Gary Lewis (running back)

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Gary Lewis
No. 22
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)
Debuted in 1964
Last played in 1970
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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