| Aaron Lewis
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6-4 / 270
· Career statistics
· 2008 season highlights video
· 2007 season highlights video
· 2006 season highlights video
An athletic and intense four-year letterman ... appeared in 45 games, making 15 starts, at defensive end and defensive tackle ... registered 63 tackles, 20 TFL, 6.5 sacks, 37 pressures, six PBD, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries during his career ... saw action in all 13 games, starting five, at defensive tackle in 2008 ... named honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league's coaches ... notched eight tackles, three TFL, 1.5 sacks, 15 pressures and two PBD ... appeared in 10 games, starting six, in 2007 ... started the first six games before being sidelined for two games by a left elbow injury ... notched 26 tackles, eight TFL, two sacks and 10 pressures ... played in all 13 games in 2006 ... tallied 21 tackles, eight TFL, three sacks, 11 pressures, three PBD, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble ... appeared in eight games in 2005 ... recorded eight tackles, a TFL, a pressure and a PBD ... a Parade All-American selection who also was a state champion in the shot put.
Appeared in all 13 games, starting five, at defensive tackle ... named honorable mention All-Big 12 by the league's coaches ... helped UT rank first in the Big 12 in scoring defense (18.8 ppg/18th NCAA), total defense (342.9 ypg), rushing defense (83.5 ypg/third NCAA) and second in pass efficiency defense (124.2 rating) ... notched eight tackles, three TFL, 1.5 sacks, 15 pressures and two PBD ... recorded two pressures versus FAU ... added a pressure at UTEP ... posted two tackles, a sack and a PBD against Rice ... added a pressure versus Arkansas ... notched two tackles, a half sack and two pressures at Colorado ... logged a TFL against No. 11 Missouri ... added two pressures versus No. 6 Oklahoma State ... recorded a tackle and a pressure at No. 7 Texas Tech ... posted a pressure against Baylor ... added a tackle and three pressures at Kansas ... recorded a tackle, a PBD and two pressures versus Texas A&M.
Appeared in 11 games, starting seven at defensive end ... started the first six games before being sidelined for two games by a left elbow injury ... earned one of UT's Frank Medina Rehabilitation Awards and was named one of UT's Outstanding Defensive Ends ... helped UT allow just 93.4 yards rushing per game (sixth NCAA) ... notched 26 tackles, eight TFL, two sacks and 10 pressures ... tallied three tackles, a sack and a pressure versus Arkansas State ... notched three tackles, a TFL and two pressures against No. 19 TCU ... recorded five tackles, two TFL and a pressure at UCF ... posted three tackles, two TFL and two pressures versus Rice ... recorded four tackles, a sack and two pressures against Kansas State ... suffered an elbow injury against No. 10 Oklahoma and missed the Iowa State and Baylor games ... notched a tackle and a pressure against Nebraska ... posted three tackles at Oklahoma State ... tallied a tackle and a pressure against Texas Tech ... added three tackles and a TFL at Texas A&M.
Played in all 13 games, starting three at defensive end ... named one of UT's Lowe's Most Improved Defensive Players ... helped UT give up only 61.2 yards rushing per game (third NCAA), 297.4 yards per game (22nd NCAA) and 18.3 points per game (26th NCAA) ... the 61.2 yards rushing per game ranks second on UT's all-time list ... tallied 21 tackles, eight TFL, three sacks, 11 pressures, three PBD, three fumble recoveries and a forced fumble ... recorded three tackles, including a sack, and a forced fumble that he recovered for a TD in the season opener against North Texas ... notched a sack and a pressure against Iowa State ... recorded four tackles, including a TFL, a pressure and a fumble recovery against Sam Houston State ... made three tackles, including a TFL, versus No. 14 Oklahoma ... added a TFL, a pressure and a PBD against Baylor ... established a career high with six tackles, including two TFL, a PBD, a pressure and a fumble recovery at No. 17 Nebraska ... notched two tackles and three pressures at Texas Tech ... recorded a sack at Kansas State ... added two pressures and a PBD in the Alamo Bowl versus Iowa.
Played in eight games at defensive end ... recorded eight tackles, a TFL, a pressure and a PBD ... part of a defense that ranked 10th nationally in total defense (302.9 ypg), eighth in scoring defense (16.4 ppg), eighth in passing defense (172.0 ypg) and 33rd in rushing defense (130.9 ypg) ... opened his career with two tackles and a pressure against La.-Lafayette ... added two tackles, including a TFL, versus Rice ... posted two tackles at Missouri ... recorded one tackle against No. 10 Texas Tech and Baylor ... notched a PBD in the Big 12 Championship against Colorado.
Coached by Fred Romero at La Cueva H.S. ... three-year letterman at defensive end who was a Parade All-America selection ... played in the 2005 U.S. Army All-America Bowl ... also saw time at offensive tackle as a junior and split time between linebacker, fullback and tight end as a freshman ... a two-time first-team all-state selection ... had 238 tackles, 48.5 sacks, 153 pressures, six blocked punts, 10 PBDs, six fumble recoveries and four safeties in his career ... named 2004 New Mexico Gatorade Player of the Year ... a first-team all-state selection as a senior ... recorded 93 tackles, 17 sacks, three blocked punts, two PBDs, two safeties and two fumble recoveries, including one for a TD, that season ... posted two sacks, nine tackles, one fumble recovery and 10 pressures his senior year versus Clovis ... a first-team all-state selection at both defensive end and offensive tackle as a junior ... set a state record with 25.5 sacks that season ... also registered 89 tackles, five PBDs, one blocked punt, three fumble recoveries, one safety and two blocked kicks ... led his team to a 13-0 record and the state 5A title in 2003 ... was a state champion in the shot put as a junior and finished third in the discus.
Born at Homestead Air Force Base in Florida ... has also lived in Woodbridge, England; Colorado Springs, Colo.; Wheaton, Ill.; and San Antonio ... father, Jerry, is an Air Force Chaplain and presided over the wedding of former Dallas Cowboy defensive lineman Chad Hennings ... Hennings has served as a mentor to Lewis ... majoring in corporate communications ... active in UT's community service program ... is part of a group of Longhorns that regularly visits patients at the Austin Children's Hospital ... a prep honor roll student ... gave a motivational speech for La Cueva 12-year-old Young America Football League athletes ... worked at the La Cueva junior football camp for three years ... instructor for youth weightlifting class for three years ... was a mentor for middle school youth group at his church ... worked with mentally handicapped children at a horse ranch as a freshman ... father ran track and played soccer at Methodist College in North Carolina ... enjoys playing paintball, video games, and weightlifting.
THE LEWIS FILE
Nickname: A Lew
I can't live without: Water
Favorite movie: Wedding Crashers
Favorite actor: Arnold Schwarzenegger
Favorite TV station: ESPN
Nobody knows how much I like to : Paintball
Favorite TV show: Family Guy
After my football career is over, I hope to: Manage a successful business
My sports hero: Chad Hennings
The biggest influence on my football career is: My father