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Senior Alex Lewis is one of three returning tackles who saw extensive action in the 2014 season. The 6-6, 290-pound Lewis held down the left tackle starting job throughout the entire season and hopes to hold down that position again in 2015.
A transfer from Colorado, Lewis excelled in his first season in the program, teaming with Jake Cotton to give NU a strong left side of the line. The group helped Ameer Abdullah to a record-setting senior season and also helped Nebraska rank among the Big Ten’s best teams in protecting the passer.
Lewis earned honorable-mention All-Big Ten honors from the conference coaches and media for his play. He was also one of 21 Huskers to earn academic All-Big Ten honors in 2014. Lewis is the son of former Husker All-America center Bill Lewis.
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 of the season against Rutgers. Abdullah finished his career as Nebraska’s all-time leader in all-purpose yards, while ranking second in career rushing yards.
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.
Nebraska Career Stats
» Games Played – 13 (all in 2014)
» Games Started – 13 (all in 2014)