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Greg Lewis
No. 17     Minnesota Vikings
Wide receiver
Personal information
Date of birth: February 12, 1980 (1980-02-12) (age 30)
Place of birth: Chicago, Illinois
Height: 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) Weight: 180 lb (82 kg)
Career information
College: Illinois
Undrafted in 2003
Debuted in 2003 for the Philadelphia Eagles
Career history
 As player:
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards
  • None
Career NFL statistics as of 2009
Receptions     128
Receiving yards     1,731
Receiving TDs     8
Stats at NFL.com

Gregory Alan Lewis, Jr. (born February 12, 1980 in Chicago, Illinois) is an American football wide receiver for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League. He was signed by the Philadelphia Eagles as an undrafted free agent in 2003. He played college football at Illinois.

Lewis has also been a member of the New England Patriots.

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Early years

Lewis attended Rich South High School in Richton Park, Illinois, which retired his No. 8 jersey in 2004.

College career

Lewis went to the University of Illinois, joining the football team as a walk-on.

Professional career

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Philadelphia Eagles

After going undrafted in the 2003 NFL Draft, Lewis with the Philadelphia Eagles signed as a undrafted free agent. Lewis spent six seasons with the Eagles, playing in 90 games and catching 127 passes for 1,699 yards and seven touchdowns. He is the only Philadelphia Eagles wide receiver to catch a pass for a touchdown in a Super Bowl.

New England Patriots

Lewis was acquired via trade along with a 2010 7th-round draft pick by the New England Patriots in exchange for a 2009 5th-round draft pick on March 5, 2009. However, he was released on September 5.

Minnesota Vikings

Lewis signed with the Minnesota Vikings on September 10, 2009.

On September 27, Lewis caught a 32-yard touchdown pass from QB Brett Favre with 2 seconds remaining to give the Vikings a dramatic come-from-behind 27-24 victory over the San Francisco 49ers. It was Lewis' first catch with the team and the game marked his debut as a Viking (he was inactive for the previous two games). He was re-signed to a one-year contract on February 28, 2010.

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