Levi Lewis is a quarterback to keep an eye on.
The University of Louisiana Ragin’ Cajuns senior has been recognized as one of the nation’s top quarterbacks entering the 2020 season after he was named to the Davey O’Brien Preseason Watch List on Tuesday.
Lewis is one of nine quarterbacks from the Group of Five conference selected to the watch list and is also one of two from the Sun Belt Conference, joining Appalachian State’s Zac Thomas.
Lewis is also the first Ragin’ Cajun named to the list since 2014 when Terrance Broadway earned the recognition.
The Baton Rouge native started in all 14 games last season, throwing for 3,050 yards and 26 touchdowns, both of which were single-season school records. Lewis went on to lead the Ragin’ Cajuns to a school-record 11 wins and a 27-17 victory over Miami (Ohio) in the 2020 LendingTree Bowl, where earned Most Valuable Player honors.
During the 2019 season, Lewis also set the Ragin’ Cajuns record for the highest completion percentage in a single season with 64.89, and set the single-game record for completion percentage at 86.7 against Coastal Carolina.
Lewis enters the 2020 season ranked ninth in program history with 4,012 career passing yards and fourth in total passing touchdowns with 35.
UL is scheduled to open the season on Saturday, September 5, when it welcomes in-state foe McNeese State to Cajun Field.