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5 DAYS TO 2020 KICKOFF: Jaren Lewis

In which BracketCat counts down the fifth day until the 2020 kickoff with a profile of Kansas State quarterback Jaren Lewis.

#5 Alex Delton
Alex Delton’s (5) transfer to TCU last season opened up his jersey number for a new dual-threat quarterback: redshirt freshman Jaren Lewis.
Photo by Peter G. Aiken/Getty Images

Goal No. 5: BE TOUGH. Mentally and physically.

#5 Jaren Lewis

Redshirt Freshman | 6-1 | 219 lbs. | Columbia, Missouri
Jaren Lewis
Jaren Lewis
Courtesy Kansas State Athletics
  • Position: Quarterback
  • Previous College: None
  • Projection: Third-String
  • Status: On Scholarship

Jaren Andre Lewis (b. July 30, 2000) is a highly regarded dual-threat quarterback who redshirted in 2019, but enters 2020 in a three-way battle to be Skylar Thompson ’s backup.

Lewis played under head coach Justin Conyers at Battle High School in Columbia, Missouri, where he picked up second-team all-state honors as a senior in 2018 from the Missouri Football Coaches Association after he threw for 2,895 yards and 25 touchdowns, in addition to rushing for 700 yards and 11 scores, and led the Spartans to the Class 5 state semifinals.

He earned all-district honors as both a junior and senior, the former when he threw for 1,962 yards and 21 touchdowns, and rushed for 980 total yards in his career.

Lewis also played baseball in high school, earning academic all-state honors.

He selected K-State over offers from Eastern Kentucky, Indiana State, North Dakota State, Northern Iowa, South Dakota State and Tennessee-Martin, as well as interest from Arkansas, Arkansas State, Iowa, Iowa State, Kansas, Missouri, Nebraska, North Dakota, South Dakota State, Southern Illinois, Tennessee and Wyoming.