Junior Club: Warrnambool (VIC)
Recruited from: Geelong U18
Brownlow votes: 58
While not quite at the level of his all-conquering 2014, Lewis was again one of the most influential Hawks, particularly through the midfield where he ranked highly for disposals (second – 665), contested possessions (third – 219), clearances (second – 106), inside 50s (second – 104) and goal assists (fifth – 20). The only blemish on his year was a two-week suspension for a hit on North’s Todd Goldstein, but for the rest of the season he brought his tough and compromising brand of football and showed great leadership. Underwent wrist surgery after the season, but was ready for the start of pre-season training.
Player honours: Best and Fairest 2014; All-Australian 2014; NAB AFL Rising Star nominee 2005; Premiership sides 2008, 2013, 2014, 2015.
Brownlow Medal: 2015 votes 8; Career votes 58.
Draft history: 2004 NAB AFL Draft 1st round selection (Hawthorn) No. 7 overall.