Lewerke suffered a broken tibia in the fourth quarter of the Michigan game.
Michigan State head coach Mark Dantonio and Michigan head coach Jim Harbaugh and players discuss the MSU-UM game.
USATSI Gallery - Northwestern @ Michigan State
Third-year player enters preseason camp as the leading candidate to start at quarterback . . . suffered season-ending injury (broken tibia) in the fourth quarter of the Michigan game last season but fully participated in spring practice . . . completed 25-of-44 passes for 305 yards and one touchdown in the spring game.
2016 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Played in four games, including two starts (Northwestern, Maryland) . . . completed 31-of-57 passes (.544) for 381 yards and two touchdowns . . . ranked third on team with 149 rushing yards on 21 carries (7.1 avg.) . . . came off the bench vs. No. 2 Michigan and was 6-of-10 passing for 100 yards with a 20-yard TD pass to Monty Madaris, as well as a career-long 34-yard pass, and added a career-long tying 24-yard run before suffering season-ending injury (broken tibia) in fourth quarter . . . made second consecutive start at Maryland and finished 11-of-24 passing for 156 yards and an interception . . . the 24 passing attempts and 156 yards marked career highs . . . also rushed for a career-high 79 yards on 10 carries (7.9 avg.) against the Terrapins . . . made first career start vs. Northwestern, becoming the first Spartan freshman to start at quarterback since Stephen Reaves (Sept. 11, 2004 vs. Central Michigan) . . . completed 12-of-19 passes for 99 yards against the Wildcats and threw his first career TD, hitting Josiah Price for a 15-yard scoring strike; helped MSU set school record for single-game passing yards with 424 . . . his first pass of the game was his longest of the day for 33 yards to R.J. Shelton . . . added team-leading seven rushes for 30 yards, including career-long rush of 24 yards, against the Wildcats . . . made Spartan debut vs. Wisconsin, going 2-of-4 for 26 yards passing with long of 16 yards, adding one rush for 16 yards.
2015 SEASON: Redshirted . . . named Scout Team Offensive Player of the Week twice (vs. Western Michigan and Ohio State).
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Rated among ESPN.com's Top 300 prospects (No. 270) . . . ranked among the nation's top quarterbacks by ESPN.com (No. 11 pocket passer), 247Sports.com (No. 19 pro style) and Scout.com (No. 39) . . . listed among the West's top seniors by ESPN.com (No. 43) . . . also rated among Arizona's top prospects by ESPN.com (No. 3), 247Sports.com (No. 4) and Scout.com (No. 6) . . . participated in the 2015 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, California . . . compiled a 19-5 record (.792) as a two-year starter for Coach Dana Zupke at Pinnacle High School in Phoenix, Arizona . . . Arizona Interscholastic Association (AIA) Division 1 all-state selection as a senior . . . named 2014 Division 1 All-Section 5 Player of the Year . . . selected Paradise Valley Unified School District Offensive Player of the Year as a senior . . . accounted for a school-record 3,426 total yards and 46 touchdowns in 2014 . . . completed 144-of-291 throws (.495) for 2,469 yards, 34 TDs and seven interceptions as a senior . . . recorded seven 200-yard passing games as a senior, including six straight during a midseason stretch . . . produced a career-high 438 total yards and four TDs (three passing and one rushing) vs. Highland . . . threw for a season-best 309 yards and five scores vs. Horizon . . . also had five TD passes vs. O'Connor (connected on 17-of-32 throws for 252 yards) . . . set career highs for carries (117), rushing yards (957) and rushing TDs (12) in 2014 . . . posted five 100-yard rushing games as a senior, including 15 attempts for a career-best 178 yards and one score vs. Highland . . . scored a career-high three rushing TDs vs. North Canyon (11 rushes for 100 yards) . . . named 2013 Division 1 All-Section 5 quarterback . . . accounted for 3,244 total yards and 36 TDs as a junior . . . hit 167-of-316 passes (.528) for a career-high 2,780 yards, 33 TDs and nine interceptions in 2013 . . . had nine 200-yard passing games as a junior, including the last five in a row . . . completed 15-of-26 throws for 355 yards and a school-record six TDs vs. Mountain View . . . hit 18-of-32 passes for a school-record 382 yards and five scores vs. Horizon . . . rushed 93 times for 464 yards (5.0 avg.) and three TDs in 2013 . . . set six school single-game and nine single-season passing records . . . holds all Pioneer career passing records . . . produced 7,090 career total yards and 87 TDs (71 passing and 16 rushing) . . . completed 333-of-648 passes (.514) for 5,523 yards, 71 TDs and 17 interceptions . . . recorded 16 career 200-yard passing games, including four 300-yard efforts . . . his career rushing totals include 228 attempts for 1,567 yards (6.9 avg.) and 16 TDs . . . son of David and Angela Lewerke . . . born Oct. 24, 1996 . . . majoring in economics.