2005 -- The true senior was selected winner of the Mackey Award as the nation's top tight end. He was also named first-team All-America by the Walter Camp Football Foundation, the Football Writers' Association of America, The Sporting News and rivals.com and second team by AP and the AFCA. He was also named All-Pac-10 first team by the league's coaches. Selected to play in the Senior Bowl. Winner of UCLA's Kenneth S. Washington Award for Outstanding Senior. Lewis led the Bruins with 58 receptions, 741 yards (12.8 avg.) and 10 receiving touchdowns -- all career highs and UCLA records for tight ends. His 58 catches shattered the old mark of 44, his 741 yards broke the old record of 631 and his 10 touchdowns broke the mark of seven he set last year. In his final six regular-season games, he made 35 receptions for 437 yards and eight touchdowns. His average of 4.83 receptions was fourth nationally among tight ends and his 10 touchdown receptions ranked No. 1. He ranked seventh in the Pac-10 with his average of 4.83 receptions, eighth with his average of 61.75 yards per game and third (tied) with his 10 receiving touchdowns. He ranked first in the league among tight ends in all three categories. His 58 receptions rank No. 7 (tied) on UCLA's single-season list. His 21 career touchdown catches stand as a UCLA record by a tight end and rank No. 2 overall, trailing only J.J. Stokes' record of 28. His 126 receptions rank No. 1 on UCLA's career tight end receiving list and eighth on the school career receptions list. His 1,571 yards also rank No. 1 among tight ends and 13th overall. Lewis started the 2005 season in great form, making seven receptions for 131 yards -- both career highs at the time --against the Aztecs. Five of his catches accounted for double figures in yards and first downs, including receptions of 22, 31 and 40 yards, the longest of his career. The 31-yard reception was a leaping, acrobatic grab that put the Bruins inside the one-yard line. Against Rice, he made two receptions for 27 yards, including one for 19 yards. In the win over Oklahoma, he made five receptions for 61 yards, including a 19-yard touchdown with 12:32 remaining in the game that gave UCLA a 10-point lead (27-17). Against Washington, he made eight receptions for 77 yards and one touchdown, a four-yard catch to begin UCLA's comeback. Seven of his receptions came in the second half as UCLA rallied from a 10-0 halftime deficit and three produced first downs. He was named Mackey Committee National Tight End of the Week. He made just one reception for six yards versus California but it produced a first down on UCLA's touchdown drive at the end of the first half. At Washington State, he made five receptions for 66 yards and two touchdowns (four and nine yards). His second touchdown, a nine-yard grab, started UCLA's 17-point fourth quarter comeback, cutting the deficit to 10 points. He was again named Mackey Committee National Tight End of the Week. In the victory over Oregon State, he led the Bruins with six receptions for 63 yards and two touchdowns (two and three yards). His TDs, one at the end of the half and one at the start of the third quarter, built UCLA's advantage from 10 to 24 points. He also had a spectacular one-handed leaping 21-yard reception that led to a third-quarter field goal. At Stanford, he made three receptions for 39 yards and two first downs. Two of his catches came in the fourth quarter, including a 20-yard reception on third-and-five on UCLA's game-tying drive. He also drew a pass interference call that gave UCLA a first down at the Stanford 14-yard line on that same drive. At Arizona, he made a career-high 11 receptions for 131 yards (ties his career high) and two touchdowns. The 11 receptions are tied for second on UCLA's single-game list (J.J. Stokes made 14 catches in the 1994 Rose Bowl) and the most ever by a tight end. Lewis was named Mackey Committee National Tight End of the Week for the third time in six games. In the win over Arizona State, he again led the Bruins with seven receptions for 108 yards and two touchdowns (six and 13 yards). Six of his catches produced first downs (five) or touchdowns (two) and his diving 17-yard catch late in the game enabled Drew Olson to become the second Bruin ever to break 500 yards passing. Against USC, he made three receptions for 30 yards. He did not make a reception in the Sun Bowl. His 131 yards against SDSU and Arizona are the most by a Bruin tight end since 2002, when Mike Seidman had games of 138 against Oregon State and 134 versus San Diego State. Rick Walker's 145 yards versus Oregon State in 1975 is the school record for tight ends.
2004 -- The true junior, who is one of the nation's best at his position, thanks to a great combination of size, speed and athletic ability, was one of three finalists for the John Mackey Award, presented annually to the nation's top tight end ... He was selected second-team All-Pac-10 by the league's coaches ... On the year, he led the team with seven receiving touchdowns ... He tied for second on the squad with 32 receptions and was third with 402 receiving yards ... He averaged 12.6 yards per reception and produced a team-best 25 first downs to go with his seven touchdowns ... His 32 catches ranked fifth among Bruin tight ends since 1980 ... In the opener against Oklahoma State, Lewis made two receptions for 23 yards ... Both of his catches came on third down and both moved the chains, one on UCLA's first touchdown drive and one on the field goal drive at the end of the half ... At Illinois, he led the team with four receptions for 62 yards and one touchdown ... He made a 23-yard catch and run on UCLA's first play from scrimmage and a 16-yard reception on UCLA's first series of the second half, both drives that ended in touchdowns ... He also made a 15-yard scoring catch in the fourth quarter on which his second effort moved the ball into the end zone ... On the day, he produced three first downs ... At Washington, he made two receptions for 21 yards and one first down ... He made a key 19-yard reception on the Bruins' field goal drive that gave them a 37-31 lead ... Against San Diego State, he made one reception for nine yards ... Lewis had a breakout game in the win over Arizona, making six receptions for 99 yards and three touchdowns, tying his career high for receptions and setting new bests for yardage and touchdowns ... His touchdowns measured 16, 12 and 18 yards and he also had catches of 23 and 21 yards on scoring drives ... Dating back to 1965, his three touchdown receptions are the most by a Bruin tight end in a game ... All six catches produced first downs ... On the first touchdown (16 yards on third down), he tipped it, was hit, but stayed focused to regrab the ball for the score ... On his second touchdown (12 yards), he made the catch, bounced off a would-be tackler, regained his balance and forced his way into the end zone for a 23-3 lead ... His third scoring catch was on a 18-yard strike from Olson down the middle, again on third down ... He also made a reception with a defender draped all over him and another on which he leaped high in the air for the catch ... For his efforts, he was named the Mackey Committee National Tight End of the Week ... At California, he made four receptions for 22 yards and UCLA's first touchdown, a 15-yard strike from Drew Olson ... He also had two first downs ... At Arizona State, he made four receptions for 44 yards and his sixth touchdown of the year, a one-handed grab in the back right corner of the end zone ... His other three receptions resulted in first downs ... Against Stanford, he made one reception for 26 yards and a first down on UCLA's first touchdown drive ... Against Washington State, he made two receptions for 26 yards and two first downs ... On his second catch, good for 19 yards with over 8:30 left in the first half, he suffered a bruised tailbone and was unable to return to the game ... The following week at Oregon, he played limited snaps and did not make a reception ... Against USC, he made four receptions for 29 yards, including a four-yard touchdown grab with 2:20 remaining which brought the Bruins to within five points (29-24) ... Against Wyoming in the Pioneer PureVision Las Vegas Bowl, he made two receptions for 41 yards and two first downs.
2003 -- Ranked second on the team in receptions (30), receiving yards (377) and touchdown receptions (3) ... Appeared in all 13 games and started eight contests ... Played at least 40 snaps on five occasions, including 74 at Stanford, 66 versus San Diego State and 64 against Washington ... Led all receivers with six catches in the season opener at Colorado ... Totaled 96 yards on the afternoon and made a 13-yard touchdown catch which put the Bruins ahead late in the third quarter ... He made a 38-yard catch on third-and-30 to set up his scoring grab ... Started in a two-tight end formation, but did not make a catch against Illinois ... Started in the double tight end formation at Oklahoma and made one reception for five yards before leaving with a shoulder injury ... Made two receptions against San Diego State for 24 yards ... Against Washington, he made two catches for 28 yards ... At Arizona, he made a key fourth-quarter catch for 15 yards on third down, good for a first down, to keep a drive alive ... Came off the bench against Cal and led Bruin receivers with four catches for 67 yards, including a 31-yard scoring grab ... All of his receptions produced first downs and two came on crucial third down situations ... Started in a double tight end formation against Arizona State and made one reception for 16 yards which helped to set up a Bruin touchdown ... Came off the bench at Stanford to make four catches for 36 yards ... Made four receptions at Washington State for 40 yards ... Started against Oregon and made two receptions for 20 yards, but missed the second half with a concussion ... Started in a two-tight end formation at USC and made one catch for a 17-yard touchdown ... Had two catches for 13 yards in the bowl game against Fresno State.
2002 -- Played in all 13 games as a true freshman ... Had six catches for 51 yards and one touchdown for the season ... Also served as a member of the kickoff return and field goal units on special teams during the season ... Had one catch in the game versus Oklahoma State for two yards ... Made one grab in the Colorado game for eight yards ... Had one catch for three yards at San Diego State ... Made one reception for eight yards on a fake field goal in the Oregon game ... Caught a 14-yard touchdown pass in the USC game ... Made one catch for 16 yards in the Washington State game.
HIGH SCHOOL -- Earned three varsity letters in football at Long Beach, CA, Poly High School ... Played quarterback as a prep freshman and moved to tight end with the varsity team 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 L.A. Times All-Star Team ... First-team L.A. 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 ... A very versatile athlete ... Pre-season SuperPrep All-American (No. 1 tight end in nation and No. 1 player in Far West) ... As a junior, he earned All-State and All-CIF acclaim ... Made 22 receptions for 313 yards and four touchdowns ... Also a star basketball player, he earned three varsity letters as a power forward ... As a senior, he was named second team All-CIF and to the Long Beach Press-Telegram "Dream Team" ... He was also a member of the Press-Telegram basketball "Dream Team" as a junior ... Averaged over 19 points and 11 rebounds per game his junior season.
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 ... Sociology major.
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