Terrell Lewis
Lewis in 2020
No. 52 – Los Angeles Rams
Position:Outside linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1998-08-25) August 25, 1998 (age 23)
Washington, D.C.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school:St. John's College High School (Washington, D.C.)
College:Alabama
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:27
Sacks:5.0
Forced fumbles:1
Pass deflections:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Terrell Lewis (born August 25, 1998 as Terrell Hall) is an American football outside linebacker for the Los Angeles Rams of the National Football League (NFL). He played college football at Alabama.

Early life and high school

Born Terrell Hall, Lewis grew up in Washington, D.C. and attended St. John's College High School. As a senior, Lewis recorded 42 tackles, 21 tackles for a loss, and nine sacks he was named the Football Player of the Year for Washington, D.C. by USA Today and Gatorade.[1][2] He was also invited to play in the 2016 Under Armour All-America Game.[3] Rated a five star recruit by Rivals.com and four stars by ESPN, Scout and 247Sports, as well as a top-ten weak side defensive end by all four, Lewis initially committed to play college football at Ohio State during his junior year.[4] He de-committed from Ohio State in the summer going into his senior year, ultimately committing to play at Alabama after considering offers from Maryland, Florida State and Mississippi.[5][6]

College career

Lewis playing for Alabama in 2019
Lewis playing for Alabama in 2019

As a freshman Lewis played in 11 games for the Crimson Tide, making 11 tackles with one sack.[7] He tore a ligament in the first game of his sophomore season against Florida State, causing him to miss the next ten games.[8] He returned for the final game of the regular season against Auburn and played in the postseason, making his first career start in the 2018 College Football Playoff National Championship. He finished the season with 16 total tackles and a sack.[9] Lewis tore his ACL in summer training camp going into his junior season and was forced to use a medical redshirt.[10]

Lewis entered his redshirt junior season as a starting outside linebacker for Alabama and was named to the Butkus Award watchlist.[11][12] He finished the season with 31 tackles, 11.5 tackles for loss, 6.0 sacks, 16 quarterback hurries, two pass breakups and one fumble recovery and was named second team All-SEC.[13] Lewis opted not to play in the Citrus Bowl and decided to enter the 2020 NFL Draft, forgoing his final year of NCAA eligibility. Lewis finished his collegiate career with 58 tackles (14.5 for loss), eight sacks, three passes defended and a forced fumble in 26 games played.[14]

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 5+14 in
(1.96 m)
262 lb
(119 kg)
33+78 in
(0.86 m)
9+78 in
(0.25 m)
37.0 in
(0.94 m)
10 ft 4 in
(3.15 m)
All values from NFL Combine[15]

Lewis was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the third round with the 84th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.[16] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on July 31, 2020.[17] He was activated on August 14, 2020.[18] He was placed on the reserve/non-football injury (NFI) list on September 9, 2020.[19] He was designated to return from the NFI list on October 1, and began practicing with the team again.[20] He was activated on October 10 and made his NFL debut on October 11, 2020 in a 30-10 win over the Washington Football Team.[21]

In Week 10 against the Seattle Seahawks, Lewis recorded his first two career sacks on Russell Wilson during the 23–16 win.[22]

Lewis won Super Bowl LVI when the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals.

Personal life

Lewis changed his last name from Hall to Lewis going into his sophomore year.[23]

References

  1. ^ "Washington D.C. Football POY: Terrell Hall". USATodayHSS.com. December 3, 2015. Archived from the original on November 1, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  2. ^ "Damascus RB Jake Funk, St. John's DL Terrell Hall named Gatorade Players of the Year". Washington Post. December 3, 2015. Archived from the original on November 1, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  3. ^ Hamilton, Gerry (September 15, 2015). "UA jersey tour: Terrell Hall". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 1, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  4. ^ Donohue, Tyler (March 3, 2015). "Terrell Hall Commits to Ohio State: How 4-Star DE Fits Buckeyes Defense". Bleacher Report. Archived from the original on November 1, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  5. ^ Wasserman, Ari (August 3, 2015). "Four-star defensive end Terrell Hall announces decommitment from Ohio State: Ohio State football recruiting". Cleveland.com. Archived from the original on November 1, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  6. ^ Shaffer, Jonas (February 3, 2016). "Blue-chip defensive end Terrell Hall commits to Alabama over Maryland". The Baltimore Sun. Archived from the original on November 1, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  7. ^ Zenitz, Matt (February 10, 2017). "Meet Alabama's 'future at the outside linebacker position'". AL.com. Archived from the original on November 1, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  8. ^ Fornelli, Tom (September 3, 2017). "Report: Alabama loses two linebackers for the season in win over Florida State". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on November 1, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  9. ^ McNair, Kirk (November 14, 2018). "No Word On Return Possibilities Of Injured Tiders". 247Sports.com.
  10. ^ Scarborough, Alex (July 10, 2018). "Crimson Tide LB Terrell Lewis tears right ACL". ESPN.com. Archived from the original on November 1, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  11. ^ Zenitz, Matt (October 14, 2019). "Terrell Lewis getting back to being impact player for Alabama". AL.com. Archived from the original on November 1, 2019. Retrieved November 1, 2019.
  12. ^ Lamb, Chris (July 22, 2019). "Alabama lands trio of linebackers on Butkus Award watch list". Roll Tide Wire. USA Today. Archived from the original on November 7, 2019. Retrieved November 7, 2019.
  13. ^ Potter, Charlie (December 17, 2019). "Alabama OLB Terrell Lewis accepts 2020 Senior Bowl invitation". CBSSports.com. Archived from the original on December 18, 2019. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  14. ^ Hudson, Brett (December 16, 2019). "Diggs, Lewis will skip Citrus Bowl". The Tuscaloosa News. Archived from the original on December 17, 2019. Retrieved December 18, 2019.
  15. ^ "Terrell Lewis Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved July 8, 2020.
  16. ^ Byington, Alex (April 24, 2020). "Alabama's Terrell Lewis lands with LA Rams in the third round of 2020 NFL Draft". Montgomery Advertiser. Archived from the original on April 25, 2020. Retrieved April 24, 2020.
  17. ^ Jackson, Stu (July 31, 2020). "Chandler Brewer opts out of 2020 season, two rookies added to Reserve/COVID-19 list". TheRams.com. Retrieved August 1, 2020.
  18. ^ DaSilva, Cameron (August 14, 2020). "Rams activate Terrell Lewis, make 2 other roster moves". USAToday.com. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  19. ^ Jackson, Stu (September 9, 2020). "Rams place Terrell Lewis on Reserve/Non-Football Injury list". Los Angeles Rams. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  20. ^ DaSilva, Cameron (September 30, 2020). "Terrell Lewis practices after Rams designate him to return". USAToday.com. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  21. ^ Inabinett, Mark (October 12, 2020). "Alabama NFL roundup: Josh Jacobs helps end Chiefs' streak". AL.com. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  22. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams – November 15th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  23. ^ Potter, Charlie (July 7, 2017). "Alabama sophomore LB Terrell Hall changes his last name". 247Sports.com. Retrieved November 1, 2019.