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LaTroy Lewis
No. 45 – Tennessee Titans
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1993-11-09) November 9, 1993 (age 26)
Akron, Ohio
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:254 lb (115 kg)
Career information
High school:Archbishop Hoban High School
College:Tennessee
Undrafted:2017
Career history
* Oakland Raiders ( 2017)*
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of 2018
Total tackles:3
Sacks:1.0
Forced fumbles:0
Fumble recoveries:0
Player stats at NFL.com

LaTroy Rayshawn Lewis (born November 9, 1993) is an American football linebacker for the Tennessee Titans of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Tennessee Volunteers.

Early yearsEdit

Lewis attended Archbishop Hoban High School in Akron, Ohio. He played high school football for the Knights football team under head coach Ralph Orsini.[1] As a sophomore, he recorded 70 tackles, eight tackles for loss, 13 sacks, and an interception. As a junior, he earned Associated Press First Team All-Ohio and First Team All-Akron honors after recording 96 tackles and nine sacks. In addition to football, Lewis played basketball in high school.[2]

Lewis committed to play college football at the University of Tennessee under Derek Dooley.[3]

College careerEdit

Lewis redshirted in the 2012 season, his lone season with head coach Derek Dooley.[4]

Lewis started the 2013 season with a new head coach, Butch Jones, after Dooley was fired the previous year. He made his collegiate debut in the season opener at home against Austin Peay at Neyland Stadium.[5] In his first season as a contributor to the Vols, Lewis recorded four total tackles.[6]

As a redshirt sophomore in 2014, Lewis started the season with a solid performance at home against Utah State. Against the Aggies, he recorded his first career sack.[7] Against the Chattanooga Mocs on October 11, he had a season-high three total tackles in the home victory.[8] Overall, he had eight total tackles, of which five were for loss, one sack, one pass defensed, and one forced fumble.[9]

In his redshirt junior season in 2015, Lewis was a solid contributor. On October 10, he had a season-high five total tackles in Tennessee's upset victory at home over the ranked Georgia Bulldogs.[10] Against Vanderbilt at home, Lewis recorded his first and only sack of the season. Overall, in the 2015 season, Lewis had 29 total tackles, of which two were for loss, one sack, one pass defensed, and one forced fumble.[11]

In his redshirt senior season with the Volunteers in 2016, Lewis put together a solid season on a defensive unit that was plagued with injuries. Overall, in the 2016 season, he recorded 36 total tackles, of which four were for loss, 2.5 sacks, and one fumble recovery.[12]

Professional careerEdit

Oakland RaidersEdit

Lewis signed with the Oakland Raiders as an undrafted free agent on May 8, 2017.[13] In the third game of the preseason, against the Dallas Cowboys, Lewis recovered a fumble for a 65-yard touchdown in the third quarter.[14] He was waived by the Raiders on September 2, 2017.[15]

Houston TexansEdit

On September 4, 2017, Lewis was signed to the Houston Texans' practice squad.[16] He was promoted to the active roster on November 29, 2017.[17]

On September 1, 2018, Lewis was waived by the Texans.[18]

Tennessee TitansEdit

On October 2, 2018, Lewis was signed to the Tennessee Titans' practice squad.[19] He was promoted to the active roster on December 24, 2018.[20]

ReferencesEdit

  1. Ridenour, Marla (August 24, 2011). "Greg McMullen, LaTroy Lewis form strong bond as book ends for Hoban". Ohio.com. https://www.ohio.com/akron/writers/greg-mcmullen-latroy-lewis-form-strong-bond-as-book-ends-for-hoban. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  2. "LaTroy Lewis". University of Tennessee Athletics. http://www.utsports.com/roster.aspx?rp_id=954. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  3. "LaTroy Lewis, Tennessee". Scout.com. http://www.scout.com/Player/LaTroy-Lewis-1179. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  4. Bornheim, Austin (August 17, 2016). "LaTroy Lewis keeping everything in perspective". The Daily Times. http://www.thedailytimes.com/sports/latroy-lewis-keeping-everything-in-perspective/article_0a6bcfda-1b5a-57e3-9598-9ac6c234a0a7.html. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  5. "Austin Peay at Tennessee Box Score, August 31, 2013". Sports Reference. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2013-08-31-tennessee.html. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  6. "Latroy Lewis 2013 Game Log". Sports Reference. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/latroy-lewis-1/gamelog/2013/. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  7. "Utah State at Tennessee Box Score, August 31, 2014". Sports Reference. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2014-08-31-tennessee.html. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  8. "Chattanooga at Tennessee Box Score, October 11, 2014". Sports Reference. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2014-10-11-tennessee.html. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  9. "Latroy Lewis 2014 Game Log". Sports Reference. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/latroy-lewis-1/gamelog/2014/. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  10. "Georgia at Tennessee Box Score, October 10, 2015". Sports Reference. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/boxscores/2015-10-10-tennessee.html. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  11. "Latroy Lewis 2015 Game Log". Sports Reference. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/latroy-lewis-1/gamelog/2015/. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  12. "Latroy Lewis 2016 Game Log". Sports Reference. https://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/latroy-lewis-1/gamelog/2016/. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  13. "Raiders add undrafted free agents following tryouts". May 7, 2017. https://www.silverandblackpride.com/2017/5/7/15575484/raiders-add-undrafted-free-agents-following-tryouts. Retrieved November 18, 2018.
  14. "Raiders vs. Cowboys - Game Summary - August 26, 2017 - ESPN". ESPN.com. http://www.espn.com/nfl/game?gameId=400953306. Retrieved August 28, 2017.
  15. "Raiders Announce Transactions". September 2, 2017. Archived from the original on December 9, 2017. https://web.archive.org/web/20171209084351/http://www.raiders.com:80/news/article-1/Raiders-Announce-Transactions/f671cc9c-caa3-429f-992e-5629667b4dec.
  16. Wilson, Aaron (September 4, 2017). "Texans sign LB LaTroy Lewis to fill practice squad". http://www.chron.com/sports/texans/article/Texans-sign-LB-LaTroy-Lewis-to-fill-practice-squad-12172321.php.
  17. "TRANSACTIONS: Lewis, President, Slade signed". November 29, 2017. http://www.houstontexans.com/news/article-2/TRANSACTIONS-Lewis-President-Slade-signed/39bba771-407f-4909-b6e6-6d6a1d172c98.
  18. "TRANSACTIONS: Texans cut roster to 53". September 1, 2018. https://www.houstontexans.com/news/transactions-texans-cut-roster-to-53.
  19. "Titans add Chad Hansen, LaTroy Lewis to practice squad". October 2, 2018. https://247sports.com/nfl/tennessee-titans/Article/Titans-add-Chad-Hansen-LaTroy-Lewis-to-practice-squad-122814942/.
  20. Wyatt, Jim (December 24, 2018). "Titans Add a Third QB to the Roster, and Place DT Jurrell Casey on Injured Reserve". https://www.titansonline.com/news/titans-add-a-third-qb-to-the-roster-and-place-dt-jurrell-casey-on-injured-reserv.

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