38 Jonathan Lewis
Jonathan Lewis

Class:
Senior

Hometown:
Columbus, Miss.

High School:
Columbus

Height / Weight:
5-10 / 195

Position:
Defensive Back

Experience:
3VL



Another veteran member of Army's defensive backfield ... held starting role at cornerback during portions of each of last three seasons ... one of club's top "cover corners" ... also one of team's strongest secondary members ... exciting physical talent ... skilled defender ... brings aggressive nature to Army secondary ... smothering cornerback with ability to excel in man coverage ... capable of shutting down opponent's top receiving threat ... tremendous athlete with nose for football ... packs exciting "big-play" ability out of Black Knights' defensive secondary ... carries aggressive mentality into every play ... increased consistency will lead to "breakout" campaign ... put forth solid spring showing ... enters preseason camp opposite Delente Brewer atop depth chart at right cornerback spot ... boasts 19 career starts ... three-year letterman.

2003: Ranked tied for 15th among team leaders with 35 tackles ... credited with 26 primary hits ... started campaign's first four contests before being relegated to backup duty behind Ray Stith ... returned to starting lineup for Army's home finale against Houston ... registered season-high six stops at Cincinnati, including five solo hits ... notched five tackles in each of season's first three outings ... recorded four tackles opposite Houston ... posted three stops versus Louisville and Hawai'i ... added two hits in home date against USF ... credited with pass breakup at TCU.

2002: Started season's first four games ... missed East Carolina contest due to death in family ... returned to starting cast last seven times out ... mainstay at one of Black Knights' cornerback spots ... drew starts in all 11 contests in which he performed ... enjoyed fine season ... routinely paired opposite opponent's top receiver ... registered 45 tackles ... figure ranked 10th among team leaders ... responsible for primary hit on 36 of those stops ... notched one tackle for loss, four pass breakups, three forced fumbles and one interception ... also blocked one kick ... tied for team lead in fumbles forced, second in pass deflections ... listed tied for third among Conference USA leaders in forced fumbles ... authored first career double digit tackle effort with 10 hits in road showing at Memphis ... added one forced fumble and one pass breakup in strong performance ... registered six tackles in home loss to Southern Miss ... also posted first career interception and one pass breakup in that solid outing ... six hits against both UAB and Air Force ... credited with five primary stops and one forced fumble opposite Falcons ... finished with four tackles against Tulane ... blocked field goal attempt versus Green Wave ... special teams break led directly to Black Knight touchdown ... collected four tackles versus Holy Cross ... registered first forced fumble against TCU.

2001: Appeared in all 11 games ... cracked starting lineup late in year ... drew three starting assignments ... lined up with lead unit in each of Black Knights' final two games against Memphis and Navy ... filled reserve cornerback role when not in starting cast ... special teams contributor as well ... other starting call came opposite Tulane ... registered 18 tackles on season ... eight of those stops were of solo variety ... also notched two pass breakups ... recorded season-best three tackles on five occasions ... three-tackle efforts came against TCU, Tulane, Buffalo, Memphis and Navy.

High School: Named team's "Defensive Back of the Year" as a senior at Columbus High in Columbus, Miss. ... played for head coach Roy McCrory ... four-time letterwinner ... served as team captain during senior year ... established school records for punt blocks on both season and career levels ... lettered four times in track and field ... specialized in sprint events ... served as team captain each of final two seasons.

Personal: Born Oct. 22, 1982 ... given name is Jonathan Larry Lewis ... parents' names are Larry and Grace Lewis ... grandfather, Osy Lewis, served in U.S. Army during World War II and was instrumental in Jonathan's decision to attend Academy ... majoring in Systems Engineering.

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