|No. 89 Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Date of birth: May 19, 1984 (1984-05-19) (age 30)|
|Place of birth: Los Alamitos, California|
|Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m)||Weight: 275 lb (125 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 1 / Pick: 28|
|Debuted in 2006 for the Jacksonville Jaguars|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2013|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Marcedes Alexis Lewis (born May 19, 1984 in Los Alamitos, California) is an American football tight end for the Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League. He was drafted from UCLA as the 28th pick in the 2006 NFL Draft. He was UCLA's only tight end to win the John Mackey Award for the best tight end in college football when he won in 2005. He graduated from Long Beach Polytechnic High School where he was teammates with Winston Justice, Darnell Bing, Manuel Wright, and Hershel Dennis, all who chose to attend rival USC. Marcedes also competed in a nationally televised game against De La Salle of Concord, California in 2001 against future college and pro teammate Maurice Jones-Drew.
College career[edit | edit source]
Lewis played four seasons for UCLA of the Pacific Ten Conference. He played under coach Bob Toledo (2002) and coach Karl Dorrell (2003-2005). In 49 games with the Bruins, Marcedes started 32 times. He ranks ninth on the school’s overall career-record 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.
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Professional career[edit | edit source]
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. Lewis initially did not live up to expectations in terms of pass catching ability with 91 receptions through three seasons. However, he has impressed coaches with his blocking ability. He was used as a blocker a lot in the 2008 NFL season due in part to an injured offensive line. Marcedes Lewis has been active in his hometown community of Long Beach, California.
2009 was Lewis' best season until 2010 as he was selected as an alternate to the pro bowl. He is widely known as one of the NFL's best pure blocking tight ends yet also has great impact on the passing game.
In 2010, Lewis matched the Jaguars single season touchdown receptions record with a total of 10 and was selected to his first Pro Bowl of his career.
Awards[edit | edit source]
- 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)
- 2010 Pro Bowl Tight End