Jermaine Lewis (American football, born 1974)

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Jermaine Lewis
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Position: Wide receiver / Return specialist
Personal information
Born: (1974-10-16) October 16, 1974 (age 46)
Lanham, Maryland
Height:5 ft 7 in (1.70 m)
Weight:183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school: Greenbelt (MD) Eleanor Roosevelt
College: Maryland
NFL Draft: 1996  / Round: 5 / Pick: 153
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions:143
Receiving yards:2,129
Return yards:7,893
Total touchdowns:23
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Jermaine Edward Lewis (born October 16, 1974) is a retired American football wide receiver who played in the National Football League. He was drafted in the fifth round (153rd overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft by the Baltimore Ravens, who he played for until 2001. With the Ravens, he won Super Bowl XXXV over the New York Giants. He played college football at Maryland.

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In his career Lewis also played for the Houston Texans and Jacksonville Jaguars.

Early years

Lewis attended Eleanor Roosevelt High School, where he was a two-time team MVP as a running back,[ citation needed ] while also as a sprinter on the track team, setting a national high school record in the 200 meters in 1992. [1] [2]

College career

Lewis was a four-year starter at Maryland, where he set several ACC records, including a record 193 receptions.[ citation needed ]

Track and field

Lewis was also a track star at Maryland, where he competed in the 100 meters and 200 meters, posting personal bests of 10.33 seconds and 20.82 seconds, respectively.

Personal bests

EventTime (seconds)VenueDate
100 meters 10.33Sacramento, CaliforniaJune 13, 1992
200 meters 20.82Elmhurst, IllinoisJune 20, 1992

Professional career

Lewis was selected by the Baltimore Ravens in the fifth round (153rd overall) of the 1996 NFL Draft. As a rookie, he established himself as the team's kick and punt returner, as well as their slot receiver.

From 1996 to 2001, Lewis scored 23 touchdowns (a franchise record passed by Jamal Lewis in 2003) and made the Pro Bowl in 1998 and 2001 as a returner. He led the NFL in punt return average in 1997 with 15.6 yards-per-return, punt return yards in 2001 with 519, and punt return touchdowns in 1998 and 2000 with two. In the Ravens 34–7 win over the New York Giants in Super Bowl XXXV, he had 152 all-purpose yards (111 kickoff return yards, 34 punt return yards, seven receiving yards, one rushing yard), including an 84-yard kickoff return for a touchdown in the second half that put the game out of reach.

In the 2002 expansion draft, Lewis was selected sixth by the Houston Texans, carrying a salary cap figure of US$4.29 million. However, he was released by the Texans after just one season. He then played for the Jacksonville Jaguars in 2003 and 2004 before being allocated to NFL Europe.

Lewis finished his nine NFL seasons with 148 rushing yards, 143 receptions for 2,129 yards, 295 punt returns for 3,282 yards, and 4,611 yards on kickoff returns. Overall, he recorded 10,170 total all-purpose yards and scored 23 touchdowns (17 receiving, six punt returns). With the Ravens, he gained 8,001 all-purpose yards, which stood as a franchise record until surpassed by Jamal Lewis in 2006. His 3,282 punt return yards ranked him 7th on the NFL all-time list.

NFL career statistics

Legend
Led the league

Regular season

YearTeamGPReceivingRushingKick returnsPunt returnsFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDRetYdsAvgLngTDRetYdsAvgLngTDFumLost
1996 BAL 1657815.62411-3-0.3-304188321.5440363399.446042
1997 BAL 144264815.442633511.72404190522.15102843715.689230
1998 BAL 134178419.17365204.090614524.23703240512.787232
1999 BAL 152528111.24625112.240815819.8250574527.933011
2000 BAL 15191618.526133812.723012323.02303657816.189200
2001 BAL 154328.01209333.7140421,03924.77604251912.462000
2002 HOU 1224120.5330382.7504696120.9450362807.848032
2003 JAX 2410025.0651166.060611118.52605459.014000
2004 JAX 9144.040-----2138618.4260232279.950020
Career1111432,12914.97317301484.92402124,61121.87602953,28211.1896167

Playoffs

YearTeamGPReceivingRushingKick returnsPunt returnsFumbles
RecYdsAvgLngTDAttYdsAvgLngTDRetYdsAvgLngTDRetYdsAvgLngTDFumLost
2000 BAL 4166.060372.350518937.88411112211.139010
2001 BAL 2-----242.050610417.3280510220.488100
Career6166.0605112.2501129326.68411622414.088110

Awards and highlights

Ravens franchise records

Personal life

Lewis has three sons. He also had a child named Geronimo, who was stillborn in 2000. Lewis has a charity in honor of Geronimo called the Geronimo Lewis Foundation. [4]

On August 15, 2011, Lewis was arrested and charged with resisting arrest by the Baltimore County Police Department. The arrest occurred after a hit and run car accident. [5] Lewis was arrested again on February 16, 2012. [6]

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  2. Neil H. Greenberger (June 16, 1992). "ROBINSON, LEWIS HAVE BIG MEETS". Washington Post. Retrieved January 9, 2019.
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  6. http://articles.baltimoresun.com/2012-02-16/news/bs-md-co-jermaine-lewis-arrest-20120216_1_arrest-taser-charge-from-last-year