Travis Lewis at the 2012 Detroit Lions Training Camp
|No. 50 Detroit Lions|
|Date of birth:||January 15, 1988|
|Place of birth:||San Antonio, Texas|
|Height:||6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)|
|Weight:||236 lb (107 kg)|
|High school:||San Antonio (TX) Lee|
|NFL draft:||2012 – 7th round – 223rd pick|
|Roster status:||Injured reserve|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2014|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Travis Lewis (born January 15, 1988) is an American football linebacker for the Detroit Lions of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the University of Oklahoma. Lewis had a team-high 136 tackles, 12 for loss, and four interceptions, which earned him All-Freshman honors by Sporting News.
A native of San Antonio, Texas, Lewis attended Robert E. Lee High School, where he played linebacker and running back. As a senior, Lewis was named all-area and all-metro and was also selected to the U.S. Army All-American Bowl. He ran a 4.34 sec 40 yard dash at the Nike Camp. Considered a four-star recruit by Rivals.com, Lewis had scholarship offers from Missouri, Nebraska, and Arizona State, among others.
Lewis broke a couple of Oklahoma freshman records, once established by Brian Bosworth. He eclipsed the mark for most freshman season tackles (144) and most tackles by a freshman in a game (19) against Texas.
Six games into the 2010 season, Lewis led the Sooners with 59 tackles, also registered one interception. He was named a semifinalist for Butkus Award, given annually to the top linebacker in college football.
After his career at Oklahoma, Lewis was selected in the seventh round by the Detroit Lions in the 2012 NFL Draft. Lewis saw time in both 2012 and 2013 as a special teamer. On December 3, 2013, Lewis was suspended for four games by the NFL for violating the league's performance enhancing substance policy.
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