Lewis Cine
No. 6 – Minnesota Vikings
Position:Safety
Personal information
Born: (1999-10-05) 5 October 1999 (age 24)
Port-au-Prince, Haiti
Height:6 ft 2 in (1.88 m)
Weight:199 lb (90 kg)
Career information
High school:Everett
(Everett, Massachusetts), Trinity Christian
(Cedar Hill, Texas)
College:Georgia (2019–2021)
NFL draft:2022 / Round: 1 / Pick: 32
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Games played:9
Total tackles:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Lewis Tom Cine (/sn/ SEEN; born 5 October 1999) is a Haitian-born American football safety for the Minnesota Vikings of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Georgia and was drafted by the Vikings in the first round of the 2022 NFL Draft.

Early years

Cine was born on 5 October 1999, in Haiti and immigrated to the United States at age four, originally settling with his family in Florida before moving to Everett, Massachusetts.[1] He initially attended Everett High School.[2] As a junior, he was named the Massachusetts Defensive Player of the Year by USA Today after recording 65 tackles, two sacks, two interceptions, two fumble recoveries, and a blocked kick as Everett won a second straight MIAA state championship.[3][4] After the retirement of Everett's coach at the end of the season, Cine moved to Cedar Hill, Texas, to live with an uncle and enrolled at Trinity Christian School for his senior year.[1] While at Cedar Hill, he was coached by Hall of Fame cornerback Deion Sanders.[5] Cine committed to play college football at Georgia over offers from Texas, Michigan, Penn State, and Florida.[6]

College career

Cine played in all 14 of Georgia's games during his freshman season and started the final two.[7] He was named a starting safety for the Bulldogs going into his sophomore season.[8] Cine finished the season with 49 tackles and 12 passes broken up over ten starts and was ejected from the team's game against Florida after drawing a targeting penalty.[9][10] On 15 January 2022, Cine declared for the 2022 NFL Draft.[11]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 10-yard split 20-yard split Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 2+14 in
(1.89 m)
199 lb
(90 kg)
32+14 in
(0.82 m)
9+38 in
(0.24 m)
4.37 s 1.45 s 2.48 s 37.0 in
(0.94 m)
11 ft 1 in
(3.38 m)
All values from NFL Combine/Pro Day[12][13]

Cine was selected in the first round with the 32nd overall pick by the Minnesota Vikings in the 2022 NFL Draft.[14] In Week 4 against the New Orleans Saints, Cine suffered a compound fracture injury to his lower left leg during a punt coverage play, which required two surgeries, ending his rookie season.[15]

Personal life

Lewis Cine has a daughter named Bella, born in 2017.[16]

References

  1. ^ a b Towers, Chip (23 August 2021). "The 'why' for Georgia's Lewis Cine is his mother, daughter". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  2. ^ Weitzer, Nate (6 September 2017). "Here's the perfect antidote for high school football's spread offenses". The Boston Globe. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  3. ^ "DFW Elite: Introducing four-star safety Lewis Cine". Fort Worth Star-Telegram. 20 March 2018. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  4. ^ Hilbert, Evan (27 December 2017). "2017 ALL-USA Massachusetts Football Team". USATodayHSS.com. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  5. ^ Hamilton, Gerald (10 October 2018). "Lewis Cine, No. 3-ranked safety in 2019 class, commits to Georgia". ESPN.com. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  6. ^ Holland, EJ (10 October 2018). "Four-star TC-Cedar Hill DB Lewis Cine commits to Georgia". The Dallas Morning News. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  7. ^ Sudge, Brandon (23 March 2020). "Georgia football's Lewis Cine hopes to shine for 2 people". The Telegraph. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  8. ^ Johnson, Bailey (25 November 2020). "Hard-hitting Cine giving Bulldogs a boost in secondary". The Atlanta Journal-Constitution. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  9. ^ Butt, Jason (11 May 2021). "The Daily Recap: Lewis Cine's 'time to shine'". Rivals.com. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  10. ^ Smits, Garry (7 November 2020). "Dogs Lewis Cline ejected for targeting UF tight end Kyle Pitts". The Florida Times-Union. Retrieved 24 September 2021.
  11. ^ Austin, Brooks (14 January 2022). "BREAKING: Lewis Cine Says Goodbye to Georgia". Sports Illustrated. Retrieved 16 April 2023.
  12. ^ "Lewis Cine Draft and Combine Prospect Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved 29 April 2022.
  13. ^ "2022 Draft Scout Lewis Cine, Georgia NFL Draft Scout College Football Profile". draftscout.com. Retrieved 29 April 2022.
  14. ^ Smith, Eric (28 April 2022). "Vikings Draft Georgia Safety Lewis Cine with 32nd Overall Pick". Vikings.com. Retrieved 16 April 2023.
  15. ^ Peters, Craig (4 October 2022). "Lewis Cine Placed on Injured Reserve as Vikings Make Roster Moves". Vikings.com. Retrieved 16 April 2023.
  16. ^ Joey (14 August 2023). "Lewis Cine Daughter And Family - Parenting Life". Retrieved 11 September 2023.