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Levi Lewis leads QB Race as Cajuns Enter Fall Camp

Posted at 8:42 PM, Aug 01, 2019
and last updated 2019-08-01 21:42:03-04

LAFAYETTE — It’s a new year with new expectations for season 2 of the Billy Napier era at UL, but the main question entering fall camp hasn’t changed. Who will be the starting quarterback for the Cajuns.

Junior Levi Lewis is the leading horse in the race. One reason is because he played in every game last year. While splitting time with Andre Nunez, Lewis finished 37-59 for 585 yards, 7 touchdowns and 2 interceptions. Lewis was also the most effecient passer in the Sun Belt, with an efficiency rating of 178.4

But the biggest reason Lewis tops the list in the QB room, is for the qualities that you can’t measure with stats.

"Man that dude is a hard worker," Cajuns Safety Bralen Trahan said. "He works harder than anybody. You wouldn't think he's a quarterback when you watch how he works."

"Levi is one of the smartest quarterbacks I've ever seen," Cajuns Defensive Lineman Zi'yon Hill said. "His IQ is very high. Film is his main thing he takes on everyday."

"its the love for the game. It's the will to win," Lewis explained. "I hate losing more than I like winning. The love of the game. That right there can take your game to another level. I'm catching chills just talking about it. It's real. When you love something, you'll do anything."

Head Coach Billy Napier sharing Thursday that Maryland transfer Brayden Hawkins recently submitted an eligibility waiver to the NCAA. UL is still awaiting a response.

If he’s not in the fold, it would be Lewis and JUCO transfer Jai'ave Magalei competing for the QB job. Napier has also mentioned before he’s not opposed to playing 2 QBs again this year.