Gary Lewis (running back)
|Date of birth:||February 22, 1942|
|Place of birth:||New Orleans, Louisiana|
|Date of death:||December 12, 1986(aged 44)|
|College:||Washington State/Arizona State|
|NFL draft:||1964 / Round: 6 / Pick: 71|
|AFL draft:||1964 / Round: 22 / Pick: 169
(By the Denver Broncos)
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
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.
- Cladia Wallis, Time Magazine, "Probing A Mysterious 'Cluster,'" Monday, February 23, 1987, accessed March 28, 2007
- Ron Fimrite (August 24, 1987). "The Battle Of His Life BOB WATERS IS LOOKING FOR ANSWERS TO A DEADLY ILLNESS AFFLICTING FORMER 49ERS". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved October 15, 2009.
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