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Ohio State Overview: Tyquan Lewis, who graduated in December 2016 with his degree in sociology and came back for a fifth year with the Buckeyes because he was still "hungry for more," played in as many games as any Buckeye in history -- 55 -- and helped Ohio State win six championships: a CFP national championship in 2014, a 2014 Sugar Bowl title, a 2015 Fiesta Bowl title, a 2017 Cotton Bowl title and Big Ten Conference championships in 2014 and 2017. One of the most respected players on the team, Lewis was a two-time team captain who started 36 times and finished his career with 112 tackles, including 36.5 tackles-for-loss and 23.5 quarterback sacks. He also had five pass break-ups, five forced fumbles and six quarterback hurries. He was honored by the Big Ten three times, including twice being named first-team all-Big Ten by both the coaches and the media. In 2016 he was named the league's defensive lineman of the year. Lewis was a leader of Ohio State defenses that ranked in the Top 10 nationally in total defense three times: No. 6 nationally in total defense in 2016 and No. 9 in both 2017 and 2015.
Notable: Lewis is among the Top 5 all-time sack leaders in Ohio State history, ranking fifth with 23.5. He ranks 15th at Ohio State in career TFLs with 36.5. In terms of lost yardage, Lewis ranks 11th with 176 tackles-for-loss yards and he ranks seventh with a quarterback sack total of 147 yards.
Honors & Awards:
2017: First-team All-Big Ten (coaches and media), Team captain
2016: Graduated in December (sociology), Big Ten Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year; First-team All-Big Ten (coaches and media), Team captain
2015: Honorable mention all-Big Ten (coaches and media)
More on Tyquan: Lewis was a four-star defensive end prospect (Rivals, Scout, 247Sports) and a Top 25 defensive end who came from a tremendously successful program at Tarboro. The Vikings, coached by Jeff Craddock, won three consecutive North Carolina Class 2A state championships and had won 21 consecutive games before falling in the 2012 state championship to East Lincoln. Lewis was injured in the title game but still played and earned defensive player of the game honors. He finished his senior season with 13 sacks and was named to the Associated Press all-state team. He is the son of Tyronda Whitaker, and a proud big brother to three younger brothers: Kenai, Tylie and Christian.
LEWIS' CAREER DEFENSIVE STATS
LEWIS' CAREER HIGHS
Tackles: 8, Michigan State, Nov 21, 2015 (4-4)v Sacks: 2.0, at Indiana, Aug 31, 2017 (2-0); Maryland, Oct 10, 2015 (2-0)
Tackles for loss: 3.5, at Indiana, Oct 03, 2015 (3-0)
Fumbles forced: 1, 5 times
Pass breakups: 1, 5 times
Draft Day: Denzel Ward