David Lewis
No. 87
Position:Tight end
Personal information
Born: (1961-06-08) June 8, 1961 (age 62)
Portland, Oregon, U.S.
Height:6 ft 3 in (1.91 m)
Weight:234 lb (106 kg)
Career information
High school:Grant (OR)
NFL draft:1984 / Round: 1 / Pick: 20
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:731
Player stats at NFL.com

David Lewis (born June 8, 1961 in Portland, Oregon) is an American former professional football player who was a tight end for four seasons in the National Football League (NFL) for the Detroit Lions and the Miami Dolphins. He played college football for the California Golden Bears for three seasons.

Playing career

Lewis was selected by the Lions as their first pick (20th overall) in the 1984 NFL draft.[1][2] The Lions cut him before the start of the 1987 season, and he was signed by the Miami Dolphins one month later as a replacement player. He was one of the last replacement players to be cut from the roster once the veteran players returned from the 1987 NFL player's strike, and was re-signed by the Dolphins in December.[3][4][5][6]


  1. ^ "1984 NFL Draft Listing". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved October 10, 2023.
  2. ^ "Lewis, Lions come to terms". Argus-Press. July 20, 1984. p. 7. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  3. ^ Collier, Gene (September 8, 1987). "Sims simply didn't fit picture with Steelers". The Pittsburgh Press. p. C1. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  4. ^ Holleman, Joey (October 27, 1987). "Mackey says sad good-bye to his dream". The Miami News. p. 2B. Retrieved April 16, 2011.[permanent dead link]
  5. ^ "Moves". The Spokesman-Review. November 16, 1987. Retrieved April 16, 2011.
  6. ^ "Transactions". The Southeast Missourian. December 10, 1987. p. 7B. Retrieved April 16, 2011.