Dan Lewis (American football)

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Danny Lewis
No. 45, 22, 41
Date of birth (1936-02-14)February 14, 1936
Place of birth Freehold Township, New Jersey
Date of death March 6, 2015(2015-03-06) (aged 79)
Place of death Detroit, Michigan
Career information
Position(s) Running back
College Wisconsin
NFL draft 1958 / Round: 6 / Pick: 73
Career history
As player
1958–1964 Detroit Lions
1965 Washington Redskins
1966 New York Giants
Career stats

Daniel Nathan Lewis (February 14, 1936 – March 6, 2015) was an American football running back in the National Football League for the Detroit Lions, the Washington Redskins, and the New York Giants. He played college football at the University of Wisconsin and was drafted in the sixth round of the 1958 NFL Draft.

Lewis played high school football at Freehold High School in Freehold Borough, New Jersey.[1] He died in 2015 of complications from diabetes.[2]


  1. ^ Morris, Tim. "Mayes, Freeman enter Borough’s Athletic Hall", News Transcript. June 21, 2000. Accessed January 27, 2008. "It was a different time and a different era. In the 1950s Freehold High School was the only high school in the area and drew its students from all over Western Monmouth County.... One of the teams that brought Freehold into the limelight was the legendary 1953 team that went undefeated (9-0) and won Shore Conference and Central Jersey championships. Its marquee name was running back Danny Lewis, who went from Freehold to the University of Wisconsin and then to a National Football League career."
  2. ^ http://www.freep.com/story/sports/nfl/lions/2015/03/09/detroit-lions-dan-lewis/24673181/