70  Calvin Lewis
Calvin Lewis

Riverdale, GA

High School:
Banneker HS

Height / Weight:
6-5 / 288

Defensive Tackle


A returning three year letter winner in the defensive front ... Has been a starter for the past two seasons ... Registered three tackles in the Blue-Gray game in limited duty ... Will join with Marcus Bell to provide great senior leadership in the defensive line ...

1999: Was the Memphis starter at defensive tackle in eight of the 11 games in 1999 ... Finished the season as the unit's ninth leading tackler ... Was credited with 42 total tackles, which included 19 solos, four tackles for lost yardage, two quarterback sacks, one forced fumble and one blocked kick ... After logging two tackles and a quarterback sack against Ole Miss in the season opener, tallied five tackles against Mississippi State ... Had three hits against Tennessee and registered five stops and one quarterback hurry in the win over UAB ... Had outstanding game against Louisville when he recorded three tackles, one quarterback sack and a blocked kick ... Top defensive performance of the season came against Southern Mississippi when he had six total tackles including one for lost yardage ... Returned to his defensive tackle position in 1999 after having started all 11 games of the 1998 season ... Finished the season as the Tigers' seventh leading tackler ... Completed the spring scrimmages as the team's fifth leading tackler ... Was credited with 19 tackles in the five scrimmages ... Led the defense in both tackles for lost yardage with three and in quarterback sacks with four (-34 yards) ...

1998: Started all 11 games at left defensive tackle ... Ended the season as the Tiger defensive unit's seventh leading tackler ... Was credited with 51 total tackles including 31 solo hits ... Had four tackles for lost yardage and three quarterback sacks ... Opened the year with four solo tackles in the Ole Miss game ... Had seven tackles against the Arkansas Razorbacks ... Recorded nine tackles in the win over Arkansas State and was named the Defensive Player of the Game Award by the Memphis staff ... Registered a season and career high 11 tackles in the Southern Mississippi contest including nine solo stops ... Registered two of his quarterback sacks in the season finale against East Carolina ... Helps bring a great deal of depth and experience to the defensive front ... Will start at left defensive tackle this fall ... Registered three tackles and two quarterback sacks in spring practice ...

1997: A redshirted freshman who earned his first Tiger letter by participating in all 11 games ... Was the defensive unit's ninth leading tackler despite starting just five games ... Had 46 tackles, including 26 solo hits ... Also recorded one tackle for lost yardage and one pass interception ... Had a season high seven tackles in games against Minnesota, Cincinnati and Louisville ... Had two tackles and a pass interception in the win over Houston ...

1996: Spent the fall of 1996 as a member of the defensive scout team while being redshirted ... Received the award as co-Defensive Scout Team Player of the Year at the annual Tiger Football Banquet ... Was quite impressive as a defensive tackle ...

Prep: Was a two-year starter at both offensive and defensive tackle at Banneker High School ... Was credited with 85 tackles and five quarterback sacks in 1995 ... Was named to the 1995 All-South Fulton County team ... Was named All-South Fulton County as both defensive and offensive tackle ... Was named Defensive Tackle of the Year for Fulton County ... Was named the Most Valuable Defensive Lineman at the Georgia Tech Football Camp ... Recorded 45 tackles and eight quarterback sacks during the 1994 season ... Also lettered in wrestling at Banneker High ... Was named the South Metro Wrestler of the Year in 1995 ... Had a career record of 33-4 in wrestling ...

Born: 12/6/77 ... Is the son of Calvin and Patricia Lewis ... Played for coach Sam Brown.


DefenseG/S UT AT Tot. FR Int Loss Sack

Most Tackles/Game: 11 vs Southern Miss ('98)
Most Solo Tackles/Game: 9 vs Southern Miss (`98)
Most Assisted Tackles/Game: 5 vs Louisville ('97) & ASU (`98)
Most Tackles for Loss/Game: 2 vs Arkansas State (`99)
Most Interceptions/Game: 1 vs Houston ('97)
Most Quarterback Sacks/Game: 1 six times
Most Blocked Kicks/Game: 1 vs Louisville (`99)

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