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CAREER NOTES: Fourth-year player has 885 rushing yards and seven rushing touchdowns on 217 carries, adding 12 receptions for 97 yards and one TD catch in 31 career games, including eight starts . . . will compete for carries in Michigan State’s backfield.
2017 SEASON (JUNIOR): Has 70 carries for 265 yards in 10 games this season (3.8 avg; 26.5 ypg), surpassing last season’s total in both carries and yards . . . also has a career-high eight catches for 59 yards and his first career TD catch . . . posted season-high rushing yards and carries in Michigan and Minnesota games . . . had four rushes for 16 yards and added one catch for 11 yards at No. 11 Ohio State . . . started for second time this season in Indiana game, rushing for 13 yards on six carries and had one catch for 14 yards . . . made first start of season at Minnesota and rushed for season-best 74 yards on 16 carries with a long of 18 yards and including a 3-yard TD, adding one catch for 5 yards . . . rushed for 59 yards on 10 carries at No. 7 Michigan, including a season-long 50-yard rush in the second quarter; added two catches for 19 yards, including his first career TD catch in Michigan game, scoring on a 16-yard catch and scamper for a score for MSU’s second TD of the game . . . was named the team’s offensive “Unsung Hero” against the Wolverines . . . tallied 4 yards on six carries in Iowa game . . . posted four carries for 10 yards to go with two catches for 7 yards against Notre Dame . . . rushed eight times for 28 yards vs. Western Michigan and added a 3-yard catch . . . scored MSU’s first rushing TD of the Bowling Green game, giving the Spartans the lead that they would not relinquish on a 7-yard scamper up the middle, finishing with 10 carries for 54 yards (5.4 avg.) . . . also had tackle on special teams.
2016 SEASON (SOPHOMORE): Rushed for 120 yards on 28 carries (4.3 avg.) in 10 games . . . also saw action on special teams . . . had season-best output vs. Rutgers with nine carries for 52 yards and tied career-best with two rushing TDs . . . rushed seven times for 39 yards at Indiana . . . saw action in Furman game, tallying 14 yards on five carries and adding one catch for 15 yards.
2015 SEASON (REDSHIRT FRESHMAN): Saw action in 11 games to earn his first letter . . . started the first six games at tailback, but missed three games (Michigan, Indiana, Nebraska) due to an ankle injury; returned to action in Week 10 vs. Maryland . . . ranked third on the team in rushing (500 yards; 45.5 ypg.; 4.2 avg.) and rushing TDs (3) . . . ranked second on the team in carries (119) . . . rushed 12 times for 60 yards (5.0 avg.) in the Big Ten Championship Game vs. No. 4 Iowa . . . was forced to leave the Rutgers game in Week 6 in the second half due to a lower leg injury; had 15 carries for 27 yards against the Scarlet Knights . . . rushed for 97 yards on 17 carries (5.7 avg.) vs. Purdue . . . led the team with 73 yards rushing on 15 carries, including a 6-yard TD run, vs. Central Michigan . . . recorded his first career 100-yard rushing game with 103 yards on 18 attempts (5.7 avg.) in the victory against No. 7 Oregon; on MSU's first play from scrimmage, busted loose for a career-long 62-yard run that set up the first TD of the game for the Spartans . . . rushed for 59 yards on 13 carries (4.5 avg.) and two touchdowns (24 yards, 7 yards) in his collegiate debut at Western Michigan.
2014 SEASON: Redshirted.
HIGH SCHOOL AND PERSONAL DATA: Participated in the 2014 Semper Fidelis All-American Bowl in Carson, California . . . rated among the nation's Top 300 seniors by Rivals.com (No. 175) and CollegeFootballNews.com (No. 274) . . . ranked among the country's top running backs by Rivals.com (No. 17), CFN (No. 34), 247Sports (No. 51) and ESPN.com (No. 76) . . . named to PrepStar's All-Southeast Team . . . listed among Florida's top seniors by Rivals.com (No. 27) . . . rated Broward County's No. 2 prospect by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel . . . played for Coach Rocco Casullo at St. Thomas Aquinas High School in Fort Lauderdale, Florida . . . honorable mention (Class 7A) all-state selection as a senior by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel . . . second-team (Class 8A-7A-6A) all-county selection in 2013 by the South Florida Sun-Sentinel . . . rushed 122 times for 871 yards (7.1 avg.) and 16 touchdowns as a senior, including four 100-yard rushing games . . . gained a season-high 119 yards vs. Cypress Bay in 2013 . . . had eight catches for 114 yards (14.3 avg.) and one TD as a senior . . . led the Raiders in all-purpose yards (985) and TDs (17) in 2013 . . . ran 58 times for 363 yards (6.3 avg.) and four TDs as a junior . . . carried 13 times for a career-best 123 yards and two TDs vs. Manatee in 2012 . . . his career rushing totals include 194 attempts for 1,291 yards (6.7 avg.) and 21 TDs . . . had 15 career receptions for 268 yards (17.9 avg.) . . . also lettered in basketball . . . son of La'monica Lewis . . . born Jan. 27, 1996 . . . sociology major.