Keenan Lewis

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Keenan Lewis
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Lewis during the 2012 NFL season
Free agent
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Born: (1986-05-17) May 17, 1986 (age 32)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight: 208 lb (94 kg)
Career information
High school: New Orleans (LA) Walker
College: Oregon State
NFL Draft: 2009 / Round: 3 / Pick: 96
Career history
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2015
Tackles: 213
Interceptions: 7
Pass deflections: 52
Forced fumbles: 4
Player stats at

Keenan Girod Lewis[1] (born May 17, 1986) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft, and also played for the New Orleans Saints. He played college football at Oregon State.

High school[edit]

Lewis attended O. Perry Walker High School in New Orleans, Louisiana and was schoolmates and teammates with NFL wide receiver Mike Wallace.[2] He was a three-year starter for head coach Terry Wilson. He made 75 tackles as a senior with four quarterback sacks and seven interceptions, also returned five punts for 180 yards and five kickoffs for 150 yards in 2003. Was named first team all-metro and all-league as a senior. He recorded 71 tackles with two interceptions as a junior and 54 tackles as a sophomore.

College career[edit]

Lewis played for Oregon State between 2004-2008. After redshirting as a freshman in 2004, he started all 11 games and ended the year with 98 tackles, fourth on the team in 2005. He led the team for pass breakups with 11. He made the College Football News Third Team Freshman All-American and honorable mention by the Sporting News. In 2006, Lewis made 22 tackles for the season, was second on the team with eight pass breakups, and also accounted for a sack and two tackles for loss. Lewis finished off his career as one of the most physical corners in the, then, Pac-10 conference.

Professional career[edit]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 0 in
(1.83 m)
208 lb
(94 kg)
4.55 s 1.59 s 2.62 s 4.42 s 6.89 s 33 12 in
(0.85 m)
10 ft 3 in
(3.12 m)
19 reps
All values from NFL Combine/Oregon State's Pro Day[3]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Lewis in the third round (96th overall) of the 2009 NFL Draft.[4]

On June 12, 2009, the Pittsburgh Steelers signed Lewis to a three-year, $1.66 million contract.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On March 14, 2013, the New Orleans Saints signed Lewis to a five-year, $26.3 million contract that includes $10.5 million guaranteed and a signing bonus of $6 million.[5][6] On November 26, 2015 Lewis was placed on injured reserve with a leg injury, ending his season. Lewis had been slowly recovering from January 2016 hip surgery. He started training camp on the physically unable to perform list, and although the team activated him from PUP on Aug. 3, 2016, he practiced just one day and had been sidelined ever since. On August 19, 2016, Lewis was released by the Saints.

Free agency[edit]

On April 25, 2016, it was reported that the Pittsburgh Steelers met with Keenan Lewis and explored the a possible agreement with the free agent. He underwent an MRI and a physical and it was discovered Lewis was still dealing with the hip injury that caused his release from the Saints. The Steelers elected not to sign him.[7]

On April 29, 2017, the Pittsburgh Steelers hosted Lewis on a visit to look into the possibility signing the free agent.[8]


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