|No. 82 Calgary Stampeders|
|Date of birth:||June 3, 1982|
|Place of birth:||Mineral Wells, Texas|
|Height:||5 ft 10 in (178 cm)|
|Weight:||240 lb (110 kg)|
Career highlights and awards
|CFL All-Star:||2010, 2011, 2012|
|CFL West All-Star:||2006, 2007, 2010, 2011, 2012|
|Honors:||CFL Rookie of the Year, 2004|
|Playing stats at|
Lewis attended Southern Arkansas University and was named an NCAA Division II All-American in 2003. He attended high school in Jacksboro, Texas where he participated in track, specializing in the triple jump.
In 2004, Lewis led the Stampeders in receptions (72), receiving yards (1045), touchdowns (8) and punt return yards (385) and was recognized as the Rookie of the Year by the Canadian Football League. Lewis finished the 2005 CFL season with 1,379 receiving yards, nine touchdowns and 80 receptions, second in the league. 2006 was another strong year for Lewis with the Stampeders as he posting 77 receptions, 1,114 receiving yards and five touchdowns and was named to the 2006 CFL Western Division All-Star team.
In 2009, Lewis had another 1000-yard season by reaching the plateau in the last 15 minutes in the last game of the regular season. Lewis scored his first and only touchdown of the season in the 17th game of the regular season, earning the unusual distinction of having the lowest touchdowns scored for a 1000-yard receiver in the history of the CFL. As of the end of this season, Lewis has caught a pass in all 105 games that he has played in.
In 2011 Nik Lewis partnered with Joffrey Reynolds to create www.calmb4storm.com an organization that gives fans an opportunity to experience things otherwise unattainable.
In a 2012 poll of over 250 of his fellow players in the CFL, Lewis was voted "Toughest to Bring Down" out of all other players in the league, with 35% of all votes cast. He also received 8.4% of all votes cast in the category "Toughest Player", finishing third, and placed fourth in the category "Nastiest Player." He received 7.8% of all votes cast in the category "Best Hands", finishing fifth, and he ranked fourth in the category "Best Clutch Performer." Players on the roster of the Calgary Stampeders were not permitted to vote for Lewis. He was the only player to rank in the top five in more than three categories.
During the 2012 CFL Playoffs Lewis sent out the following Tweet "I just bought OJ’s gloves on eBay. Now all I need is a white girl named Nicole." The Tweet was soon deleted by Lewis. Lewis was fined an undisclosed amount by the CFL for violating its social media policy. Lewis subsequently made apologies on two successive days, and announced he was donating the paycheque from his next game (the 2012 Western Final) to a women's charity. Lewis finished the season with over 1200 yards and 10 touchdowns. It was the 9th consecutive season in which he recorded 1000 yards.
|2004||CGY||18||72||1045||14.5||42||8||Team did not qualify|
|2013||CGY||7||32||400||12.5||32||3||Placed on injured reserve|
- "Lions' Printers named CFL MVP". CBC Sports. 2004-11-22. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
- "Nikolas Lewis". Rosters. CFL.ca. Retrieved 2008-11-24.
- http://www.cfl.ca/article/lewis-has-another-season-to-remember Lewis has another season to remember
- TSN Player Poll 2012
- Ottawa Citizen story, retrieved 16 Nov 2012
- Fractured fibula, Week 8, 2013
- Toth, Dan (2004-08-25). "Lewis lovin' every minute". Calgary Sun.
- Busby, Ian (2005-11-06). "One on one with Nik Lewis". Calgary Sun.