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Darryll Lewis
Jersey #(s)
29, 26 (Denver Broncos)
Born December 16, 1968 (1968-12-16) (age 41)
Bellflower, California
Career information
Year(s) 19912001
NFL Draft 1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38
College Arizona
Professional teams
Career stats
INT 32
INT yards 555
Touchdowns 5
Stats at
Career highlights and awards

Darryll Lamont Lewis (born December 16, 1968 in Bellflower, CA) is an American retired NFL player, who played as corner back.

After going to high school at Nogales High School in La Puente, CA, he graduated in 1991 from the University of Arizona and was then drafted by the Houston Oilers (later the Tennessee Titans) in the second round (38th overall) of that years NFL Draft. He was then traded to the San Diego Chargers in 1999 and again in 2000. He was a pro bowler in 1995, but was released by the Denver Broncos in 2001, with which he did not play a single game.

Lewis finished his career with 32 interceptions, which he returned for 555 yards and 5 touchdowns. He also recorded 5 sacks and 8 fumble recoveries, which he returned for 139 yards and one touchdown.

On or about Nov. 8, 2005 in West Covina, California Darryl Lewis was arrested after a Police Chase that was caught on tape and replayed on various news outlets and the television program Amazing Videos.

Los Angeles police say they pursued a pickup truck driven by Lewis, who played 10 seasons in the National Football League for the Houston Oilers and San Diego Chargers.

At one point, officers had Lewis cornered with four police cars surrounding his stopped pickup, and guns drawn. But Lewis managed to slip away, and again went speeding down streets of West Covina, Calif.

Family members told Mitchell that Lewis has medical problems, and at first didn't realize police were chasing him.

"He didn't pull over because he probably didn't understand that police were pulling him over because he didn't do anything," says a relative whose first name is Percy.

The pursuit ended, Mitchell says, when Lewis stopped outside his parents' West Covina house.

When he got out of the pickup, it took five officers to bring Lewis down.

"Of all the people I've ever had to wrestle with, this was the hardest. Absolutely. He was literally carrying us. He was so strong, it was unbelievable," says Steve Licon of the California Highway Patrol.

Lewis is charged with driving under the influence and evading police.

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