Mark Lewis (kicker)

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Not to be confused with Mark Lewis (tight end).
Mark Lewis
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Lewis in 2017
No. 18 Tampa Bay Storm
Position: Kicker
Personal information
Date of birth: (1979-03-25) March 25, 1979 (age 38)
Place of birth: Altamonte Springs, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight: 200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school: Longwood (FL) Lyman
College: FIU
Undrafted: 2003
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
Career Arena statistics
FG Made: 103
FG Att: 191
PAT Made: 1,056
PAT Att: 1,184
Tackles: 38.5
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

Mark Lewis (born March 25, 1979) is an arena football placekicker for the Tampa Bay Storm of the Arena Football League (AFL). He has also played for the Tennessee Valley Vipers, Detroit Fury, Las Vegas Gladiators, Columbus Destroyers, Austin Wranglers and Dallas Vigilantes.[1]

Early life[edit]

Lewis attended Lyman High School in Longwood, Florida, where he was a two sport athlete, participating soccer and football.[2] Lewis was one of the top prep players in the state of Florida for soccer.[3] He joined the football team after his friend, Joe Gioia, had dared Lewis that he couldn't kick a football as far as a soccer ball.[4]

College career[edit]

Lewis continued his soccer career when he earned a scholarship to play at Florida International University.[3] After one season at FIU, Lewis transferred to University of North Carolina at Charlotte, where he played a single season for the 49ers before quitting soccer.[4]

Professional career[edit]

Lewis began playing professional football in 2003, when he signed with the Tennessee Valley Vipers of af2. Playing for the Austin Wranglers in 2007, Lewis enjoyed the best year of his career, earning First Team All-Arena honors[5] and was named the AFL Kicker of the Year.[6]

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Mark Lewis". www.arenafootball.com. Arena Football League. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  2. ^ Jill Cousins (March 29, 1998). "Lewis Stands Out As Top Dog For Greyhounds". www.orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  3. ^ a b Stephanie Storm (February 6, 1998). "Lyman's Lewis Signs With Top School Fiu". www.orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  4. ^ a b Austin Lyon (July 21, 2012). "After late start in football, Lyman grad Mark Lewis makes mark as Preds kicker". www.orlandosentinel.com. Orlando Sentinel. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  5. ^ Jeremy Martin (June 28, 2007). "Two Wranglers Get Individual AFL Honors". www.austinchronicle.com. Austin Chronicle Corp. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 
  6. ^ "Mark Lewis Named AFL Kicker Of The Year For 2007". www.oursportscentral.com. OurSports Central. July 2, 2007. Retrieved January 20, 2014. 

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