American Football Database
Chad Lewis
Lewis in 2004.
No. 89     
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1971-10-05) October 5, 1971 (age 50)
Place of birth: Fort Dix, New Jersey
Height: 6 ft 6 in (1.98 m) Weight: 252 lb (114 kg)
Career information
College: Brigham Young
Undrafted in 1997
Debuted in 1997 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 2005 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Receptions     229
Receiving yards     2,361
Receiving TDs     23
Stats at

Chad Wayne Lewis (born October 5, 1971) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League for the Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams.

Early life

Lewis grew up in Orem, Utah and played football at Orem High School. During high school Lewis worked at Riverside Country Club. On March 30, 1986, Chad earned the rank of Eagle Scout, the highest award in the Boy Scouts of America. Before attending college, Lewis served two years as an LDS missionary in Taichung, Taiwan where he learned to speak Mandarin.

College career

After walking on at Brigham Young University, Lewis finished his collegiate career with 111 receptions for 1,376 yards, and ten touchdowns. As a junior, he was an All-WAC first-team choice, and a UPI All-American honorable mention.

Professional career

Lewis signed as an undrafted free agent for the Philadelphia Eagles in 1997. After playing 2½ seasons with the Eagles he was signed by the St. Louis Rams for one season. Lewis won a Super Bowl title with the Rams in the 1999 (Super Bowl XXXIV over the Tennessee Titans). Lewis was re-signed by the Eagles and caught the game clinching touchdown pass in the 2005 NFC Championship game. However, during this reception, Lewis suffered a serious foot injury that kept him out of the Super Bowl XXXIX loss to the New England Patriots.

In 2002 the NFL sent Lewis to Taiwan, Singapore and Thailand to promote the NFL. Since then he has visited China five times to give interviews and help with football clinics. He has also spoken at the Fourth of July celebration in China.[1]

In 2009 Lewis released a memoir, Surround Yourself With Greatness, and in 2010 he returned to BYU as an Associate Athletic Director.[2]


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