Marcedes Lewis is an American footballer who plays tight end for the Green Bay Packers of the National Football League. He was initially drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. The University of California Los Angeles still holds his records as he was relevant to the school’s football team.
He has played the game of football professionally for over a decade, he spent twelve years with the Jaguars before moving to the Packers. In all these years, he has bagged a lot of achievements including the John Mackey Award, Super Prep Elite, Pro Bowl amongst other recognitions.
Marcedes Lewis Bio
The footballer was born as Marcedes Alexis Lewis on May 19, 1984, in Los Alamitos, California. He has kept the affairs of his immediate family off the spotlight but from the little we gathered, his mom is Yvonne Snow and his dad is Michael Withers. He is one of four siblings. His other siblings are Cody, Nikia, and Ashley Withers. No one knows his position in the family but as it stands, he has made his family proud.
He attended Long Beach Polytechnic High School and was one of the pivot stars in the school team. As a senior, he was named high school All-American by Parade Magazine and was also rated among the best footballers by different recruiting services.
Upon graduation from high school, he started off with his collegiate career at the University of California, Los Angeles. He played in 49 games, starting 32 which earned him the UCLA tight end records of all time. That same period, he also won the John Mackey Award.
Marcedes Lewis started his professional career with the Jacksonville Jaguars after he was drafted in the first round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Subsequently, he inked a five-year contract worth $7.5 million with $4.9 million guaranteed with the team.
He began his games with the team and wasn’t performing well as a result of his poor catches, however, he was superb with his blocking skills. He recorded 91 interceptions in three seasons and throughout the 2008 NFL season, he was majorly used as a blocker. By 2010, he improved in his skills and was selected to play in the Super Bowl that year.
Marcedes continued to perform excellently well and by 2011, he renewed a five-year contract extension worth $35 million with $17 million guaranteed with the team. He featured in most of the games the following seasons and later signed another three-year contract. Seasons rolled by and Marcedes Lewis incurred a calf injury during one of his games.
In May 2018, he inked a one year contract worth $2.1 million including a $500,000 signing bonus with the Green Bay Packers after he was released by the Jaguars in March that year.
Apart from his accomplishments as a footballer, Lewis has a large heart and is a philanthropist. He runs a foundation known as Marcedes Lewis Foundation which set its goals towards supporting children by giving them scholarships.
Marcedes Lewis is very much a single man. He once dated Olivia Pierson, an active member of the E! channel television series Wives and Girlfriends of Athletes (WAGS). The two started dating sometime in 2015 and they had it all rosy until trouble began in paradise, leading to their split in 2016. Soon after they separated Olivia entered into a platonic relationship with the popular basketballer, Joel Embid.
Records have it that Marcedes Lewis has three children but he has only presented one to the world. His daughter, Londy Lewis is said to be a child from his previous relationship. The other two children include a son from the porn star Savannah Stern whose real name is Kristen Grinnell and another daughter with Es Forbes, who was his lover during his days at college.
With the one year contract Marcedes Lewis signed with the Packers, we are quite sure his initial earnings as a tight end has increased. His deal with the Packers is worth $2,100,000 including a signing bonus and guarantee of $500,000. He is placed on an average salary of $2,100,000. By the end of 2018, his annual base salary would be $1,050,000, a signing bonus of $500,000 with a roster bonus of $500,000 and a workout bonus of $50,000. He currently has a cap hit of $2,100,000 and a dead cap value of $2,100,000.
He currently sits on an estimated net worth of $25 million.
Height And Weight
Marcedes Lewis is quite tall, he stands at 6 feet 5 inches. He has an athletic body build to go with his intimidating height and has a balanced weight of 125kg.