(Full name: Jamal Lafitte Lewis) ... Born: Aug. 28, 1979 ... Major: Arts & Sciences ...Uniform Number: 31.
HONORS - 1999 All-SEC (2nd team Coaches/AP); 1997 National Freshman of the Year (The Sporting News), 1997 Freshman All-America (The Sporting News), 1997 SEC Freshman of the Year (AP), 1997 All-SEC (2nd team/AP, Coaches).
1999 - Games/Started: 10/9 ... Chosed second team All-SEC by league coaches and AP ... UT's leading rusher with 816 yards with seven touchdowns ... Did not play against Kentucky because of injury and saw limited action in Vanderbilt contest ... Posted three 100-yard rushing games against Wyoming, Alabama and South Carolina ... Also made 15 receptions for 193 yards and one score ... Ranks as the Vols' third-all-time leading rusher with 2677 yards and fourth in all-purpose yardage with 3161 yards ... Tied for first with 13 career 100-yard rushing games ... He reached the milestone on a career-long 70-yard touchdown run against South Carolina as part of a 146-yard day ... He became the eighth UT back to rush for over 2000 yards in a career with his 159-yard effort versus Wyoming ... He scored five touchdowns in the first two games, including three against Wyoming and two in the Florida game ... Rushed for 99 yards against the Gators ... Rolled up 117 yards against Alabama while gaining 79 versus Georgia the previous week.
1998 - Suffered an injury to his right knee in Auburn game ... Rushed for 497 yards with three TDs and a 6.8 yards-per-carry average ... Posted three 100-plus yards games despite reaching the starting post only four times ... Had 140 yards and one touchdown against Syracuse ... Rolled up 135 yards and touchdown against Houston and had 140 yards with third touchdown against Auburn ... Toted the ball 21 times for 82 yards versus Florida ... His lone reception, for 16 yards, accounted for a touchdown against Houston ... His work brought career totals for 100-yard games to 10, ranking him third in UT history.
1997 - Games/Started: 13/10 ... Leading freshman rusher in the nation, averaging 113.7 yards per game on 5.9 yards per attempt ... Tabbed by The Sporting News as a Freshman All-America and the Associated Press as SEC Freshman of the Year ... Second team All-SEC as voted by league coaches and by Associated Press ... Member of The Knoxville News-Sentinel SEC All-Freshman squad ... Ranked third in the SEC and 14th nationally in rushing ... Finished season with 1364 yards and seven touchdowns on 232 carries ... Yardage total was second in school history only to Jay Graham's 1438 in 1995 ... First true freshman in Vol history to rush for more than 1000 yards ... Rushed for over 200 yards twice ... First came on 22 carries against Georgia for 232 yards, earning him SEC Player of the Week honors ... Toted the ball 24 times for 205 yards and a pair of touchdowns versus South Carolina, making him only the fourth back in UT history to hit 200 yards twice in one season ... Carried the ball 31 times for 127 yards in SEC championship fray with Auburn ... Had 14 carries for 90 yards in FedEx Orange Bowl loss to Nebraska ... In first career start, piled up 155 yards rushing and one TD versus Ole Miss ... Finished season, exclusive of bowl game, with four straight 100-yard plus performances ... In addition to championship game, they included Arkansas (27 attempts for 124 yards), Kentucky (21 for 128 and three touchdowns) and Vanderbilt (36 for 196) ... An early touchdown catch against the Razorbacks was one of five receptions he had that night ... In Kentucky game he had 105 receiving yards ... His 36 carries against Vanderbilt was second most for a Vol freshman, eclipsed only by James Stewart's 38 versus Mississippi in 1991.
HIGH SCHOOL - Rated No. 1 fullback prospect in nation by SuperPrep ... PrepStar listed him No. 2 among Southern running backs ... Class AAAA All-State and All-City after rushing for 1716 yards and 25 touchdowns as a senior ... MVP of Georgia-Florida All-Star game with 137 yards on 11 carries and two TDs ... As a junior, he rushed for 1923 yards and 28 touchdowns, bettering his 1240 yards and 15 touchdowns as a sophomore ... As a three-year starter, he rushed for school record 4879 yards, averaged 9.7 and scored 68 touchdowns ... Also played some at linebacker ... His team finished 9-3 and was ranked ninth nationally by USA Today ... Ran track ... Coach at Douglas High School: Michael Sims.