April 27, 2018

DE Tyquan Lewis Selected in 2nd Round of NFL Draft


COLUMBUS, Ohio – The Indianapolis Colts selected Ohio State defensive end Tyquan Lewis with the 64th overall pick in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft on Friday night.

Lewis 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. 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.

A native of Tarboro, North Carolina, 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)