| D.D. Lewis
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Houston, Texas (Aldine)
An athletic former running back who started all 51 games of his career (including bowl games), at the time a UT record ... saw action in four bowl games (1999-2000 Cotton Bowls; 2000-01 Holiday Bowls) ... played in the 2002 East-West Shrine Game ... UT's first-ever Butkus Award semifinalist (2001) ... 2001 second-team All-American (The Sporting News) ... first-team All-Big 12 (2001) ... 2001 UT Most Valuable Player and Most Valuable Defensive Player ... 2001 UT D. Harold Byrd Leadership and Strength & Conditioning Award Winner ... three-time UT Outstanding Linebacker (1999-2001) ... second-team All-Big 12 (2000) ... 1998 freshman All-American ... posted 314 tackles, 41 TFLs, 18 sacks (averages nine yards per sack) and at the time a UT-record 10 fumble recoveries during his career ... signed as a free agent with the Seattle Seahawks following the 2002 NFL Draft.
Started every game for the fourth consecutive year ... named a permanent Team Captain ... shared UT's Most Valuable Player, Most Valuable Defensive Player, Outstanding Linebacker (third straight year), American Airlines D.X. Bible Spirit and Strength & Conditioning awards ... also named the squad's D. Harold Byrd Leadership Award winner ... UT's first-ever Butkus Award semifinalist ... a second-team All-America selection by The Sporting News ... earned first-team All-Big 12 accolades from The Associated Press, Austin American-Statesman, Football News, Houston Chronicle and The Kansas City Star and was a second-team choice by the league's coaches ... ranked third on the team with 81 tackles (47 solo) and second with 5.5 sacks (-50 yards), both career highs ... also had 10 TFLs (-57 yards), 11 QB pressures, two pass breakups, a forced fumble and three fumble recoveries ... served as an inspirational leader for a UT defense that led the nation in total defense (236.2 ypg) and ranked third in passing (146.7 ypg) and scoring defense (13.7 ppg), fourth in pass efficiency defense (88.0 rtg) and sixth in rushing defense (89.5 ypg) ... the Longhorns were one of only two units nationally that ranked among the top 10 nationally in all five statistical categories (Virginia Tech was the other) ... named UT's Mike Campbell Defensive Player of the Week following the Kansas, Colorado and Texas Tech games ... had four tackles, a pass breakup and a fumble recovery against New Mexico State.... registered five tackles, one TFL and two QB pressures against No. 3 Oklahoma ... recorded six tackles and one sack against North Carolina ... posted six tackles, a sack, two TFLs, a pair of QB pressures and his 10th fumble recovery (at the time a UT career-record) in the Horns' regular-season matchup with No. 14 Colorado ... earned Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week honors for his performance in that game ... registered eight tackles and a sack at Missouri ... tallied eight tackles, a forced fumble and a fumble recovery against Texas Tech ... recorded eight tackles and one TFL as UT limited Kansas to just 67 yards of offense (UT's best effort since 1988) ... tallied nine tackles and a half sack at Baylor ...posted a season-high 10 tackles, one sack and a pass breakup at Texas A&M ... had eight stops, a sack, two TFLs and three QB pressures in the Big 12 Championship game against No. 9 Colorado ... posted five tackles in a Holiday Bowl victory over No. 21 Washington.
Started all 12 games, including the Holiday Bowl, at middle linebacker ... a second-team All-Big 12 selection by The Associated Press, Austin American-Statesman, Houston Chronicle and The Sporting News ... picked third-team all-conference by the league's coaches ... also named the team's Outstanding Linebacker for the second consecutive year and shared the American Airlines D.X. Bible Team Spirit Award ... tied for the team lead with 78 tackles and led the squad with what was a school-record-tying five fumble recoveries ... ranked third with 15 TFLs (-60 yards) and tied for the third with 4.5 sacks (-43 yards) ... also added 12 QB pressures, six PBUs and two forced fumbles ... a member of the preseason Butkus Award watch list ... helped lead a Longhorn defense that led the nation in pass efficiency defense (88.3), ranked seventh nationally in total defense (278.3 ypg), 11th in scoring defense (17.9 ppg), 12th in rushing defense (94.0 ypg) and 17th in passing defense (184.3 ypg) ... UT was one of only three schools that ranked among the top 17 nationally in all five of those categories ... opened the season with an eight-tackle effort against Louisiana-Lafayette ... had seven tackles, a TFL and a pair of QB pressures at Stanford ... posted five stops and a career-high four QB pressures against Houston ... shared UT's Defensive Player of the Week after registering seven tackles, two TFLs, one sack, two PBUs, a pair of fumble recoveries and one QB pressure against Oklahoma State ... registered six tackles and recovered a pair of fumbles against No. 10 Oklahoma ... tallied 11 tackles (nine solo), a career-high five TFLs and 1.5 sacks in the Horns' 28-14 win at Colorado ... had five tackles, two TFLs, a half sack and a forced fumble against Missouri ... posted eight stops and a sack against Baylor ... had six tackles, a half sack, two QB pressures and a fumble recovery at Kansas ... notched the seventh 10+-tackle game of his career when he registered 11 stops against No. 22 Texas A&M ... also had two TFLs and a QB pressure against the Aggies ... posted five tackles, two TFLs and a fumble recovery against No. 8 Oregon in the Holiday Bowl.
Started all 14 games, including the Cotton Bowl, at middle linebacker after moving from weakside linebacker in the preseason ... an honorable mention All-Big 12 selection ... shared UT's Outstanding Linebacker Award with Everick Rawls ... sixth on the team in tackles (78), including 44 solo stops ... led UT linebackers in sacks (five), QB pressures (15) and TFLs (13) ... posted double-digit tackle efforts in the last two regular-season games ... had six tackles and a TFLs in the Cotton Bowl against Arkansas ... tallied 12 tackles, two QB pressures and one TFL vs. No. 3 Nebraska in the Big 12 Championship game ... recorded 10 stops, four TFLs (-23 yards), two QB pressures and a career-high two sacks at No. 24 Texas A&M ... captured the Mike Campbell "Across the Bow" Award as UT's top defender for that performance ... a disruptive force against No. 13 Kansas State, posting seven tackles, two TFLs and one sack ... recorded four tackles and his second career interception at Baylor ... slowed early in the season by an ankle injury ... still posted seven tackles, two TFLs and one sack at Rutgers and six tackles and one TFL against Stanford.
REDSHIRT FRESHMAN (1998)
Started all 12 games, including the Cotton Bowl, at weakside linebacker ... earned first-team freshman All-America honors from The Sporting News ... tabbed UT's Outstanding Defensive Newcomer ... third on the team with 77 tackles (No. 10 on UT's freshman chart) ... ranked fifth on UT's freshman sack list (three) and had seven QB pressures ... had five PBUs, two caused fumbles and an interception ... tied for second on the team in caused fumbles (two) ... posted three 10-tackle games (14 at Texas Tech/14 at No. 6 UCLA/10 at No. 5 Kansas State) ... had eight stops in Texas' victory at No. 7 Nebraska ... intercepted a pass against New Mexico State ... caused fumbles at UCLA and against Oklahoma ... redshirted as a running back in 1997.
Coached by Bill Smith at Aldine High ... one of the nation's top fullback prospects ... was a finalist for the Houston Touchdown Club Player of the Year and led Aldine to 13-2 record and the Texas 5A state semifinals in 1996 ... earned All-Greater Houston accolades as a senior.
Born 1/8/79 in Bermahaven, Germany ... full name is De'Andre De'Wayne Lewis ... also lived in Panama, California and Virginia while his father, Garry, served in the Army ... majored in health fitness and promotions ... married to the former Nicole D. Reese ... the couple had their first child, Zion Joshua, on Oct. 2, 2000 ... a member of the Athletics Director's honor roll in fall 1999.
Year G/GS TT (Solo) TFL Sacks QBP INT PBU FC FR High
2001 12/12 81 (47) 10 (-57) 5.5 (-50) 11 0 2 1 3 10/A&M
2000 11/11 78 (45) 15 (-60) 4.5 (-43) 12 0 6 2 5# 11/CU
1999 13/13 78 (44) 13 (-55) 5 (-44) 15 1 1 2 2 12/NU+
1998 11/11 77 (44) 3 (-25) 3 (-25) 7 1 5 2 0 14/2x
Career 47/47 314 (180) 41 (-197) 18 (-162) 45 2 14 7 10^ 14/2x
Tackles: 14 at Texas Tech (Fr.); at UCLA (Fr.)
Sacks: 2 vs. Texas A&M (So.)
Tackles for Loss: 5 at Colorado (Jr.)
10-Tackle Games: 8 (14 at Texas Tech, Fr.; 14 at UCLA, Fr.; 12 vs. Nebraska, So.+; 11 vs. Texas A&M, Jr.; 11 at Colorado, Jr.; 10 at Texas A&M, Sr.; 10 at Texas A&M, So.; 10 at Kansas State, Fr.)
#UT tied record
+Big 12 Championship Game