Lewan Selected by Tennessee Titans as 11th Pick of NFL Draft
Football's Lewan Named Sporting News First Team All-American
Lewan Named Semifinalist for Football's Rotary Lombardi Award
Lewan, Avery, Gordon, Ryan Voted Football Captains for 2013
Gardner, Lewan Selected as Big Ten Football Players to Watch
Two-time first team All-American Taylor Lewan reflects on what it means to be a Wolverine and his decision to return to Michigan for a fifth season.
Taylor Lewan after the loss at Michigan State.
Taylor Lewan discusses the team's 4-0 start, the second-half surge at UConn, goals during the bye week and what needs to happen for a successful Big Ten season.
With practice just days away, Countdown to Kickoff features an interview with Taylor Lewan, a 2012 All-America first team choice and returning Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year.
Prior to B1G Media Day, Devin Gardner, Taylor Lewan and Thomas Gordon spent some time in the Windy City (July 24, 2013).
At Michigan ... four-year letterman ... appeared in 50 games at left tackle, making 48 starts, including 41 consecutive.
Fifth-Year Senior (2013) ... earned fourth varsity letter ...started all 13 games at left tackle ...First-Team All-American by Sporting News ... Second-Team All-American by Walter Camp, Associated Press, CBSSports.com and SI.com ... Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year ... All-Big Ten first team (coaches and media) ... semifinalist for Rotary Lombardi Award ... Sporting News All-Big Ten Team ... Athlon Sports All-Big Ten Team ... Hugh R. Rader Memorial Award (given to U-M's top offensive lineman) ... First-Team Preseason All-American by ESPN.com, CBSSports.com, SI.com and Sporting News.
Senior/Junior (2012) ... earned third varsity letter ... First-Team All-American by Walter Camp, Associated Press, ESPN.com and SI.com ... Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year ... All-Big Ten first team (coaches and media) ... CBSSports.com All-American (second team) ... Phil Steele Postseason All-American (second team) ... Phil Steele Postseason All-Big Ten (first team) ...Hugh R. Rader Memorial Award recipient ... made 28th consecutive start at left tackle vs. South Carolina in Outback Bowl (Jan. 1) ... MASSACHUSETTS (Sept. 15) ... became the first U-M offensive lineman to score a TD since 1948, when center Bob Erben was credited with a TD vs. Northwestern.
Junior/Sophomore (2011) ... Sugar Bowl champion ... earned second varsity letter ... All-Big Ten second team (coaches), honorable mention (media) ... Phil Steele's Postseason and Midseason All-Big Ten second team selection ... played in all 13 games as starter at left tackle.
Sophomore/Freshman (2010) ... earned first varsity letter ... named to CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America second team ... appeared in 11 games and started nine contests at left tackle ... made collegiate debut as a reserve left tackle in the goal line package at Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... made first career start at left tackle vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... opened up the game at left tackle against Indiana (Oct. 2), Michigan State (Oct. 9) and Iowa (Oct. 16) ... started at left tackle against Penn State (Oct. 30) and Illinois (Nov. 6) ... picked up a Michigan fumble and advanced it 11 yards in start at left tackle against Purdue (Nov. 13) ... started at left tackle vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Freshman (2009) ... redshirted ... did not see game action.
Prep ... attended Chaparral High School (2009) coached by Charlie Ragle ... transferred to Chaparral for his senior year after playing at Cave Creek Cactus Shadows in 2007 ... played offensive line for the first time as a senior ... played defensive end prior to his senior year ... helped lead team to Class 4A-I state championship game during senior year ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.72 seconds ... recorded a 335-pound maximum on bench press and 450-pound maximum squat ... Key Statistics ... started every game on the offensive line during his senior season ... totaled 96 tackles and seven sacks in two seasons on the defensive line ... posted 46 tackles and two sacks junior year ... Honors and Rankings ... SuperPrep All-American ... Under Armour All-American game participant ... recipient of 2008 Frank Kush Award as the state of Arizona's top interior offensive lineman ... Arizona Republic and East Valley Tribune all-state first team as a senior ... Desert Sky first-team All-Region senior year.
Personal ... Taylor Curtis Lewan was born July 21, 1991 ... father, Dave, was an offensive lineman at Minnesota ... high school teammate of former U-M defensive end Craig Roh ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies.