Detroit Lions defensive end Ronnell Lewis
|Date of birth:September 17, 1990|
|Place of birth: Dewar, Oklahoma|
|NFL Draft: 2012 / Round: 4 / Pick: 125|
|No regular season or postseason appearances|
|*Detroit Lions ( 2012)|
|Career highlights and awards|
|*2008 High School All-American (Superprep, PrepStar)
Ronnell Anthony Lewis (born September 17, 1990) is an American football defensive end who is currently a free agent. He played college football at the University of Oklahoma. He was drafted in the fourth round of the 2012 NFL Draft by the Lions.
High school career
Lewis attended Dewar High School in Dewar, Oklahoma, where he accounted for 2,219 yards on 150 rushes with 33 touchdowns in 2008 along with 156 tackles while he picked off 11 passes on defense and added 2,000 yards and 40 rushing touchdowns as a junior.
Known for his big hits, Oklahoma Sooner fans have nicknamed Lewis "The Hammer". He rose to national prominence after two big hits on special teams against Stanford in the 2009 Sun Bowl. Lewis followed up a promising freshman season with a stellar sophomore campaign in 2010 in which he logged 3.5 sacks, 37 tackles, 5 tackles for loss, and a 12-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Baylor Bears despite only starting four games. In the 2012 NFL Combine, Ronnell ran the 40-yard dash in 4.68s and performed 36 repetitions of 225 lbs.
2012 NFL Draft
|Ht||WtArm lengthHand size||40-yd dash||10-yd split||20-yd split||20-ss||3-cone||Vert||Broad||BP|
|6 ft 3 in||253 lb32¼ in9¼ in||4.68 s||4.40 s||7.09 s||31.0 in||9 ft 4 in||36 reps|
In the 2012 NFL draft, Lewis was drafted with the 125th overall pick (30th pick of the 4th round) to the Detroit Lions.
On August 25, 2013, he was released by the Detroit Lions.
On November 26, 2013, Lewis was signed by the Oklahoma Defenders of the Champions Professional Indoor Football League for the 2014 season.
Los Angeles KISS
On September 11, 2015, Lewis signed with Spokane again, but this team with the new Spokane Empire of the Indoor Football League. He was released on January 13, 2016.
- Soonersports.com Ronnell Lewis profile, September 23, 2011, http://www.soonersports.com/sports/m-footbl/mtt/lewis_ronnell00.html
- Meinke, Kyle (August 25, 2013). "Detroit Lions cut 4 more players, including former 4th-rounder Ronnell Lewis". http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2013/08/detroit_lions_cut_4_more_playe.html. Retrieved August 30, 2013.
- Richardson, Anwar S. (April 23, 2013). "Detroit Lions DE Ronnell Lewis arrested during bar fight". MLive. http://www.mlive.com/lions/index.ssf/2013/04/ronnell_lewis_is_the_ninth_det.html.