Ronnell Lewis

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Ronnell Lewis
Detroit Lions defensive end Ronnell Lewis.jpg
Detroit Lions defensive end Ronnell Lewis
No. 56 Free agent
Position: Linebacker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1990-09-17) September 17, 1990 (age 24)
Place of birth: Dewar, Oklahoma
Height: 6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight: 253 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school: Dewar (OK)
College: Oklahoma
NFL draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 125
Career history
Career highlights and awards
  • 2008 High School All-American (Superprep, PrepStar)
  • Consensus All-American (2010, 2011)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2012
Tackles: 2
Sacks: 0.0
Forced fumbles: 0
Stats at

Ronnell Anthony Lewis (born September 17, 1990) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Lions.

High school career[edit]

Lewis attended Dewar High School in Dewar, Oklahoma, where he accounted for 2,219 yards on 150 rushes with 33 touchdowns in 2008 along with 156 tackles while he picked off 11 passes on defense and added 2,000 yards and 40 rushing touchdowns as a junior.[1]

College career[edit]

Known for his big hits, Oklahoma Sooner fans have nicknamed Lewis "The Hammer". He rose to national prominence after two big hits on special teams against Stanford in the 2009 Sun Bowl. Lewis followed up a promising freshman season with a stellar sophomore campaign in 2010 in which he logged 3.5 sacks, 37 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and a 12-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Baylor Bears despite only starting four games. In the 2012 NFL Combine, Ronnell ran the 40-yard dash in 4.68s and performed 36 repetitions of 225 lbs.[1]

Professional career[edit]

2012 NFL Draft[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt Arm length Hand size 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
6 ft 3 in 253 lb 32¼ in 9¼ in 4.68 s 4.40 s 7.09 s 31.0 in 112 ft 0 in 36 reps
All values from NFL combine

Detroit Lions[edit]

In the 2012 NFL draft, Lewis was drafted with the 125th overall pick (30th pick of the 4th round) to the Detroit Lions.

On August 25, 2013, he was released by the Detroit Lions.[2]

Toronto Argonauts[edit]

On September 10, 2013, Lewis was signed by the Toronto Argonauts of the Canadian Football League to a practice roster agreement. He was released by the Argonauts on October 2, 2013.

Oklahoma Defenders[edit]

On November 26, 2013, Lewis was signed by the Oklahoma Defenders of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League for the 2014 season.

Boston Brawlers[edit]

Lewis played for the Boston Brawlers of the Fall Experimental Football League in Fall 2014.

Spokane Shock[edit]

On December 3, 2014, Lewis was assigned to the Spokane Shock of the Arena Football League.

Los Angeles KISS[edit]

On March 14, 2015, Lewis was traded to the Los Angeles KISS in exchange for Rod Harper. He was placed on reassignment on May 19, 2015.

Personal life[edit]

On April 20, 2013, Lewis was arrested at 1:30 A.M. on three misdemeanor charges following a bar brawl at Norman, Oklahoma.[3]


  1. ^ a b Ronnell Lewis profile, September 23, 2011 
  2. ^ Meinke, Kyle (August 25, 2013). "Detroit Lions cut 4 more players, including former 4th-rounder Ronnell Lewis". Retrieved August 30, 2013. 
  3. ^ Richardson, Anwar S. (April 23, 2013). "Detroit Lions DE Ronnell Lewis arrested during bar fight". MLive. 

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