Marcedes Lewis Biography
Marcedes Lewis is an American professional football player for Jacksonville Jaguars of the National Football League (NFL) who plays as the tight end. During his college football, he earned consensus All-American honors. Moreover, he was the top college tight end. After his college career, Jacksonville Jaguars picked him in the 2006 NFL Draft.
Marcedes Lewis Early life
Marcedes Lewis was born on May 19, 1984, in Los Alamitos, California, United States. He was born to Yvonne Withers and Michael Withers.
His father was a gang leader so his father used to be in jail for several times. He attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School. Lewis played football during his school days with the school team. He continued playing football in the college too. He is the graduate of the University of California.
Marcedes Lewis Professional career
Lewis developed his passion towards playing football since his childhood and later he made it as his professional career. During his school career, he participated in the nationally televised game against De La Salle. However, in his senior career, he was the Parade magazine high school All-American. Moreover, the major recruiting services considered him as the top prospect.
From 2002 to 2005, he played for the college and participated in 49 games. During his whole college career, he received a ninth place in the list of best players. However, he was able to hold the first place in the tight end. In 2005, he was selected for the first-team All-Pacific-10. Moreover, he won the John Mackey Award. After his college career, Jaguars picked him for the 2006 NFL draft.
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After his college career, Jaguars picked him for the 2006 NFL draft. He played his first match along with Maurice Jones-Drew. Later, he signed a new five-year contract with the club for $7.5 million in July 2006. Up to three seasons, he wasn’t able performs well. However, his coaches were impressed by his blocking abilities. However, he also played as a blocker in the 2008 NFL draft.
Because of Lewis’ best performance in the 2010 NFL draft, he was selected to the Pro Bowl for the first time. Moreover, he was also named as the alternate for the 2009 Pro Bowl. Well, on August 5, 2011, he signed a new five-year contract with the club for $35 million. Furthermore, on March 9, 2016, he re-signed a three-year deal with the club for $12 million.
Marcedes Lewis Personal life
Professional football player Marcedes Lewis hasn’t married yet. But he used to date his girlfriend Olivia Pierson.
Marcedes Lewis and his girlfriend Olivia Pierson, Source: http://jocksandstilettojill.com
They started dating each other from July 2015. Moreover, they also have a child named Londyn Lewis.
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Although they have a child, they are already separated. These days he is not dating any girls and there are no any records of his past relationships. Lewis belongs to American nationality and falls under black ethnic group.
Marcedes Lewis net worth
Marcedes Lewis is one of the richest football players with a good net worth. Well, his current net worth is $25 million which is totally worth. Recently in 2016, he signed a new two-year contract with Jaguars for $12 million.