David Lewis (American football)

David Lewis
Date of birth (1961-06-08) June 8, 1961
Place of birth Portland, Oregon
Career information
Position(s) TE
College California
NFL draft 1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
Career history
As player
1984–1986 Detroit Lions
1987 Miami Dolphins
Career stats

David Lewis (born June 8, 1961 in Portland, Oregon) is a former professional American football tight end who played four seasons for the Detroit Lions and the Miami Dolphins. He played tight end for the University of California, Berkeley for three seasons.

He was selected by the Lions as their first pick (20th overall) in the 1984 NFL Draft.[2] The Lions cut him before the start of the 1987 season, and he was signed by the Miami Dolphins one month later as a replacement player. He was one of the last replacement players to be cut from the roster once the veteran players returned from the 1987 NFL player's strike, and was re-signed by the Dolphins in December.[3][4][5][6]


  1. http://www.sports-reference.com/cfb/players/david-lewis-2.html
  2. "Lewis, Lions come to terms". Argus-Press. July 20, 1984. p. 7. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  3. Collier, Gene (September 8, 1987). "Sims simply didn't fit picture with Steelers". The Pittsburgh Press. p. C1. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  4. Holleman, Joey (October 27, 1987). "Mackey says sad good-bye to his dream". The Miami News. p. 2B. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  5. "Moves". The Spokesman-Review. November 16, 1987. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  6. "Transactions". The Southeast Missourian. December 10, 1987. p. 7B. Retrieved April 16, 2011.

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