season with three catches for 39 yards.[36]

On March 18, 2019, Lewis re-signed with the Packers on a one-year, $2.1 million dollar contract.[37][38]

Lewis caught his first touchdown as a Packer, a one-yard reception from Aaron Rodgers, on December 1, 2019 during a Week 13 victory over the New York Giants.[39] He finished the 2019 season with 15 receptions for 156 receiving yards and one receiving touchdown.[40]

On March 24, 2020, Lewis re-signed with the Packers on a one-year contract.[41]

Personal life[edit]

Lewis has been active in his hometown of Long Beach, California, holding football camps that combine sports development with academics. He has one daughter, Lexi Lewis, born January 7, 2011.[42]

NFL career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

Year Team GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD FUM Lost
2006 JAX 15 3 13 126 9.7 31 1 0 0
2007 JAX 16 16 37 391 10.6 25 2 0 0
2008 JAX 16 16 41 489 11.9 30 2 0 0
2009 JAX 15 15 32 518 16.2 47 2 1 0
2010 JAX 16 16 58 700 12.1 42 10 2 2
2011 JAX 15 15 39 460 11.8 62 0 0 0
2012 JAX 16 15 52 540 10.4 26 4 0 0
2013 JAX 11 11 25 359 14.4 41 4 1 1
2014 JAX 8 8 18 206 11.4 63 2 0 0
2015 JAX 16 16 16 226 14.1 45 0 0 0
2016 JAX 10 10 20 169 8.4 37 1 0 0
2017 JAX 16 16 24 318 13.3 37 5 0 0
2018 GB 16 4 3 39 13.0 30 0 0 0
2019 GB 16 11 15 156 10.4 25 1 0 0
Career 202 172 393 4,697 12.0 63 34 4 3
Source: NFL.com

Postseason[edit]

Year Team GP GS Rec Yds Avg Lng TD
2007 JAX 2 2 6 90 15.0 34 0
2017 JAX 3 3 4 21 5.3 16 1
2019 GB 2 2 2 14 7.0 11 0
Career 7 7 12 125 10.4 34 1
Source: pro-football-reference.com

Awards[edit]

  • 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[edit]

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  2. ^ Sondheimer, Eric (December 16, 2008). "A Game Changer". Los Angeles Times. Retrieved September 19, 2019.
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