Greg Lewis (wide receiver)

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Greg Lewis
Kansas City Chiefs
Position: Wide receivers coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-02-12) February 12, 1980 (age 37)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
High school: Richton Park (IL) Rich South
College: Illinois
Undrafted: 2003
Career history
As player:
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
As coach:
Career highlights and awards

As coach:

As player:

Career NFL statistics
Receptions: 152
Receiving yards: 1,992
Receiving TDs: 8
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Gregory Alan Lewis, Jr. (born February 12, 1980) is an assistant coach in the National Football League (NFL), where he was formerly a wide receiver. After playing college football for Illinois, he was signed by the Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played for the Eagles for six seasons from 2003 to 2008 and the Minnesota Vikings for two seasons from 2009 to 2010. Lewis has served as assistant coach for the University of San Diego, San Jose State, Pittsburgh Panthers, and Philadelphia Eagles.

Early years[edit]

Lewis attended cheltenham High School in Richton Park, Illinois, which retired his No. 8 jersey in 2004.

College career[edit]

Lewis went to the University of Illinois, joining the football team as a walk-on.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 172 lb 4.6 s 3312 in
Measurables were taken at Pro Day.[1]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

After going undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft, Lewis signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent. Limited to mostly special teams his rookie season, Lewis worked his way into the receivers rotation his second year, helping the Eagles reach Super Bowl XXXIX. He caught a 30-yard touchdown in the fourth quarter to bring the Eagles within 3, but the Eagles would go onto lose the game. He is the only Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver to catch a pass for a touchdown in a Super Bowl.

Lewis spent six seasons with the Eagles, playing in 99 games with 24 starts between the regular season and playoffs, while recording 136 receptions for 1,879 yards and eight touchdowns.

New England Patriots[edit]

Lewis was acquired via trade along with a 2010 7th-round draft pick by the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2009 5th-round draft pick on March 5, 2009. Coach Bill Belichick had considered drafting Lewis in 2003,[2] and Lewis had career games against the Patriots in the Super Bowl, and in 2007 when the Eagles nearly ended the Patriots undefeated streak. However, he was released on September 5 during finals cuts.

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

Lewis signed with the Minnesota Vikings on September 10, 2009. This reunited him with Vikings coach Brad Childress, who previously served as offensive coordinator for the Eagles.

On September 27, 2009, Lewis caught a contested 32-yard touchdown pass from quarterback Brett Favre while falling out of the back of the end zone with two seconds remaining to give the Vikings a dramatic come-from-behind 27-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.[3] It was Lewis' first catch with the team and the game marked his debut as a Viking (he was inactive for the previous two games). He received an ESPY Award for Best Play along with Favre.

He was re-signed to a one-year contract on February 28, 2010.

Coaching career[edit]

Lewis was a coaching intern for the Eagles during the rookie mini-camp in 2012.[4] For the 2012 season under head coach Ron Caragher, Lewis was wide receivers coach for the University of San Diego Toreros football team that went 8-3 with the top 3 receivers going for 144 catches and 15 of the team's 20 touchdown passes. Caragher became head coach at San Jose State University in 2013, and Lewis joined Caragher's staff in San Jose State as wide receivers coach.[5] On February 19, 2014, Lewis was named the receivers coach at the University of Pittsburgh by head coach Paul Chryst.[6] After spending the 2015 season with the New Orleans Saints of the NFL as an offensive assistant, Lewis was hired by the Eagles as the team's wide receivers coach on January 20, 2016 and released on January 9, 2017.[7]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Greg Lewis prospect profile". NFL. Archived from the original on June 25, 2003. 
  2. ^ Patriots finally have Lewis covered:Nemesis receiver is on their side now
  3. ^ Crumpacker, John (September 28, 2009). "Formula was all Favre". San Francisco Chronicle. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  4. ^ Wulf, Bo (July 26, 2012). "Eagles Hire Six Coaching Interns". Philadelphia Eagles. Retrieved June 23, 2013. 
  5. ^ "Greg Lewis". San Jose State Spartans. Retrieved July 14, 2013. 
  6. ^ "Former NFL wideout Greg Lewis named Pitt receivers coach". Pittsburgh Panthers. Retrieved February 19, 2014. 
  7. ^ Berman, Zach (January 21, 2016). "Eagles retain seven coaches, add seven new ones". The Philadelphia Inquirer. Retrieved 2016-01-20. 

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