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 34)
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 6, 2018
Receptions: 375
Receiving yards: 4,502
Receiving touchdowns: 33
Player stats at NFL.com

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 for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), earned consensus All-American honors, and was recognized as the top college tight end. 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. 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[edit]

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.

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
Ht Wt 40-yard 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)
4.84 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[3]

Jacksonville Jaguars[edit]

Lewis was selected by the Jacksonville Jaguars with the 28th overall pick in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft.[4] 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 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.[5]

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.[6]

Due in part to the 2011 NFL lockout, the Jaguars placed the franchise tag on Lewis on February 24, 2011.[7] 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.[8] He was placed on injured reserve on November 21, 2016 after suffering a calf injury in Week 11.[9]

On March 20, 2018, Lewis was released by the Jaguars after 12 seasons with the team.[10]

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.[11][12]

NFL career statistics[edit]

Regular season[edit]

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
2017 JAX 16 16 24 318 13.3 37 5
2018 GB 6 1 0 0 - - 0
Career 176 142 375 4,502 12.0 63 33
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
Career 5 5 10 111 11.1 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]

  1. ^ SONDHEIMER, ERIC (December 16, 2008). "A Game Changer" – via LA Times.
  2. ^ "Archived copy". Archived from the original on July 25, 2011. Retrieved June 18, 2009.
  3. ^ "Marcedes Lewis - UCLA, TE : 2006 NFL Draft Scout Player Profile". DraftScout.com. Archived from the original on May 25, 2018. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  4. ^ "Meet Marcedes Lewis". OrlandoSentinel.com. October 22, 2016. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  5. ^ Lewis reaches out to new generation Archived June 20, 2009, at the Wayback Machine.
  6. ^ 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.
  7. ^ "Jaguars place franchise tag on tight end Marcedes Lewis". jaguars.com. February 24, 2011. Retrieved February 24, 2011.
  8. ^ "Marcedes Lewis to stay in Jacksonville".
  9. ^ Jackson, Zac (November 21, 2016). "Jaguars place Marcedes Lewis on IR". ProFootballTalk.NBCSports.com.
  10. ^ Wesseling, Chris (March 20, 2018). "Marcedes Lewis to be released by Jacksonville Jaguars". NFL.com.
  11. ^ Wesseling, Chris (May 24, 2018). "Packers signing former Jaguars TE Marcedes Lewis". NFL.com. Retrieved May 25, 2018.
  12. ^ Demovsky, Rob (May 31, 2018). "Breaking down TE Marcedes Lewis' contract". ESPN.com. Retrieved June 1, 2018.

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