i think they just got closer to it... :grin:
The 2005 Mackey Award winner, given to the top tight end in the major college ranks, Marcedes has excellent size and quickness for the position. The former basketball player emerged as a clutch pass catcher during his senior year, demonstrating the ability to turn a short catch into a big gainer. Lewis was regarded as the best prep player in the West and the premier tight end in the nation coming out of Long Beach Poly High School. He was also heavily recruited in basketball, where he ranked among California’s top high school rebounders. On the football field, he played quarterback as a prep freshman and moved to tight end with the varsity team his last three seasons.
Marcedes earned Parade All-American, Super Prep Elite 50 (No. 4), Super Prep All-American, Prep Star Dream Team (rated the best tight end in the nation) honors and was a member of Student Sports Hot 100 (No. 30) list.
The first-team All-CIF Southern Section choice was also the CIF-Southern Section Division I co-Offensive Player of the Year. He caught 44 passes for 710 yards and 11 touchdowns for the CIF Division I champions and on defense, he made seven quarterback sacks at defensive end as a senior. Lewis made 22 receptions for 313 yards and four touchdowns as a junior. On the basket-ball court, he earned three varsity letters as a power forward. As a senior, he was named secondteam 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, averaging over 19 points and 11 rebounds per game that season.
Marcedes played in twelve games as a reserve for UCLA in 2002, catching six passes for 51 yards and a score. He followed that with a breakout season in 2003, ranking second on the team with 30 receptions for 377 yards and three touchdowns. He continued to excel as a junior, hauling in 32 passes for 402 yards (12.7 avg) and seven scores.
The unanimous All-American and All-Pac 10 Conference choice was the only finalist for the 2004 John Mackey Award (nation’s top tight end) returning to college for the 2005 season. He led the team and ranked second in the nation among tight ends with an average of 4.83 catches per game. He had 54 receptions for 741 yards (12.8 avg) and ten touchdowns in his final campaign. His 58 catches rank tied for second on the school’s season-record list and his ten scoring grabs rank third.
In 49 games with the Bruins, Marcedes started 32 times. He ranks ninth on the school’s overall career-record list and first among tight ends with 126 receptions, holding the UCLA tight end alltime records with 1,571 yards receiving and 21 touchdowns. He also recorded five tackles (4 solos).
Holds the school career-records for tight ends with 126 receptions for 1,571 yards and 21 touchdowns, topping the old marks of 85 catches for 1,075 yards by Paul Bergman (1982-83) and ten scores by Tim Wrightman (1978-81)…His 126 catches rank ninth overall in school history…His 21 scoring grabs are surpassed only by J.J. Stokes (28, 1991-94) on UCLA’s overall all-time record chart… His 58 receptions as a senior tied Danny Farmer (1998) for second on the school’s season-record list behind Freddie Mitchell (77, 2000)… His ten touchdown catches in 2005 are topped only by Stokes (17 in 1993) and Sean LaChapelle (11 in 1991) among Bruin receivers on the school season-record list.
I know I have mad confidence in my team, but I mean....this is a bit too far. Lock this post lol...
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