|Born:||January 14, 1961|
Oklahoma City, Oklahoma
|NFL draft||1983 / Round: 4 / Pick: 98|
|1983||New Orleans Saints|
|1985||Ottawa Rough Riders|
|CFL West All-Star||1988, 1991|
Gary Lewis (born January 14, 1961) was a defensive tackle who played ten seasons in the Canadian Football League. Previously, he played one season in the NFL for the New Orleans Saints. He won the Grey Cup in 1989 with the Saskatchewan Roughriders.
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