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#14 Tyrone Lewis
Redshirt Freshman | 5-11 | 202 lbs. | Hammond, Louisiana
- Position: Defensive Back
- Previous College: None
- Projection: Third-String
- Status: On Scholarship
Tyrone Lewis Jr. (b. Feb. 3, 2000) is a talented defensive back prospect in Kansas State’s 2019 class who hails from Hammond High School in the Louisiana town of the same name.
Lewis, who is majoring in business administration, played in four games in 2019 as a reserve defensive back and on special teams, but he was able to retain his redshirt.
He made tackles on kickoff coverage against both Bowling Green and Iowa State.
Lewis played for the Tornadoes under head coach Steve Jones and was rated the 52nd-best safety in the Class of 2019 by ESPN, while the organization also ranked him as the 26th-best player overall in the state of Louisiana.
He earned honorable mention all-state honors from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association as a senior after registering 57 tackles and five interceptions, on top of carding 42 tackles and nine picks as a junior.
Lewis picked K-State over offers from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Ball State, Colorado State, Florida, Florida International, Houston, Iowa State, Kansas, Kentucky, Louisiana, Louisiana Tech, Memphis, Mississippi, Missouri, SMU, South Alabama, Southeastern Louisiana, Southern Miss, Tennessee, Texas A&M, Texas State, Troy, Tulane, ULM, UNLV, Utah, Utah State and Western Kentucky, as well as interest from LSU, Oregon and Texas Tech.
His primary recruiters were former defensive coordinator Blake Seiler and current assistant head coach/defensive passing game coordinator/cornerbacks coach Van Malone.