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#71 Alex Lewis
Position: Offensive Lineman
Height: 6'6"
Weight: 285
Year: Sophomore
Hometown: Tempe, Ariz.
High School: Mountain Pointe
Experience: 1 Letter

AT COLORADO: This Season (Soph.)-He enters the fall listed first at left offensive guard; he has put 15 pounds of muscle on his frame from his playing weight of 270 as a true freshman.

2011 (Fr.)-He played in 12 games, including three starts, one at left offensive tackle against Colorado State and two at tight end against Stanford and Oregon.  He played 48 snaps on the offensive line and 115 at tight end for 163 total on the season (he wore No. 98 when lining up at TE).  He played his most snaps as a lineman against Oregon (35), grading to 54.2 percent on the year with one great effort block; he allowed one quarterback pressure and was called for one penalty.  As a tight end, he did not make any receptions, but had six great effort blocks in grading to 69.6 percent; he allowed a sack and was flagged twice.  He had a productive spring practice after enrolling in classes at Colorado in January.  He is officially counts as a member of CU's 2010 recruiting class, but he was "grayshirted" and thus delayed his enrollment.

HIGH SCHOOL-As a senior, Scout.com ranked him as the No. 86 offensive tackle in the country.  A three-year starter at offensive tackle, he earned first-team All-State, first-team All-City and first-team All-5A East Valley as a senior for Mountain Pointe under coach Norris Vaughan.  In a run-oriented offense, MPHS averaged 315.7 yards per game on the ground and 66.7 yards passing that season.  The team featured a pair of 1,700-yard rushers and those two players combined for 51 touchdowns behind Lewis and the rest of the offensive line.  The team went 12-1 (going 10-0 in the regular season) and earned the regional championship before falling in the third round of the playoffs.  On defense, he played defensive tackle and recorded 25 tackles, with six for losses including four quarterback sacks and one fumble recovery.  He lists the top game of his career against Busha, a 22-21 victory in the second round of the playoffs.  Busha scored first in overtime to go ahead 21-14.  Mountain Pointe promptly scored and while attempting the extra point, Busha jumped off sides and after the penalty, they went for and made the two point conversion to win the game.  The team won its 5A East Valley championship with a 26-23 win over Marcos de Niza in the final regular season game, another one of his top games.  As a junior, he earned first-team All-City and first-team All-5A East Valley honors when he played both offensive guard and defensive tackle; he had nine tackles and forced one fumble that year.  He also lettered in lacrosse at Mountain Pointe. 

ACADEMICS-He is majoring in Sociology at Colorado.

PERSONAL-He was born April 21, 1992 in Phoenix, Ariz.  His father (Bill) played football at Nebraska and was the No. 191 overall pick by the Los Angeles Raiders in the 1986 NFL Draft and had a seven-year career, playing 71 games with the L.A. Raiders, Arizona and New England; he also at one time considered playing for Denver.  A late growth spurt runs in his family: he grew six inches between his sophomore and junior seasons and then two more between his junior and senior years.

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