Three-year letterman ... appeared in 50 games at left tackle, making 48 starts, including 41 consecutive.
First-Team All-American by Sporting News ... Second-Team All-American by Walter Camp, Associated Press, CBSSports.com and SI.com ... Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year ... All-Big Ten first team (coaches and media) ... semifinalist for Rotary Lombardi Award ... Sporting News All-Big Ten Team ... Athlon Sports All-Big Ten Team ... Hugh R. Rader Memorial Award (given to U-M's top offensive lineman) ... First-Team Preseason All-American by ESPN.com, CBSSports.com, SI.com and Sporting News ... started all 13 games at left tackle.
Walter Camp All-American ... Associated Press All-American ... ESPN.com All-American ... SI.com All-American ... CBSSports.com All-American (second team) ... Big Ten Rimington-Pace Offensive Lineman of the Year ... All-Big Ten first team (coaches and media) ... CBSSports.com All-American (second team) ... Phil Steele Postseason All-American (second team) ... Phil Steele Postseason All-Big Ten (first team) ...Hugh R. Rader Memorial Award recipient ...made 28th consecutive start at left tackle vs. South Carolina in Outback Bowl (Jan. 1) ... MASSACHUSETTS (Sept. 15) ... became the first U-M offensive lineman to score a TD since 1948, when center Bob Erben was credited with a TD vs. Northwestern.
Sugar Bowl champion ... earned second varsity letter ... All-Big Ten second team (coaches), honorable mention (media) ... Phil Steele's Postseason and Midseason All-Big Ten second team selection ... played in all 13 games as starter at left tackle.
Earned first varsity letter ... named to the CollegeFootballNews.com Freshman All-America second team ... appeared in 11 games and started nine contests at left tackle ... did not see game action in opener vs. Connecticut (Sept. 4) ... made his collegiate debut as a reserve left tackle in the goal line package at Notre Dame (Sept. 11) ... played as a backup left tackle vs. Massachusetts (Sept. 18) ... made first career start at left tackle vs. Bowling Green (Sept. 25) ... opened up the game at left tackle against Indiana (Oct. 2), Michigan State (Oct. 9) and Iowa (Oct. 16) ... started at left tackle against Penn State (Oct. 30) and Illinois (Nov. 6) ... picked up a Michigan fumble and advanced it 11 yards in start at left tackle against Purdue (Nov. 13) ... missed the Wisconsin (Nov. 20) game due to a head injury ... returned to game action in start at left tackle against Ohio State (Nov. 27) ... started at left tackle vs. Mississippi State (Jan. 1) in the Gator Bowl.
Redshirted ... did not see game action.
Attended Chaparral High School (2009) coached by Charlie Ragle ... transferred to Chaparral for his senior year after playing at Cave Creek Cactus Shadows in 2007 ... played offensive line for the first time as a senior ... played defensive end prior to his senior year ... helped lead team to Class 4A-I state championship game during senior year ... ran 40-yard dash in 4.72 seconds ... recorded a 335-pound maximum on bench press and 450-pound maximum squat ... Key Statistics ... started every game on the offensive line during his senior season ... totaled 96 tackles and seven sacks in two seasons on the defensive line ... posted 46 tackles and two sacks junior year ... Honors and Rankings ... four-star prospect by Rivals.com and scout.com ... selected as the fifth-best player in the state of Arizona and the 194th player nationally by Rivals.com ... listed as the No. 3 most athletic offensive lineman and the fifth-most agile offensive lineman according to Rivals.com ... rated as the nation's 16th-best offensive tackle according to Rivals.com ... SuperPrep All-American and the nation's No. 10 overall offensive line prospect ... rated as the third-best prospect in the state of Arizona according to SuperPrep ... listed as the No. 20 offensive tackle nationally by scout.com ... ranked as the 12th-best offensive tackle prospect and the No. 148 overall prospect according to Scouts, Inc. ... selected as the 274th overall player by scout.com ... Prep Star All-American and named to the publication's Top 250 ... Under Armour All-American game participant ... recipient of the 2008 Frank Kush Award as the state of Arizona's top interior offensive lineman ... Arizona Republic and East Valley Tribune all-state first team as a senior ... Desert Sky first-team All-Region senior year ... all-city first team as a senior.
Taylor Curtis Lewan was born July 21, 1991 ... father, Dave, was an offensive lineman at Minnesota ... high school teammate of defensive end Craig Roh ... enrolled in the College of Literature, Science and the Arts, majoring in general studies.
02/20/2014 - 2014 NFL Draft Scout Pre-Combine Top 64 Prospects: 9. Taylor Lewan, OT, Michigan, 6-7, 315, 5.09, 1...Pronounced Luh-wan, this mass of might is a tough, tenacious run blocker who is still learning about being a pass blocker, but has great upside. A defensive lineman until his senior year in high school, Lewan played 50 games at left tackle (48 as starter) for Michigan, but is just beginning to blossom and was sometimes reminiscent of former Wolverine star Jake Long. - Frank Cooney, The Sports Xchange