Frank Lewis
No. 43, 82
Position:Wide receiver
Personal information
Born: (1947-07-04) July 4, 1947 (age 75)
Houma, Louisiana, United States
Height:6 ft 1 in (1.85 m)
Weight:196 lb (89 kg)
Career information
High school:Houma (LA) Southdown
College:Grambling State
NFL Draft:1971 / Round: 1 / Pick: 8
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receiving yards:6,724
Receiving TDs:40
Player stats at · PFR

Frank Douglas Lewis (born July 4, 1947) is a former professional American football wide receiver who played for the Pittsburgh Steelers and Buffalo Bills in the National Football League (NFL) for 13 seasons.

Lewis played college football at Grambling and received third-team honors on the 1970 Little All-America college football team.[1]

He was drafted by the Steelers in the first round of the 1971 NFL Draft. He won two Super Bowl rings with the team, in Super Bowl IX and Super Bowl X.[2]

In August 1978 the Steelers traded Lewis to the Bills in exchange for tight end Paul Seymour. Seymour was returned by the Steelers when he failed to pass their physical.[3] Lewis, however, remained with the Bills and the Steelers ended up receiving no compensation in the trade.[4]

Lewis was a Pro Bowl selection in 1981 as a member of the Bills. In his pro career, he caught 397 receptions for 6,724 yards and 40 touchdowns.[2]

In 2019, Lewis was elected to the 10th class of the Black College Football Hall of Fame. As a star player at Grambling State in the Southwestern Athletic Conference, he helped the university win the conference championship in 1968. He scored 42 total touchdowns, both receiving and rushing, during his four years there before becoming a first-round draft pick.


  1. ^ "A.P.'s Little All-American". The Morning News. December 10, 1970. p. 42 – via
  2. ^ a b "Frank Lewis". Pro Football Reference. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  3. ^ Sheeley, Glenn (August 24, 1978). "Steelers Return Seymour". Pittsburgh Press. pp. D-1. Retrieved 2 April 2010.
  4. ^ Emert, Rich (December 13, 1979). "Knox worth his weight in gold in Buffalo". The Beaver County Times. pp. C-1. Retrieved 2 April 2010.