Honors & Awards
» Team Captain (2015)
» Second-Team All-Big Ten (Coaches, 2015)
» Third-Team All-Big Ten (Media, 2015)
» Honorable-Mention All-Big Ten (Media, Coaches, 2014)
» Academic All-Big Ten (2014)
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2014)
Alex Lewis was a fixture on the offensive line in his two seasons in the Husker program, manning the left tackle position for 26 consecutive games in 2014 and 2015.
A transfer from Colorado, Lewis helped the Nebraska offense to an impressive showing in 2015. The Huskers ranked among the conference leaders in scoring offense, total offense and passing offense. Lewis was recognized for his contribution to the Husker offense, earning second-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference coaches, and third-team accolades from the media.
Lewis was a second-generation Husker, following in the footsteps of his father, Bill, who was an All-America center at Nebraska in the mid 1980s. Like his father, the younger Lewis also served as a team captain, becoming only the third family in Nebraska history to have a father-son combination both serve as Cornhusker captains.
The younger Lewis earned his degree in sociology in August of 2015.
Lewis was the most veteran returnee on the offensive line and played a key role, starting all 13 games at the left tackle spot. Lewis earned second-team all-conference honors for his work in helping an offense that averaged 32.8 points, 266.9 passing yards and 446.9 yards of total offense per game, to rank in the top three in the conference in each category.
Lewis was strong in pass protection, as the Husker offensive line allowed just 14 sacks in 13 games, ranking ninth in the nation in fewest sacks allowed per game. The offensive line also provided the pass protection for quarterback Tommy Armstrong Jr. to throw for better than 3,000 yards and 22 touchdown passes.
Lewis started all 13 games at left tackle and was a key part of an offensive line that powered several record-setting performances and helped NU rank in the top 20 nationally in rushing and scoring offense. The Nebraska offense opened the season with a Big Ten modern-era record of 784 yards of total offense, including 498 rushing yards.
The line pounded the defenses of both Miami and Illinois as the Huskers rushed for 343 and 458 yards, respectively, and Ameer Abdullah topped 200 yards in both contests. The line paved the way for Abdullah’s fourth 200-yard rushing game against Rutgers.
Before Nebraska (Colorado/Mountain Pointe HS)
Lewis sat out the 2013 season after leaving Colorado. He was a two-year letterwinner for the Buffs in 2011 and 2012. Lewis started all 12 games at left guard in 2012 and earned honorable-mention sophomore All-America honors. Lewis graded out second-best among all CU offensive linemen in 2012, and he allowed just two sacks on the season.
Lewis saw action in all 12 games in 2011, playing both tackle and tight end as a true freshman, before moving to guard. Lewis made three starts including one at left tackle and two at tight end. He did not have any receptions as a tight end, but was an excellent blocker.
Lewis was a three-year starter at offensive tackle at Mountain Pointe High School in Tempe, Ariz. He earned first-team all-state, first-team all-city and first-team All-5A East Valley honors as a senior for Coach Norris Vaughan. Mountain Pointe averaged 315.7 yards per game on the ground behind Lewis’ blocking, and the team featured a pair of 1,700-yard rushers who combined for 51 touchdowns. The team went 12-1, including 10-0 in the regular season, and earned the regional championship before falling in the third round of the playoffs.
Lewis played defensive tackle and recorded 25 tackles, with six for losses including four quarterback sacks and one fumble recovery. As a junior, Lewis earned first-team all-city and first-team All-5A East Valley honors when he played both offensive guard and defensive tackle. He also lettered in lacrosse at Mountain Pointe.
Lewis was born on April 21, 1992. His father, Bill, earned All-America honors as a center at Nebraska in 1985, and he went on to play seven seasons in the National Football League with the Los Angeles Raiders, Arizona Cardinals and New England Patriots. Alex Lewis is majoring in sociology. He has volunteered his time with NFL Fuel Up 60, Husker Hotline and local school and community rec center outreach events.
Nebraska Career Stats
» Games Played– 26 (13 in 2014, 13 in 2015)
» Games Started– 26 (13 in 2014, 13 in 2015)