UCLA — Considered the No. 1 prep tight end prospect in the U. S. in 2001, Lewis is one of three Bruins who are two-sport standouts, joining Matt McKinney (volleyball) and Ryan Hollins (track & field) … Lewis, a true freshman tight end for the Bruins this fall in football, will join the basketball team at the completion of the 2002 college football season.
High School — A prep football standout, Lewis was also a star basketball player at Long Beach Poly, earning three varsity letters as a power forward … As a senior last season in basketball, he was named second team All-CIF and to the Long Beach Press-Telegram "Dream Team" … Lewis was also a member of the Press-Telegram basketball "Dream Team" as a junior … As a senior in 2001-02, Lewis averaged 13.0 points and 8.0 rebounds and as a junior, he averaged over 19 points and 11 rebounds per game …Earned three varsity letters in football … Played quarterback as a prep freshman and moved to tight end with the varsity his last three seasons … Parade All-American … SuperPrep Elite 50 (No. 4) … SuperPrep All-American (No. 1 jumbo athlete) … Rated No. 2 player in Far West (CA/HI/NV) by SuperPrep … PrepStar Dream Team and No. 1 tight end in nation … Member of Student Sports Hot 100 (No. 30) … Rated No. 1 tight end in nation and five-star prospect by PacWest Football … Rated No. 1 tight end in West by PacWest Football.com … Ranked No. 22 nationally in TheInsiders Top 101 … Five-star prospect by Max Emfinger and member of All-America team … No. 1 TE prospect by Max Emfinger … Tom Lemming All-American (No. 33) and No. 6 player in West … Rated No. 2 tight end in nation by Tom Lemming … The Sporting News Hot 101 (No. 35) … Ranked No. 30 nationally by Student Sports … Second-team All-State (Cal Hi Sports) … First-team All-CIF Southern Section … CIF-SS Division I co-Offensive Player of the Year … All-CIF SS Division I first team … Member of LA Times All-Star Team … First-team LA Times All-Southeast/South Coast … Member of Tacoma News Tribune Western 100 … Orange County Register Fab 15 first team … Member of Long Beach Press-Telegram Best in the West first team (nine votes) … Long Beach Press-Telegram Dream Team … Member of Las Vegas Sun Super 11 … Selected to play in the 2002 North-South Shrine All-Star game … Caught 44 passes for 710 yards and 11 touchdowns for CIF Division I champions … On defense, he made seven quarterback sacks at defensive end.
Personal — Full Name: Marcedes Alexis Lewis … Born: May 19, 1984 in Los Alamitos, CA … Parents: Michael and Yvonne Withers … Has two brothers, Ashley and Cody, and one sister, Nikia … Admires basketball star Michael Jordan … Economics is his favorite class … Hobbies include drawing and playing video games.