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Eugene "Geno" Brenton Lewis (born April 20, 1993) is a Canadian football wide receiver for the Montreal Alouettes of the Canadian Football League (CFL). He played college football for the Penn State Nittany Lions and Oklahoma Sooners.[1][2]

Eugene Lewis
No. 87     Montreal Alouettes
Born: (1993-04-20) April 20, 1993 (age 26)
Norristown, Pennsylvania
Career information
StatusActive
CFL statusInternational
Position(s)Wide receiver
Height6 ft 1 in (185 cm)
Weight208 lb (94 kg)
CollegeOklahoma
High schoolPlymouth (PA) Wyoming Valley West
Career history
As player
2017–presentMontreal Alouettes
Career stats

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High school careerEdit

Lewis played four years of football at Wyoming Valley West. He joined Ron Powlus and Raghib Ismail as one of the most heavily recruited players from the Wyoming Valley Conference.[3]

Lewis was recruited to play at Penn State by coach Joe Paterno, though he also had offers from Oregon and Virginia Tech, among other schools.[4]

College careerEdit

Lewis played for the Penn State Nittany Lions from 2012 to 2015. He was redshirted in 2012. He transferred to play for the Oklahoma Sooners in 2016. He played in 51 games, starting 19, during his college career, catching 122 passes for 1,569 yards and 10 touchdowns.[5]

Professional careerEdit

Lewis was rated the 71st best wide receiver in the 2017 NFL Draft by NFLDraftScout.com.[6]

Pre-draft measurables
Ht Wt 40-yard dash 10-yd split 20-yd split 20-ss 3-cone Vert jump Broad BP
6 ft 1 in
(1.85 m)
204 lb
(93 kg)
4.62 s 1.59 s 2.67 s 4.35 s 7.09 s 38 12 in
(0.98 m)
10 ft 9 in
(3.28 m)
9 reps
All values from Oklahoma Pro Day[6]

After going undrafted, Lewis attended rookie minicamp with the Cincinnati Bengals and Seattle Seahawks in May 2017.[7]

Lewis signed with the Montreal Alouettes on June 12, 2017.[8]

Lewis restarted his basketball career in November 2017 with the NEPA Stars & Stripes franchise in the American Basketball Association.[9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ Johnson, Travis (September 26, 2014). "Penn State football: Mentally tough Lewis uses father's struggles as inspiration". Centre Daily Times. Archived from the original on October 17, 2014. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  2. ^ Sokoloski, Paul (October 4, 2014). "A star in the making". Times Leader. Wilkes Barre, Pennsylvania. Retrieved October 12, 2014.
  3. ^ BENNETT, STEVE. "Recruiting of Valley West's Eugene Lewis created huge buzz". Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  4. ^ Bennett, Steve. "Tech-savvy JoePa makes recruiting pitch to Lewis". Retrieved 2017-12-03.
  5. ^ "GENO LEWIS". soonersports.com. Retrieved August 26, 2017.
  6. ^ a b "Geno Lewis". nfldraftscout.com. Retrieved August 26, 2017.
  7. ^ Bennett. Steve (May 10, 2017). "Former Valley West star Lewis headed to Seahawks". seahawks.com. Archived from the original on August 26, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  8. ^ "CFL TRANSACTIONS". cfl.ca. Archived from the original on August 26, 2017. Retrieved August 26, 2017.CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown (link)
  9. ^ Bufano, Matt. "Lewis joining NEPA Stars & Stripes". Retrieved 2017-12-03.