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#35 Sterling Lewis
Position: Linebacker
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 225
Year: Junior
Hometown: Copperas Cove, Texas
High School: Copperas Cove HS
Experience: Junior College

Arizona: 1L... Lewis could be one of Arizona's keys on defense in 2009 as one of the elders among what will be an overall experienced defensive unit... Arizona's second-leading returning tackler with 59 in 10 games... Made an immediate impact after mid-year '08 juco transfer, opening the season with a decent first-game appearance, and then notching a season-high tying 12 tackles against Toledo to earn a starting role... Started the next five games before a minor injury... Also had double-digit tackle games against Stanford (12) and USC (10, plus sack)... Missed a pair of games in November and was suspended from the bowl appearance after an off-field incident... Good spring put him in the picture in '08 and he came through...

Career: 10 Games, 5 starts, 39+20 for 59 tackles, 5 TFL, Sack, 2 PD, FF, FR

Junior College: First-team all-defense Southwest Junior College Football Conference in 2007 as an outside linebacker for the Buccaneers ... Had 61 tackles, 11tackles for loss, four forced fumbles, three recoveries, an interception and a blocked punt in 2007 for coach Scott Maxfield... Team was 7-3, losing in first round of playoffs after a 12-0 NJCAA title year in 2006 as Pilgrims' Pride Bowl champs... Played for coach Brad Franchione, son of Dennis Franchione... Had two sacks as freshman in 2006...

High School: Copperas Cove, Texas, High School, 2006.

Personal: Academic major is sociology... Switched to No. 52 in spring ball, as a fan of Ray Lewis... Recruited by coach Dana Dimel... Date of birth Dec. 3, 1987.