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44 Austin Lewis

Class: Junior Position: DL Height: 6-6 Weight: 255 Previous School: David Crockett HS Hometown: Jonesborough, Tenn.

2018 (Fr.):
• Football Writers Association of America (FIAA) Freshman All-American
• First player in program history to earn All-America honors at the FBS level
• VaSID Defensive Rookie of the Year
• Saw playing time in all 12 games as a true freshman, starting two contests
• Finished his rookie season at Liberty with 24 tackles (13 solo, 11 assisted), 6.5 tackles for a loss (19 yards), 3.5 sacks (16 yards), a quarterback hurry and fumble recovery
• Has a breakout game at Army, finishing the contest with a season-high eight tackles (four solo, four assisted)
• Recorded a tackle for a loss on the road at New Mexico State
• Two solo tackles, including a seven-yard sack, in a home win over Troy
• Finished the Idaho State game with two solo tackles, both tackles for a loss, including a five-yard sack
• Three tackles (two solo, one assisted), including an assisted sack at UMass
• Tackle for a loss at Virginia
• Four tackles (one solo, three assisted), including a one-yard sack, in a home win over New Mexico State
• Two assisted tackles to close out the season against Norfolk State  

• Graduate of David Crocket High School in Jonesborough, Tenn.
• Signed with the Flames during the December signing period
• Three-star recruit by
• Also received offers from Appalachian State, Cincinnati, Colorado State, FAU, Kansas State, UMass, Memphis, Navy and UCF
• Four-year letterwinner
• National Underclassmen All-American
• School record holder in career tackles (246) and tackles for a loss (37), while adding 12 sacks
• School single-season record holder for tackles for a loss
• Three-time Mountain East Conference All-Region honoree
• Ranked by Tennessee Gridiron Scouting as the No. 1 defensive end in East Tennessee
• Texas vs. World all-star game defensive MVP

• Son of Pam and Mike Lewis
• Sport Management major
• Birthday is May 26