|Date of birth:June 22, 1978|
|Place of birth: Staten Island, New York|
|Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)||Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)|
|NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 4 / Pick: 95|
|Debuted in 2000 for the Cleveland Browns|
|Roster status: Active|
|Career highlights and awards|
|Stats at NFL.com|
Lewis Sanders (born June 22, 1978 in Staten Island, New York) is an American football cornerback who is currently a free agent. He was drafted by the Cleveland Browns in the fourth round of the 2000 NFL Draft. He played college football at Maryland.
College career[edit | edit source]
He is only the fourth player in University of Maryland history to return 2 kickoff returns for touchdowns in a career, and he ranks sixth on the Terps’ career-record list with 956 yards on kickoff returns and seventh with 10 interceptions. In 1999, he was an All-America Third-Team choice by SportsPage.com and The Sporting News, as well as an All-Atlantic Coast Conference First-Team selection and a semi-finalist for the Jim Thorpe Award, given to the nation’s top defensive back.
Professional career[edit | edit source]
Cleveland Browns[edit | edit source]
Houston Texans[edit | edit source]
He signed with the Houston Texans as a free agent in 2005 and played two years there.
Atlanta Falcons[edit | edit source]
On March 7, 2007, the Atlanta Falcons signed Sanders. He was released by the team following the season on February 15, 2008.
New England Patriots[edit | edit source]
On March 6, 2008, he signed with the New England Patriots.