Jourdan Lewis 26
Jourdan  Lewis


Detroit, Mich.

High School:
Cass Technical

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 186




Kornacki: How Lewis Joined Michigan's Best Defensive Backs

Kornacki: How Lewis Joined Michigan's Best Defensive Backs


Peppers, Lewis Lead All 11 Defenders Honored by B1G

Peppers, Lewis Lead All 11 Defenders Honored by B1G


Lewis Named Finalist for Jim Thorpe Award

Football's Lewis Named Finalist for Thorpe Award


Kornacki: Lewis, Stribling Help Lock Down Wisconsin

Kornacki: Lewis, Stribling Help Lock Down Wisconsin


Kornacki: Lewis Relishes 'Alpha Dogs' Competition with Peppers

Kornacki: Lewis Relishes 'Alpha Dogs' Competition with Peppers


Football's Lewis Focused on Final Game


Countdown to Kickoff - Day 4

Defensive back Jourdan Lewis talks about prepping for his sophomore season at U-M, competition among a talented secondary, and more on day four of the Countdown to Kickoff series.



• Tackles: 7 - Michigan State, 2015
• TFLs: 1.0 - (4x), last at Michigan State, 2016
• Pass breakups: 6 - Michigan State, 2015
• Interceptions: 1 - (3x), last at Michigan State, 2016

At Michigan
• Will graduate from the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, with a degree in sociology in Winter 2017
• Four-year letterman
• Has appeared in 48 games, making 30 starts at cornerback
• Michigan's career leader in pass breakups (45)
• Posted 133 tackles, 8.5 tackles for loss, one sack, six interceptions, and 45 pass breakups during his career
• Named 2015 Week 6 Jim Thorpe Player of the Week
• Named Big Ten Defensive Player of the Week (Oct. 12)
• Owns the U-M record for pass breakups in a single season (22 in 2015)
• 2016 Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year
• Two-time All-Big Ten; 2015-16 first team (coaches and media)
• Two-time All-American
• 2016 consensus first team All-America
• 2015 first team All-America at cornerback; Second Team All-America (SI, Walter Camp, AP, FWAA)
• Jim Thorpe Award Semifinalist; Chuck Bednarik Award Semifinalist

Senior (2016)
• Jim Thorpe Award Finalist
• Walter Camp Football Foundation All-America first team
• AFCA All-America First Team
• Associated Press All-America First Team
• Sports Illustrated All-America First Team
• Sporting News All-America First Team
• Football Writers Association of America All-America Second Team
• Big Ten's Tatum-Woodson Defensive Back of the Year
• All-Big Ten first team (coaches and media)
• Pro Football Focus College NCAA Team of the Week honoree against UCF (Sept. 10)
• Has started nine games at cornerback after missing the first three weeks of the year due to injury
• Returned to action against Penn State (Sept. 24), tallying two tackles, one TFL and one PBU
• Overtook Marlin Jackson for third on U-M's all-time pass breakup list vs. Wisconsin (Oct. 1)
• Posted three PBUs, four solo tackles and a game-sealing one-handed interception against the Badgers
• Tallied one pass breakup and made two stops at Rutgers (Oct. 8)
• Made a half-tackle for loss against Illinois (Oct. 22)
• Recorded six total tackles, a tackle for loss and an interception against Michigan State (Oct. 29)
• Had three pass breakups against Maryland (Nov. 5)
• Contributed four tackles and one TFL at Ohio State (Nov. 26)
• Posted two tackles and one pass breakup vs. Florida State in the Orange Bowl (Dec. 30)

Junior (2015)
• Appeared in 13 games, making 13 starts at cornerback
• at Utah (Sept. 3): Made three tackles and broke up one pass
• Oregon State (Sept. 12): Tallied three tackles and a pass breakup
• UNLV (Sept. 19): Recorded three tackles and a career-best four pass breakups
• at Maryland (Oct. 3): Made three tackles, one for a loss; added a pass breakup and an interception
• Northwestern (Oct. 10): Made four tackles, one for a loss; added an interception for a 37-yard touchdown
• Michigan State (Oct. 17): Recorded a career-best seven tackles and a career-best six pass breakups
• at Minnesota (Oct. 31): Made five tackles and added a pass breakup
• Rutgers (Nov. 7): Had three tackles, two pass breakups and a forced fumbled; his second pass breakup set the single-season record for breakups in a season
• at Indiana (Nov. 14): Recorded seven tackles, five of which were solo, and broke up one pass
• at Penn State (Nov. 21): Tallied four tackles and a pass breakup; Returned four kickoffs for 105 yards, including a long return of 55 yards
• Ohio State (Nov. 28): Made six tackles, including one sack; Returned 6 kickoffs for 123 yards
• Florida (Jan. 1): Had three tackles, two of which were solo, and a pass breakup

Sophomore (2014)
• Earned second varsity letter
• Appeared in 12 games, making seven starts
• Recorded 39 tackles, 28 solos, two interceptions and 1.5 TFLs
• at Ohio State (Nov. 29): posted one tackle and one pass break up
• Maryland (Nov. 22): Tallied four tackles
• at Michigan State (Oct. 25): Posted four tackles, including one TFL
• Penn State (Oct. 11): Recorded five tackles and one interception
• at Rutgers (Oct. 4): Tallied four tackles
• Minnesota (Sept. 27): Posted four tackles
• Utah (Sept. 20): Matched career high with five tackles, including four solo stops
• Registered two pass breakups
• Miami (OH) (Sept. 13): Made first collegiate start, recording three tackles and first career interception
• at Notre Dame (Sept. 6): Tallied three tackles, including first career TFL, posted one pass breakup
• Appalachian State (Aug. 30): Recorded three tackles and one pass breakup

Freshman (2013)
• Earned first varsity letter
• Appeared in eight games as a reserve defensive back
• Also contributed on special teams
• Tallied 17 tackles and two pass breakups
• Indiana (Oct. 19): Tied career-high with five tackles
• Akron (Sept. 14): Recorded five tackles and a pass breakup

• Attended Cass Technical High School (2013) coached by Tom Wilcher
• Helped lead his team to back-to-back Michigan Division 1 State titles as a junior and senior
• Ran a 4.34 shuttle

Key Statistics
• Tallied 751 receiving yards and six scores as a senior
• Garnered 742 return yards with three touchdowns on special teams as a senior
• Totaled 11 touchdowns and eight interceptions as a junior

Honors and Rankings
• Was named to the U.S. Under-19 National Team
• Selected to the Detroit News Blue Chip List as a senior
• Named captain of the 2012 Michigan Prep Football All-State Dream Team as a senior
• Selected to the U.S. Army All-American game

• Jourdan Julian Lewis was born on August 31, 1995


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