Levi Lewis: 3 things to know about the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football quarterback
With Levi Lewis leading the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football team to a win in its first game of the 2020 season, he made history.
After beating Iowa State, Louisiana received a No. 21 ranking in the Amway Coaches Poll, the program's first time being ranked in that poll. The Ragin' Cajuns also received a No. 19 ranking by The Associated Press, the first time cracking the AP Top 25 since being No. 15 in 1943.
It's already been a stellar career at Louisiana for Lewis.
Here is some basic info about Lewis:
- Height: 5 feet, 10 inches
- Weight: 184 pounds
- Age: 23 years old
- Birthdate: May 9, 1998
- Hometown: Baton Rouge, Louisiana
- High School: Scotlandville Magnet High School
Here are three more things to know about Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns quarterback Levi Lewis.
Levi Lewis stats at Louisiana
During the 2019 season, Levi Lewis started all 14 games and threw for 3,050 passing yards on 243-for-378 with 26 touchdowns and four interceptions.
His 3,050 passing yards and 26 touchdowns both set Ragin' Cajuns single-season records.
This came after a 2018 season that Lewis played all 14 games, and he threw for 585 yards on 37-for-59 with seven passing touchdowns. Lewis was in rotation with then-senior Andre Nunez with Lewis playing every fourth series.
In 2017 as a true freshman, Lewis played in four games and started three of them. He went 28-for-54 passing with 377 yards and two touchdowns.
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Levi Lewis was a high school track star
In addition to football, Levi Lewis enjoyed track and field success at Scotlandville Magnet High School in Baton Rouge, Louisiana.
He ran the 100 meters, 200 meters and 400 meters, and he saw his biggest success in the 4x200-meter relay and 4x400-meter relay. He helped SMHS win the Louisiana High School Athletic Association Class 5A state title in the 4x200 relay during his senior year. He helped the 4x400 finish second at the 2017 state meet.
In 2017, the 4x200 relay person record for Kelvin Joseph, Levi Lewis, Trenton Charles and Dorian Camel was a time of 1 minute, 24.4 seconds. In the state meet, their winning time was 1:25.4.
On May 6, 2017, the 4x400 relay of Joseph, Lewis, Charles and Camel ran its personal record of 3:19.0 to finish second at the LHSAA state meet. Scotlandville boys track and field came in fifth as a team in Class 5A with 32 points.
Camel continued his track and field career at LSU. Charles continued his track and field career at Yale, and he also played football for a couple seasons.
Levi Lewis high school teammate of Kelvin Joseph
Levi Lewis and Kelvin Joseph were high school teammates at Scotlandville Magnet High School. Joseph is a year younger than Lewis.
Joseph started his college career at LSU, where he played in 2018 and saw action in 11 games as a defensive back.
After the 2018 season, Joseph transferred to Kentucky. He sat out the 2019 season due to transfer rules, and he is set to contribute to the Wildcats in 2020.
According to 247Sports, Lewis was a three-star dual-threat quarterback in high school, and Joseph was a four-star defensive back.
Together, they reached the 2016 LHSAA Division I state title game, where they lost to Evangel Christian 38-6.
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Here is a link to the Levi Lewis bio on the Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns website.
Erik Hall is the lead digital producer for sports with the USA Today Network. You can find him on Twitter @HallErik.