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Greg Lewis
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Lewis in the 2009 preseason with the New England Patriots
University of Pittsburgh
Wide receivers coach
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-02-12) February 12, 1980 (age 39)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 185 lb (84 kg)
Career information
College: Illinois
Undrafted in 2003
Debuted in 2003 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Last played in 2010 for the Minnesota Vikings
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
 As coach:
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2010
Receptions     152
Receiving yards     1,992
Receiving TDs     8
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Gregory Alan "Greg" Lewis, Jr. (born February 12, 1980) is an American football coach and former wide receiver who is currently wide receivers coach at the University of Pittsburgh. After playing college football for Illinois, he was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played for the Eagles for six seasons from 2003 to 2008 and the Minnesota Vikings for two seasons from 2009 to 2010. In 2012, Lewis began his coaching career as an intern for the Philadelphia Eagles and joined Ron Caragher's staff as wide receivers coach at the University of San Diego for the 2012 season. Lewis followed Caragher to San Jose State the following year in the same position. He was named the Pitt Panthers' receivers coach on February 19th, 2014.

Early yearsEdit

Lewis attended Rich South High School in Richton Park, Illinois, which retired his No. 8 jersey in 2004.

College careerEdit

Lewis went to the University of Illinois, joining the football team as a walk-on.

Professional careerEdit

Pre-draft measureables
Ht Wt 40-yd dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert Broad BP
5 ft 11 in 172 lb 4.6 s 3312 in

Philadelphia EaglesEdit

After going undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft, Lewis signed with the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent. Lewis spent six seasons with the Eagles, playing in 90 games and catching 127 passes for 1,699 yards and seven touchdowns. He is the only Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver to catch a pass for a touchdown in a Super Bowl.

New England PatriotsEdit

Lewis was acquired via trade along with a 2010 7th-round draft pick by the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2009 5th-round draft pick on March 5, 2009. However, he was released on September 5.

Minnesota VikingsEdit

Lewis signed with the Minnesota Vikings on September 10, 2009.

On September 27, 2009, Lewis caught a 32-yard Hail Mary touchdown pass from quarterback Brett Favre while falling out of the back of the end zone with two seconds remaining to give the Vikings a dramatic come-from-behind 27-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers.[1] It was Lewis' first catch with the team and the game marked his debut as a Viking (he was inactive for the previous two games). He received an ESPY Award for Best Play along with Favre. He was re-signed to a one-year contract on February 28, 2010.

Coaching careerEdit

Lewis was a coaching intern for the Eagles during the rookie mini-camp in 2012.[2] For the 2012 season under head coach Ron Caragher, Lewis was wide receivers coach for the University of San Diego Toreros football team that went 8-3 with the top 3 receivers going for 144 catches and 15 of the team's 20 touchdown passes. Caragher became head coach at San Jose State University in 2013, and Lewis joined Caragher's staff in San Jose State as wide receivers coach.[3] On February 19, 2014, Lewis was named the receivers coach at the University of Pittsburgh by Head Coach Paul Chryst. [4]

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