BATON ROUGE, La. – All eyes will be on Jordan Lewis, when the Southern Jaguars begin their fall schedule. The junior pass rusher already earned preseason SWAC defensive player of the year recognition at SWAC Media Day, and although he garnered national attention in the off-season for his multiple honors, Lewis’s approach to the game remained the same.
“He can be a sniper because his pulse never, never changes. Whether he’s receiving the Buck Buchanan Award or the defensive player of the year award, his demeanor and personality is exactly the same,” Southern interim head football coach Jason Rollins said.
Lewis took the break between seasons to work on one glaring weakness: his lanky body. The pass rusher’s weight capped at 195 pounds last season, but the defensive end has begun to fill out his 6’3″ frame.
“He’s had an excellent summer. He’s able to gain some pounds, much needed pounds, to go along with his explosiveness; had an excellent summer in the weight room, as far as his strength and conditioning and just gaining weight and improving on his weaknesses,” Rollins added.
Improvement could lead to more history, after the Florida native finished the spring season with 10.5 sacks in just five games.
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