Frank Lewis (American football)

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Frank Lewis (American football)
No. 43, 82
Date of birth: (1947-07-04) July 4, 1947 (age 67)
Place of birth: Houma, Louisiana, United States
Career information
Position(s): Wide receiver
College: Grambling State
NFL Draft: 1971 / Round: 1 / Pick 8
As player:
Pittsburgh Steelers
Buffalo Bills
Career highlights and awards
Pro Bowls: 1981
Career stats
Playing stats at

Frank Douglas Lewis (born July 4, 1947 in Houma, Louisiana) is a former professional American football wide receiver who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills in the National Football League (NFL) for thirteen seasons.

Lewis was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 1971 NFL Draft. He won two Super Bowl rings with the team, in Super Bowl IX and Super Bowl X.[1]

In August 1978 the Steelers traded Lewis to the Bills in exchange for tight end Paul Seymour. Seymour was returned by the Steelers when he failed to pass their physical.[2] Lewis, however, remained with the Bills and the Steelers ended up receiving no compensation in the trade.[3]

Lewis was a Pro Bowl selection in 1981 as a member of the Bills. In his pro career, he caught 397 receptions for 6,724 yards and 40 touchdowns.[1]


  1. ^ a b "Frank Lewis". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  2. ^ Sheeley, Glenn (August 24, 1978). "Steelers Return Seymour". Pittsburgh Press. pp. D–1. Retrieved 2 April 2010. 
  3. ^ Emert, Rich (December 13, 1971). "Knox worth his weight in gold in Buffalo". The Beaver County Times. pp. C–1. Retrieved 2 April 2010.