Lewis Sanders
Free Agent
Cornerback
Personal information
Date of birth: (1978-06-22) June 22, 1978 (age 42)
Place of birth: Staten Island, New York
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 210 lb (95 kg)
Career information
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 2000 / Round: 4 / Pick: 95
Debuted in 2000 for the Cleveland Browns
Career history
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.

Sanders has also played for the Houston Texans, New England Patriots and Atlanta Falcons.

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]

Sanders was drafted in the 2000 NFL Draft by the Cleveland Browns and played with the team through the 2004 season.

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.

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