Marcedes Lewis life and biography

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Marcedes Lewis biography

Date of birth : 1984-05-19
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Los Alamitos, California
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-10-26
Credited as : Football player NFL, tight end for the Jaguars, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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TRANSACTIONS: Originally drafted in the first round (28th overall) of the 2006 draft.

Has emerged as one of the NFL’s top tight ends with his ability to stretch the field in the passing game and physical presence in the running game … Has started 49 of 62 games since being selected with club’s first-round pick in 2006 … Career totals include 123 receptions for 1,524 yards (12.4 avg.) with seven TDs … Recorded 14 career receptions of 25-plus yards, the most by a Jaguars TE in team history … Ranked first in the NFL in 2009 among tight ends with 16.2 avg. per reception (32-518) and fourth with eight receptions of 25-plus yards … One of only three tight ends in franchise history and 12 players overall with 100-plus receptions … Produced career-high numbers in 2008 with 41 receptions and followed with career-high 518 receiving yards in 2009… Has missed only two games in his career ... Hampered by injuries as a rookie but was only player in 2007 to start all 16 games … Named to Player Leadership Council in 2008 … Highest drafted TE in Jaguars history … Winner of 2005 Mackey Award, given to nation's top collegiate TE … Second TE taken in 2006 draft behind Maryland's Vernon Davis (6th overall) … Was teammate of Jaguars RB/KR Maurice Jones-Drew at UCLA … Former basketball player who was heavily recruited in college …

2009

Started 15 games at TE and produced career-high 518 yards on 32 receptions for two touchdowns … Led team with 16.2 average per reception, the highest average per reception among NFL tight ends … Tied for team-lead and ranked fourth among NFL tight ends with career-high eight receptions of 25-plus yards, the most in a season by a Jaguars TE … Recorded the four longest receptions of his career … Sustained a head injury in week 16 and was inactive for the season-finale … 9/13 at IND: Had three receptions for 23 yards in season-opener … 9/20 vs. ARI: Posted three receptions for 62 yards with a 25-yard TD reception … 10/4 vs. TEN: Had four receptions for career-high 76 yards and became only third TE (Pete Mitchell, Kyle Brady) to surpass 100 career receptions. Recorded a 33-yard TD pass from David Garrard … 10/11 at SEA: Finished with three receptions for 13 yards … Recorded 20-yard reception late in the third quarter on 11/1 at TEN … 11/15 at NYJ: Registered 58 yards on two receptions including a 33-yard reception on the game-winning drive in the fourth quarter. Made an acrobatic 25-yard catch in the second quarter …11/22 vs. BUF: Finished with 70 yards on three receptions including a 35-yard catch in the fourth quarter. The 70 yards marked the second-most of his career. The 35-yard reception tied Kyle Brady (6, 2000) for the most receptions of 25-plus yards in a season by a TE … 11/29 at SF: Totaled three receptions for 40 yards including a 22-yard grab in the third quarter … 12/6 vs. HOU: Hooked up with Garrard for a career-long 47-yard reception in the first quarter, the third-longest reception by a TE in team history … 12/17 vs. IND: Produced 53 yards on four receptions with a long of 25 yards. Established a career-high for single-season receiving yards … 12/27 at NE: Sustained head injury in the first quarter and did not return …

2008

Played in all 16 games for the second consecutive season and made 15 starts … Finished with a career-high 41 receptions for 489 yards and two TDs … Became first Jaguars TE since Kyle Brady (43, 2002) to have 40-plus receptions in a season and had the most receiving yards by a tight end since 2000 (Brady, 729) … Had four-plus receptions in five games and finished with a reception of 19-plus yards in eight of the last 12 games … Selected to USA Today All-Joe Team, which goes to players and coaches who have over achieved and are often overlooked … 10/5 vs. PIT: Scored first TD of the season on a 24-yard pass from David Garrard … 10/12 at DEN: Registered second straight game with a TD with 30-yard reception for the game-winning score. Finished with three receptions for 64 yards … Recorded four receptions for 64 yards on 11/9 at DET … Posted four receptions for 41 yards on 11/23 vs. MIN … Made season-high six receptions for 55 yards on 12/18 vs. IND …

2007

Started a career-high 16 games and both playoff games … Finished with then career-high 37 receptions for 391 yards and two TDs … Only player to start all 16 games … Helped pave the way for the Jaguars to rank second in the NFL with 2,391 rushing yards (149.4 avg.), the second-most in team history … 9/9 vs. TEN: Tied for team-lead with four receptions for 35 yards … 9/23 at DEN: Led team with three receptions for 44 yards … 11/18 vs. SD: Scored first TD of the season on pass from David Garrard … 11/25 vs. BUF: Recorded career-high five receptions for 57 yards … 12/2 at IND: Tied career-high with five receptions including a two-yard TD pass … 1/5 at PIT: Started at TE in AFC Wild Card game and totaled two receptions for 16 yards in first career postseason game … 1/12 at NE: Led team with 74 receiving yards on four receptions in AFC Divisional game …

2006

Played in 15 games with three starts … Totaled 13 receptions for 126 yards and one TD … Missed final three preseason games after suffering ankle injury in preseason opener 8/12 at MIA and was inactive for season-opener on 9/10 vs. DAL … 10/1 at WAS: Registered 31-yard yard catch … 10/8 vs. NYJ: Made first career start … 11/26 at BUF: Scored first career TD on one-yard pass from David Garrard.

COLLEGE

Winner of 2005 Mackey Award, given to nation's top TE … Started 32 of 49 games in four seasons … Set school record for TEs with career totals of 126 receptions for 1,571 yards and 21 TDs … Unanimous All-America and All-Pac 10 selection as a senior, finishing with 59 receptions for 741 yards and 10 TDs … Second among Division I-A TEs with 4.8 receptions per game as a senior … Started 10 of 12 games as a junior and recorded team-high seven receiving TDs .. Started eight of 13 games as a sophomore and ranked second on team with 30 receptions for 377 yards and three TDs … Appeared in all 12 games with two starts as a true freshman … Majored in history.

PERSONAL

Single … Resides in Long Beach, Calif. … Attended Poly (Long Beach, Calif.) High … Was heavily recruited in basketball after lettering for three years … Played QB as a freshman before moving to TE for final three seasons … Named Parade All-America, Super Prep Elite 50 and Super Prep All-America as senior … Had 44 receptions for 710 yards and seven sacks as a DE as a senior … … Supports the charitable efforts of his teammates ... Honored with 2008 Morgan Stanley Barney Community Leader of the Year Award for his work in the community … Supports the Jacksonville Jaguars Foundation Playbooks reading initiative ... Is a frequent visitor to the Jacksonville Humane Society where he was guest at Camp Kindness in 2009 and served as judge at the 2010 Fur Ball Gala ... Has an English Mastif, Crush … Established the Marcedes Lewis Foundation in 2009 to support youth by awarding scholarships to those that wouldn’t be able to participate in sports without financial assistance. The ultimate goal is to send a child from Long Beach to college on a full scholarship on an annual basis ... Served as guest speaker the last two years to graduating class at Long Beach Poly … Hosted youth football camp the last two years at Long Beach State University. … Participated both financially and in person at the 2009 Shop with a Jock event at Wal-Mart where more than 50 children from the Bridge of Northeast Florida and the Mali Vai Washington Kids Foundation were treated to a shopping spree … Says of his mother, Yvonne Withers, "the strongest person I know” as she gave birth to him at 15 years old … Full name: Marcedes Alexis Lewis.

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