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Football: Levi Lewis Named to 2021 Maxwell & Davey O'Brien Award Watch Lists

Levi Lewis Earns Spot on 2021 Davey O’Brien Award Preseason Watch List

List features 30 of the nation’s top quarterbacks ahead of the 2021 season

LAFAYETTE – A day after earning a spot on the 2021 Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List, senior quarterback Levi Lewis has been named to the 2021 Davey O'Brien Award Preseason Watch List, the Davey O'Brien Foundation announced on Tuesday morning.
 
Lewis is one of two Sun Belt quarterbacks highlighted on the list, joining Coastal Carolina's Grayson McCall. 
 
A native of Baton Rouge, Lewis started in all 11 of Louisiana's games a season ago, throwing for 2,274 yards, the 26th most nationally, and 19 touchdowns, the 20th most in the country.
 
He has history in his sights ahead of the 2021 campaign, currently ranking second in school history with 54 career passing touchdowns and third in program history with 6,286 career passing yards. Both records are held by Ragin' Cajun great Jake Delhomme.
 
On top of his stellar play through the air, Lewis added 335 yards on the ground and five touchdowns in 2020, which saw him join Ian Book (Notre Dame) and Justin Fields (Ohio State) as the only three quarterbacks to throw for more than 5,000 yards, more than 45 touchdowns, less than 11 interceptions and record more than eight rushing touchdowns over the last two seasons.
 
Lewis finished the 2020 season with Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference honors and was named to the Davey O'Brien 2020 Quarterback Class. He was also named to the  "Great 8 List", the award's weekly honor, following the team's historic win at No. 23 Iowa State.
 
The Davey O'Brien National Quarterback Award is presented annually to the nation's best college quarterback and is the oldest and most prestigious national quarterback award. The Davey O'Brien Award honors candidates who exemplify Davey O'Brien's enduring character while exhibiting teamwork, sportsmanship and leadership in both academics and athletics.
 
Louisiana Football opens the 2021 season and the fourth year of the Billy Napier era on Saturday, Sept. 4, at Texas. Kickoff in Austin is slated for 3:30 p.m. CT and will be broadcast nationally on FOX.

In total, six Ragin' Cajuns games, four of which will be played at Cajun Field, have been selected for national broadcasts during the 2021 season. To view the team's complete schedule, click here.

Fans are encouraged to secure tickets now, which includes six games at Cajun Field. More information can be obtained by calling the Louisiana Athletics Ticket Office at the CAJUNDOME, (337) 265-2170, or by visiting the office in-person.

The Ragin' Cajuns Athletic Foundation is excited to announce reduced tailgating prices for the 2021 season. For more information on securing a tailgate or RV spot, call the RCAF office at (337) 851-7223 or email RCAF@louisiana.edu.  

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Lewis is one of five Sun Belt players named on the prestigious preseason list

LAFAYETTE – Senior quarterback Levi Lewis has been named to the 2021 Maxwell Award Preseason Watch List, the Maxwell Football Club announced on Monday morning. The award is annually presented to college football's most outstanding player.
  
A native of Baton Rouge, Lewis started in all 11 of Louisiana's games a season ago, throwing for 2,274 yards, the 26th most nationally, and 19 touchdowns, the 20th most in the country.
 
He has history in his sights ahead of the 2021 campaign, currently ranking second in school history with 54 career passing touchdowns and third in program history with 6,286 career passing yards. Both records are held by Ragin' Cajun great Jake Delhomme.
 
On top of his stellar play through the air, Lewis added 335 yards on the ground and five touchdowns in 2020, which saw him join Ian Book (Notre Dame) and Justin Fields (Ohio State) as the only three quarterbacks to throw for more than 5,000 yards, more than 45 touchdowns, less than 11 interceptions and record more than eight rushing touchdowns over the last two seasons.
 
Lewis finished the 2020 season with Second Team All-Sun Belt Conference honors and was named to the Davey O'Brien 2020 Quarterback Class.
 
The Maxwell Award has been presented to the College Player of the Year since 1937 and is named in honor of Robert "Tiny" Maxwell who was a former standout at the Swarthmore College and a renowned sports writer and football official.
 
Louisiana Football opens the 2021 season and the fourth year of the Billy Napier era on Saturday, Sept. 4, at Texas. Kickoff in Austin is slated for 3:30 p.m. CT and will be broadcast nationally on FOX.

In total, six Ragin' Cajuns games, four of which will be played at Cajun Field, have been selected for national broadcasts during the 2021 season. To view the team's complete schedule, click here.

Fans are encouraged to secure tickets now, which includes six games at Cajun Field. More information can be obtained by calling the Louisiana Athletics Ticket Office at the CAJUNDOME, (337) 265-2170, or by visiting the office in-person.

The Ragin' Cajuns Athletic Foundation is excited to announce reduced tailgating prices for the 2021 season. For more information on securing a tailgate or RV spot, call the RCAF office at (337) 851-7223 or email RCAF@louisiana.edu.



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