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August 22, 1998 | PAIGE A. LEECH, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jermaine Lewis is penciled in as UCLA's starting tailback as the Bruins begin double-day workouts today, and he might have teammate Durell Price to thank for it. During the spring, Lewis, who played at Antelope Valley High, and Keith Brown were in a dead heat to fill the tailback void left by Skip Hicks. Then Lewis got an edge. "Durell invited [Brown] over for a barbecue and gave him some bad meat," UCLA Coach Bob Toledo cracked.
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July 16, 2004 | Paul Gutierrez, Times Staff Writer
Former Nevada Las Vegas basketball player Jermaine Lewis recently returned from a five-month stint in Saudi Arabia, where he played pro ball for the team Al Hilal based in Riyadh. Couldn't the former Runnin' Rebel guard have found a more hospitable foreign locale, especially with a war going on in the Middle East? "Hardheaded," Lewis told Rob Miech of the Las Vegas Sun. Still, with news of kidnappings a daily occurrence, Lewis had enough sense to stay in his compound most of the time.
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December 14, 1995 | DANA HADDAD
Coach Brent Newcomb of Antelope Valley High usually takes a low-key approach when talking about his players, but he breaks that rule when the subject is running back Jermaine Lewis. After being a first-team All-Valley selection as a sophomore and junior, Lewis finishes a remarkable high school career as an overwhelming choice for player of the year. "Jermaine," Newcomb said. "I can't say enough about Jermaine."
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January 26, 2001 | ROBYN NORWOOD
Jermaine Lewis' super season is tinged with sadness. He'll never forget the December day he and his wife, Imara, went together to her obstetrician's appointment. "It was my day off on Tuesday and we went in for a weekly checkup. The heart wasn't beating," Lewis said. The couple's child was stillborn at eight months. "Out of all the babies, why mine?" the Baltimore Raven punt returner and receiver said. Baltimore's game that week was at Arizona, and Lewis felt torn.
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September 5, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Sophomore Jermaine Lewis, who had only 56 carries last season but averaged five yards a carry, on Friday was named UCLA's starting tailback by Coach Bob Toledo, holding off Keith Brown for the opportunity to get the pressure that goes with trying to replace Skip Hicks. "We really pushed," Lewis said of his battle with Brown. "We corrected each other, we encouraged each other. We have a great friendship on and off the field, but we're competitors. "It was a goal of mine since freshman year.
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November 8, 1995
Jermaine Lewis SCHOOL: Antelope Valley SPORT: Football YEAR: Senior SEASON AT A GLANCE: The 5-foot-7, 165-pound tailback is the area's leading rusher among Southern Section players with 1,542 yards in 194 carries. He also has 22 touchdowns, 21 rushing. Lewis, the Golden League's hottest recruit, has set three team records this season. He is the Antelopes' all-time rushing leader with 4,521 yards and touchdown leader with 62.
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August 17, 1997 | JIM HODGES
While Jermaine Lewis ran nine times for 91 yards in a 90-play scrimmage Saturday, Skip Hicks and Keith Brown watched from the sideline. Hicks and Brown were listed among the "we know what they can do" group at UCLA by Coach Bob Toledo, who instead had Lewis and Durell Price running the football with the first team on two touchdown drives against the third-string defense.
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November 19, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
One season after leading the Bruins with 13 touchdowns, a figure exceeded only seven times in school history, and finishing second in rushing, Jermaine Lewis has unexpectedly been the odd man out in the tailback rotation. "It's been real tough," Lewis said. "Personally, I look at it as my worst season I've played, ever." Lewis, a junior, had more than eight carries only once, in the season opener against Boise State as the backup to DeShaun Foster.
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September 11, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
It's first down again, and there's plenty of time on the clock. By his reckoning, Jermaine Lewis has three seasons as UCLA's starting tailback ahead of him, starting Saturday afternoon at the Rose Bowl against Texas. Of course, he also has enough people around to remind him about Week 1 a year ago. It was fourth and goal at the one, 2:53 remaining, UCLA down, 37-34, trying to come back on the road and beat Washington State.
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December 10, 1994 | KENNEDY COSGROVE, TIMES STAFF WRITER
At 5 feet 7, Antelope Valley High's Jermaine Lewis is always one of the smallest players on the field. But the running back usually plays like one of the biggest. Friday night was no exception. Lewis had perhaps his finest all-around game in the Antelopes' 36-15 drubbing of Hart in the Southern Section Division II championship game. First, there was the running. He slithered through the Indians' defense for 155 yards in 23 carries.
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October 3, 2000 | BILL SHAIKIN, TIMES STAFF WRITER
Jermaine Lewis only had eyes for his son. The final seconds had just ticked away. UCLA had just beaten Arizona State Saturday night. There were handshakes and high-fives all around, especially for Lewis, whose 57-yard touchdown scamper ignited a 28-point third quarter. Bask in the glory? Some other time, maybe. Lewis scurried off the field and into the reception area where friends and family members greet players after the game.
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November 19, 1999 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
One season after leading the Bruins with 13 touchdowns, a figure exceeded only seven times in school history, and finishing second in rushing, Jermaine Lewis has unexpectedly been the odd man out in the tailback rotation. "It's been real tough," Lewis said. "Personally, I look at it as my worst season I've played, ever." Lewis, a junior, had more than eight carries only once, in the season opener against Boise State as the backup to DeShaun Foster.
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November 3, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Tailback by committee is about in line for a group medical policy. Jermaine Lewis, who missed the final 3 1/2 quarters of the Stanford game after getting hit just below his right knee, underwent X-rays Monday that confirmed the injury was nothing more serious than a bruised calf muscle. He was at practice later in the day, maintaining his job as the starter for the Oregon State game, albeit while listed as questionable.
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October 27, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
Jermaine Lewis was reinstated as the starting tailback Monday, getting his old job back at the first available opportunity, two days after Keith Brown had minus-four yards in five carries at California. It had been Lewis' spot until he was suspended for the Oct. 10 game against Arizona for a fight at a party. Brown capitalized on that opening to rush for 91 yards and two touchdowns against the Wildcats and then 101 yards the next week against Oregon, but the bad showing against Cal cost him.
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October 25, 1998 | HELENE ELLIOTT, TIMES STAFF WRITER
When the ball is in his hands, UCLA tailback Jermaine Lewis usually grabs it and runs, not caring if it's upside-down, sideways, laces up or laces down. But in the fourth quarter Saturday against California, Lewis took a moment to shift the ball to get precisely the grip he wanted. Because this time, he wasn't running with it. Instead, he was running an option play the Bruins had practiced several times last week, with mixed results.
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October 17, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER
A crucial Saturday for all the Bruins has additional implications for one of them as the the best third-string tailback--or so says the depth chart--in the country begins the battle to regain his starting job. "I'm not going to put a lot of weight on my shoulders, but it is a big game," Jermaine Lewis said. "It's kind of like there's some doubt out there. I know a lot of the focus is going to be on me." And not just by the Oregon defense.
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October 15, 1997 | JIM HODGES
There was the play at Washington State, when Jermaine Lewis ran to the wrong hole on fourth and goal and was stopped and a game was lost. And there was the punt return that wasn't a return against Texas, because he fumbled. Lewis, a redshirt freshman, was buried at UCLA until Saturday, when Skip Hicks injured a knee and Lewis was exhumed to run the ball 10 times for 75 yards. "It felt good," Lewis said Tuesday. "I kept my head on straight and didn't let it get me down.
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December 8, 1997 | From Associated Press
The Baltimore Ravens finally ran into--and through--a team with more problems than they have. Jermaine Lewis exploited Seattle's struggling special teams, backup Eric Zeier picked apart the Seahawks' porous defense and Baltimore finally came up with big plays in the fourth quarter Sunday. The result was a 31-24 Baltimore victory that ended a five-game winless streak for the Ravens (5-8-1). "I think we fought back well from adversity.
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October 13, 1998 | SCOTT HOWARD-COOPER, TIMES STAFF WRITER
UCLA resolved two lingering issues Monday, reinstating tailback Jermaine Lewis in time for this week's game against undefeated Oregon at the Rose Bowl and rescheduling the Miami game Dec. 5. Both decisions--one that strengthened the team, one that went against the wishes of at least part of the team--had been looming for several days.
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October 8, 1998 | Associated Press
Lewis has filed a police report for his involvement in a fight that led to his suspension, according to UCLA Police Department spokesperson Nancy Greenstein, who said Lewis claimed to be the victim of a battery, but didn't know the identity of the other person involved.
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