American Football Database
American Football Database
David Lewis (American football)
No. 87     
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1961-06-08) June 8, 1961 (age 60)
Place of birth: Portland, Oregon
Career information
College: California
NFL Draft: 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
No regular season or postseason appearances
Career history
* Detroit Lions ( 1984)
Career highlights and awards
Games     47
Receptions     60
Receiving yards     731
Touchdowns     8

David Lewis (born June 8, 1961 in Portland, Oregon) is a former professional American football tight end who played four seasons for the Detroit Lions and the Miami Dolphins. He played tight end for the University of California, Berkeley for three seasons.

  • 1980: 32 catches for 391 yards and one touchdown.[1]
  • 1982: 54 catches for 715 yards and 6 touchdowns.
  • 1983: 28 catches for 501 yards and 3 touchdowns.

He was selected by the Lions as their first pick (20th overall) in the 1984 NFL Draft.[2] The Lions cut him before the start of the 1987 season, and he was signed by the Miami Dolphins one month later as a replacement player. He was one of the last replacement players to be cut from the roster once the veteran players returned from the 1987 NFL player's strike, and was re-signed by the Dolphins in December.[3][4][5][6]