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#53 Jake Lewko
Position: Linebacker
Height: 6'1"
Weight: 240
Year: Senior
City/State: Medford, N.J.
High School: Shawnee

Career: 2009 co-Ivy League MVP ... Brooks-Irvine Memorial Football Club FCS College Player of the Year ... AFCA All-American ... Team captain of the 2009 Ivy League champions ... Two-time All-Ivy ... Two-time Ivy League Defensive Player of the Week ... Led the nation's No. 1 ranked defense in tackles in 2009 ... Penn led the Ivy League in total, rushing and passing defense his senior year ... Had a career-best 15 tackles in Ivy title-deciding game at Harvard on Nov. 15 ... Led the team in tackles as a junior when Penn also had the top-ranked defense in the Ivy League ... Finished his career with 174 tackles, 20 tackles for loss, four sacks, four fumble recoveries and four forced fumbles ... Started the last 20 games of his career.

2008: Received second-team All-Ivy honors ... Started all 10 games at linebacker for Penn ... Led the team in tackles with 61 total ... His 32 assisted tackles were also a team-high ... Tied for third on the Quakers with two sacks ... Both sacks came in win against Dartmouth (Oct. 4) and resulted in a combined loss of 17 yards ... Also recorded 6.5 tackles for a loss ... Recovered a fumble at Georgetown (Oct. 11) ... Also broke-up a pass against Cornell (Nov. 22) ... Had at least three tackles in every game ... Career-high 10 tackles at Lafayette (Sept. 27).

2007: Appeared in all 10 games ... Finished the season with 36 tackles ... Had 5.5 TFLs ... Season-high eight tackles vs. Yale (10/20) ... Recorded five tackles and a pass breakup at Harvard (11/10) ... Had four-tackle games against Lafayette (9/15), Princeton (11/3) and Cornell (11/17) ... Had kickoff returns of 10 yards at Brown (10/27) and eight yards vs. Princeton.

2006: Played in two games ... Had a tackle and a forced fumble against Harvard (11/11).

Shawnee HS: Three-year letterwinner in both football and golf ... Associated Press First-Team All-State ... Captain and team MVP in 2005 ... Named to the New Jersey North/South All-Star Game roster and the N.J. Coaches Super 100 All-State football team ... Two-time all-conference first-teamer ... As a senior, was a first-team All-South Jersey, All-Group 4, and All-Burlington County selection ... Three-time Burlington County Scholar-Athlete ... Led Shawnee to an undefeated state title in 2004 and three consecutive Olympic Division titles ... Also won a state title and two South Jersey sectional crowns with golf ... High school teammate of current Penn WR Dan McDonald and Quaker alumnus Adam Francks.

Personal: Born October 7, 1987 in Camden, N.J. ... Son of Kim and Alan Lewko ... Enrolled in Wharton.

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