Greg Lewis (wide receiver)

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Greg Lewis
Greg Lewis in 2009 with Patriots.jpg
Lewis in the 2009 preseason with the New England Patriots
Wide receivers coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-02-12) February 12, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Illinois
Undrafted in 2003
Debuted in 2003 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 2010 for the Minnesota Vikings
Coaching debut in 2012 for the San Diego Toreros
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards

As coach:

As player:

Career NFL statistics as of 2010
Receptions 152
Receiving yards 1,992
Receiving TDs 8
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Gregory Alan "Greg" Lewis, Jr. (born February 12, 1980) is an American football coach and former wide receiver who is currently wide receivers coach at the University of Pittsburgh. After playing college football for Illinois, he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played for the Eagles for six seasons from 2003 to 2008 and the Minnesota Vikings for two seasons from 2009 to 2010. In 2012, Lewis began his coaching career as an intern for the Philadelphia Eagles and joined Ron Caragher's staff as wide receivers coach at the University of San Diego for the 2012 season. Lewis followed Caragher to San Jose State the following year in the same position. He was named the Pitt Panthers' receivers coach on February 19, 2014.

Early years[edit]

Lewis attended Rich South High School in Richton Park, Illinois, which retired his No. 8 jersey in 2004.

College career[edit]

Lewis went to the University of Illinois, joining the football team as a walk-on.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 172 lb 4.6 s 3312 in
Measurables were taken at Pro Day.[1]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft, Lewis signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent. Lewis spent six seasons with the Eagles, playing in 90 games and catching 127 passes for 1,699 yards and seven touchdowns. He is the only Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver to catch a pass for a touchdown in a Super Bowl.

New England Patriots[edit]

Lewis was acquired via trade along with a 2010 7th-round draft pick by the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2009 5th-round draft pick on March 5, 2009. However, he was released on September 5.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Lewis signed with the Minnesota Vikings on September 10, 2009.

On September 27, 2009, Lewis caught a 32-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass from quarterback Brett Favre while falling out of the back of the end zone with two seconds remaining to give the Vikings a dramatic come-from-behind 27-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.[2] It was Lewis' first catch with the team and the game marked his debut as a Viking (he was inactive for the previous two games). He received an ESPY Award for Best Play along with Favre. He was re-signed to a one-year contract on February 28, 2010.

Coaching career[edit]

Lewis was a coaching intern for the Eagles during the rookie mini-camp in 2012.[3] For the 2012 season under head coach Ron Caragher, Lewis was wide receivers coach for the University of San Diego Toreros football team that went 8-3 with the top 3 receivers going for 144 catches and 15 of the team's 20 touchdown passes. Caragher became head coach at San Jose State University in 2013, and Lewis joined Caragher's staff in San Jose State as wide receivers coach.[4] On February 19, 2014, Lewis was named the receivers coach at the University of Pittsburgh by Head Coach Paul Chryst.[5]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greg Lewis prospect profile". NFL. Archived from the original on June 25, 2003. 
  2. ^ Crumpacker, John (September 28, 2009). "Formula was all Favre". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  3. ^ Wulf, Bo (July 26, 2012). "Eagles Hire Six Coaching Interns". Philadelphia Eagles. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ "Greg Lewis". San Jose State Spartans. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Former NFL wideout Greg Lewis named Pitt receivers coach". Pittsburgh Panthers. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 

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