The presence of three senior defensive tackles enabled the coaching staff to redshirt Lewis last season ... Brings maturity to a position group that will have less experience than it did a year ago ... Spent a year improving his physical conditioning and learning the system ... Has done a good job in practice of holding his position at the point of attack.
2013 (Junior): Redshirt season. Junior College: First-team all-state and All-Southern Conference during his sophomore season at Fullerton (Calif.) College ... Made 41 tackles and six tackles for loss, including 3.5 quarterback sacks ... Also had a blocked kick ... Played defensive end and defensive tackle ... Helped Fullerton win its last five games in a row as the Hornets posted a 7-4 record, were Southern Conference co-champions and won the Western State Bowl ... Made seven tackles during his freshman season ... Coached by Tim Byrnes ... Also played some for the Fullerton basketball team during his sophomore season. High School: Was an offensive and defensive tackle at Compton (Calif.) High School ... Earned all-conference honors ... Coached by Calvin Bryant ... Also played basketball in high school. Personal: Born in Compton, Calif. ... Son of Vernon and Kim Lewis ... Major is community and leadership development. Community Cats: Participated in events with God's Pantry and Read Across America (2014). Melvin Says ... Other than the NFL, my dream job is: help children in any way ... I couldn't live without my: parents, brothers, God ... If I could witness any event, past, present or future, it would be: Lakers vs. Celtics during the Magic Johnson era ... My go-to song to get ready for a game is: Kendrick - Compton State of Mind ... The coolest thing about being at UK is: the fan base ... What's the best advice you've ever received? Never forget where I came from.