Gary Lewis (running back)

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Gary Lewis
No. 22
Position: FB/RB
Personal information
Date of birth: (1942-02-22)February 22, 1942
Place of birth: New Orleans, Louisiana
Date of death: December 12, 1986(1986-12-12) (aged 44)
Career information
College: Washington State/Arizona State
NFL draft: 1964 / Round: 6 / Pick: 71
AFL draft: 1964 / Round: 22 / Pick: 169
(By the Denver Broncos)
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Rushing attempts-yards: 343-1421
Receptions-yards: 72-604
Touchdowns: 18
Stats at

Gary Roger Lewis (February 22, 1942 – December 12, 1986) was a professional American football running back in the National Football League. He played seven seasons for the San Francisco 49ers (1964–1969) and the New Orleans Saints (1970). Lewis was one of three 1964 San Francisco 49ers teammates (with Bob Waters and Matt Hazeltine) who died of amyotrophic lateral sclerosis (ALS), also known as Lou Gehrig's Disease.[1]


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