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#78 Justin Lewis
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'3"
Weight: 315
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Johnsonville, S.C.
High School: Johnsonville HS
Experience: 1 Letter

An imposing, physical player who has made starts at right guard ... can also play left guard ... miss part of spring practice while recovering from off-season knee surgery ... should be in the mix for a starting spot.

As a Redshirt (2009): Played nine of the 12 games along the offensive line, with three starts at right guard ... played as a reserve in the season opener at California (9/5), as well as in the James Madison (9/12) and MTSU (9/19) games ... started at right guard vs. Virginia (10/17), Duke (10/24) and Boston College (11/28) ... played as a reserve vs. NC State (11/7), Virginia Tech (11/14) and Florida State (11/21).

As a Freshman (2008): Served a redshirt season, though was in the two-deep toward the end of the season ... made the travel squad for all five road games.

At Johnsonville High School: A three-year starter on both the offensive and defensive lines ... an all-state and All-Region 8-A performer in 2007 ... ranked No. 48 nationally among offensive guards by Scouts, Inc. as a senior ... ranked No. 61 nationally among offensive guards by Rivals.com ... the 25th-ranked player in the state of South Carolina by Rivals.com ... averaged four pancake blocks a game as a senior ... also collected 36 tackles, including five tackles for loss and one sack, along the defensive line ... chipped in nine quarterback pressures and one fumble receovery in 2007 ... played in the 2007 North Carolina-South Carolilna Shrine Bowl ... named to the 2007 WPDE All-Zone team and the All-Pee Dee team by the Florence Morning News ... an all-state selection as a junior when he led his team to a 9-3 record, including a trip to the state playoffs ... posted 77 tackles, including three sacks, with one fumble recovery in 2006 ... named to the Class A All-State Academic Team as a junior and senior ... also played basketball and participated in track ... the lower state discus champion as a junior ... also considered NC State, South Carolina, Clemson and North Carolina ... coached by Lewis Lineberger.

Personal: Born in New Haven, Conn. ... parents are Ronald and Patricia Lewis ... has one sister, Sydney ... did a lot of work in the community during high school ... an honor roll student who tutored in the after-school program ... also worked mornings at Johnsonville HS in the homework center ... a member of the math and science clubs in high school ... served as a rec league basketball coach ... member of FCA ... plans on majoring in business ... currently enrolled in letters and sciences.


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