Darryll Lewis
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Personal information
Born: (1968-12-16) December 16, 1968 (age 53)
Bellflower, California
Career information
High school:La Puente (CA) Nogales
NFL Draft:1991 / Round: 2 / Pick: 38
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
INT yards:555
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Darryll Lamont Lewis (born December 16, 1968) is an American retired professional football player who was a cornerback in the National Football League (NFL).

Lewis was born in Bellflower, California. After going to high school at Nogales High School in La Puente, California, 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 year's NFL Draft.[2] He was then traded to the San Diego Chargers in 1999 and again in 2000. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 1995 and was released by the Denver Broncos in 2001 after a 10-year career.[2] He was inducted into the Arizona Sports Hall of Fame in 1995. [3]

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.

After Playing Career

Lewis began a coaching career, and was hired in March 2003 to coach the Oregon State University defensive backs. He resigned two months later, with the school citing personal reasons.[2]

In 2006, Darryll pleaded no contest to charges in two cases, and was sentenced to 32 months in prison by Supreme Court Judge Mark Nelson. The cases were related to felony counts of evading arrest and possession of methamphetamine, and misdemeanor charges of resisting arrest and taking a vehicle without the owner's consent.[4]


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  2. ^ a b c Gimino, Anthony. "Top 50 football players in Arizona Wildcats history: No. 8 Darryll Lewis". Tucson Citizen. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  3. ^ McCullough, Drew. "Darryll Lewis". Arizona Daily Star. Retrieved 1 March 2021.
  4. ^ "Former player Daryll Lewis pleads no contest". Patriots. Retrieved 1 March 2021.