Honors & Awards
- Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2014)
Offensive lineman Alex Lewis joined the Nebraska program for the 2014 spring semester and brings Division I experience to the Husker program. The 6-6, 290-pound Lewis spent his first two seasons at Colorado, before leaving the Buff program in 2013.
Lewis was impressive during spring practice, making a strong statement to earn the starting left tackle spot. Lewis could form an impressive veteran duo on the left side, while teaming with senior guard Jake Cotton. Lewis earned a spot on the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll during the spring semester.
Lewis is a second-generation Husker after his father, Bill, earned All-America honors as a center at Nebraska in 1985.
Before Nebraska (Colorado/Mountain Pointe HS)
Lewis sat out the 2013 season after leaving Colorado. He was a two-year letterwinner for Colorado in 2011 and 2012. As a sophomore in 2012, Lewis started all 12 games at left guard and earned honorable-mention sophomore All-America honors for his performance. 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, seeing time at both tackle and tight end as a true freshman, before moving to guard for his sophomore year. 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 standout offensive lineman at Mountain Pointe High School in Tempe, Ariz. He was a three-year starter at offensive tackle and 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.
On defense, Lewis played tackle and recorded 25 tackles, with six for losses including four quarterback sacks and one fumble recovery. The team won its 5A East Valley championship with a 26-23 win over Marcos de Niza in the final regular-season game, in one of Lewis’ top career games. 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 had nine tackles and forced one fumble that year. 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.