Keenan Lewis

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Keenan Lewis
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Lewis during the 2012 NFL season
No. 21 New Orleans Saints
Position: Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1986-05-17) May 17, 1986 (age 29)
Place of birth: 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
Roster status: Injured Reserve
Career highlights and awards
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 in New Orleans, Louisiana) is an American football cornerback for the New Orleans Saints of the National Football League (NFL). He was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 2009 NFL Draft. 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 as a junior (with two interceptions) 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 TFLs. Lewis finished off his career as one of the most physical corners in the, then, Pac-10 conference.

Professional career[edit]

Pittsburgh Steelers[edit]

Lewis was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round, 96th overall, of the 2009 NFL Draft.[3] Lewis signed a four-year contract with the Steelers after being drafted.

New Orleans Saints[edit]

On March 14, 2013, Lewis signed a five-year, $26.3 million contract with the New Orleans Saints.[4] On November 26, 2015 Lewis was placed on injured reserve with a leg injury, ending his season.


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