Mike Lewis (arena football)

Michael Lewis (born August 15, 1984) is an American football Defensive End who is currently a free agent. He was signed by the Albany Conquest as an undrafted free agent in 2007. He played college football at Adrian College.[1]

Mike Lewis
Free agent
Position:Defensive end
Personal information
Born: (1984-08-15) August 15, 1984 (age 36)
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:260 lb (118 kg)
Career information
College:Adrian College
Undrafted:2006
Career history
Career highlights and awards

2018)

  • First Team All-Arena (2012)
Career Arena statistics
Tackles:166.5
Sacks:60.5
Forced Fumbles:22
Fumble Recoveries:10
Interceptions:2
Player stats at ArenaFan.com

College careerEdit

Lewis starred for the Adrian College Bulldogs football team for four years. He originally went to Adrian to be a running back, but after a position switch, he posted the three best sack seasons by a Bulldog and owns the Adrian record for sacks in a single game (4). His 40.0 career sacks and 61.0 tackles for loss are career records.[2] As a senior in 2005, Lewis was named the Michigan Intercollegiate Athletic Association (MIAA) Defensive MVP.[3]

Professional careerEdit

Early careerEdit

Lewis' first year out of college he played semi-pro football with the Michigan (Flint) Admirals of the North American Football League under coach Don Mathews before receiving an offer to join the Albany Conquest of Arena Football 2.[4] After two seasons with the Conquest, Lewis joined the Peoria Pirates for the 2009 season.[5]

Iowa BarnstormersEdit

Lewis moved up to Arena Football 1 with the af2 folded, joining the Iowa Barnstormers.

Utah BlazeEdit

Lewis moved out west and joined the Utah Blaze in 2011. His sack total earned him 5th place in the league, and earned him a Second Team All-Arena selection.[6] He returned to the Blaze in 2012.

Return to IowaEdit

Lewis returned to the Barnstormers in 2013, reuniting him with head coach Mike Hohensee, whom had coached him in Peoria. Lewis continued his great sacking ability, moving up the AFL record books for career sacks. Lewis became the 1rst player in Arena Football League History to have Double Digit sacks in 3 straight seasons. (2011-2013) [7]

Las Vegas OutlawsEdit

Lewis joined the Las Vegas Outlaws in 2015.[8]

Orlando PredatorsEdit

On October 16, 2015, Lewis was assigned to the Orlando Predators.

Los Angeles KISSEdit

On May 24, 2016, Lewis was traded to the Los Angeles KISS for Logan Harrell and John Martinez. Lewis finished his Arena Football League career as the only player in the history of the League to have 3 straight seasons with double digit sack totals. Finished #2 On Arena Football All Time Quarterback Sacks list. [9]

ReferencesEdit

  1. ^ "Former Bulldog Mike Lewis Receives Arena Football League Honors". www.adrianbulldogs.com. Adrian College. August 15, 2013. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  2. ^ "Adrian College Football Media Guide" (PDF). www.adrianbulldogs.com. Adrian College. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  3. ^ Brian Calloway (November 21, 2009). "Adrian defensive lineman Panza selected MIAA Defensive MVP". www.lenconnect.com. The Daily Telegram. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  4. ^ "Getting to know Conquest DE Michael Lewis". www.arenafan.com. ArenaFan. July 17, 2008. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  5. ^ Dave Eminian (July 4, 2009). "Pirates wanna be like Mike". www.pjstar.com. Peoria Journal Star. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  6. ^ "Michael Lewis Returns to Utah Blaze - Arena Football on Astini News". www.astininews.blogspot.com. February 9, 2012. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  7. ^ Andy Hamilton (June 6, 2014). "Barnstormers' Lewis making improbable journey up AFL sack chart". www.desmoinesregister.com. The Des Moines Register. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  8. ^ "Four-time All-Arena Defensive End Joins Outlaws". www.sport195.com. Sport 195. March 20, 2015. Retrieved August 26, 2015.
  9. ^ "Pradators acquire two players in trade with LA Kiss". www.baynews9.com. Bright House Sports Network. May 25, 2016. Retrieved May 26, 2016.

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