Jeff Lewis (American football)

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Jeff Lewis
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Personal information
Date of birth: (1973-04-17)April 17, 1973
Place of birth: Columbus, Ohio
Date of death: January 5, 2013(2013-01-05) (aged 39)
Place of death: Phoenix, Arizona
Career information
High school: Phoenix (AZ) Horizon Honors
College: Northern Arizona
NFL Draft: 1996 / Round: 4 / Pick: 100
Debuted in 1996
Last played in 2000
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Passing yards 210
TD-INT 0-2
Rating 46.1
Stats at
Career Arena football statistics
Passing yards 344
TD-INT 7-3
Stats at

Jeffrey Scott Lewis (April 17, 1973 – January 5, 2013) was an American football quarterback and coach.[1] At the time of his death he was the wide receivers coach at Northern Arizona after serving as an offensive administrative assistant from 2007–2008 and wide receivers coach at Louisville in 2009. He had one son, Elijah Jaymes.[2]

College career[edit]

From 1992–1995, Jeff Lewis was a quarterback for the Northern Arizona Lumberjacks completing 785 of 1,315 passes for 9,639 yards and 67 touchdowns. He was inducted into the Northern Arizona Hall of Fame in 2003.[3]

Professional career[edit]

The Broncos selected Lewis out of Northern Arizona in the fourth round of the 1996 draft. A career backup who received little playing time, Lewis won two rings as a member of the Denver Broncos Super Bowl XXXII and Super Bowl XXXIII championship teams.


Lewis died on Saturday, January 5, 2013 at his home in Phoenix, Arizona. An autopsy revealed the cause of death was an accidental drug overdose caused by a mix of morphine and zolpidem (Ambien).[4]


  1. ^ "Northern Arizona : NAU Mourns the Loss of Hall of Famer and Assistant Football Coach Jeff Lewis". Retrieved 2013-01-06. 
  2. ^ "Jeff Lewis: Northern Arizona". Retrieved 2014-02-12. 
  3. ^ "NAU assistant coach Jeff Lewis dies". Associated Press/YahooSports. 2013-01-05. Retrieved 2013-01-10. 
  4. ^ Person, Joseph (16 April 2013). "Former Panthers player died of drug overdose, autopsy shows". Charlotte Observer. Archived from the original on 4 November 2013. Retrieved 4 November 2013. 

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