Terrell Lewis
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Lewis with the Los Angeles Rams in 2020
Philadelphia Eagles
Position:Linebacker
Personal information
Born: (1998-08-25) August 25, 1998 (age 25)
Washington, D.C., U.S.
Height:6 ft 5 in (1.96 m)
Weight:262 lb (119 kg)
Career information
High school:St. John's College (Washington, D.C.)
College:Alabama (2016–2019)
NFL Draft:2020 / Round: 3 / Pick: 84
Career history
 * Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status:Active
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics as of 2023
Total tackles:40
Sacks:6.0
Forced fumbles:1
Pass deflections:3
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

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

Early years

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

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-Southeastern Conference.[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][16]

Los Angeles Rams

Lewis was selected by the Los Angeles Rams in the third round with the 84th overall pick in the 2020 NFL Draft.[17] He was placed on the reserve/COVID-19 list by the team on July 31, 2020.[18] He was activated on August 14, 2020.[19] He was placed on the reserve/non-football injury (NFI) list on September 9, 2020.[20] He was designated to return from the NFI list on October 1, and began practicing with the team again.[21] 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.[22]

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

Lewis won Super Bowl LVI when the Rams defeated the Cincinnati Bengals.[24]

On December 15, 2022, Lewis was waived by the Rams.[25]

Chicago Bears

On December 20, 2022, Lewis was signed to the practice squad of the Chicago Bears.[26] On January 4, 2023, the Bears signed him to the active roster.[27]

On August 30, 2023, Lewis was waived by the Bears.[28]

New Orleans Saints

On September 13, 2023, Lewis was signed to the New Orleans Saints practice squad.[29] On October 3, 2023, the Saints released Lewis.[30]

Philadelphia Eagles

On January 18, 2024, Lewis signed a reserve/future contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.[31]

Personal life

Lewis changed his last name from Hall to Lewis going into his sophomore year of college.[32]

References

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  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.
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  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. Retrieved March 25, 2023.
  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.
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  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.
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  16. ^ "2020 NFL Draft Scout Terrell Lewis College Football Profile". DraftScout.com. Retrieved February 2, 2024.
  17. ^ 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.
  18. ^ 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.
  19. ^ DaSilva, Cameron (August 14, 2020). "Rams activate Terrell Lewis, make 2 other roster moves". USAToday.com. Retrieved August 14, 2020.
  20. ^ Jackson, Stu (September 9, 2020). "Rams place Terrell Lewis on Reserve/Non-Football Injury list". Los Angeles Rams. Retrieved September 10, 2020.
  21. ^ DaSilva, Cameron (September 30, 2020). "Terrell Lewis practices after Rams designate him to return". USAToday.com. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  22. ^ Inabinett, Mark (October 12, 2020). "Alabama NFL roundup: Josh Jacobs helps end Chiefs' streak". AL.com. Retrieved October 12, 2020.
  23. ^ "Seattle Seahawks at Los Angeles Rams – November 15th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved November 18, 2020.
  24. ^ "Super Bowl LVI - Los Angeles Rams vs. Cincinnati Bengals - February 13th, 2022". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved March 25, 2023.
  25. ^ @RamsNFL (December 15, 2022). "LA Rams Transactions: • Waived, No Recall LB Terrell Lewis" (Tweet) – via Twitter.
  26. ^ Mayer, Larry (December 20, 2022). "Bears put Sanborn on IR, sign LB Elijah Lee". ChicagoBears.com.
  27. ^ Mayer, Larry (January 4, 2023). "Bears put three on IR, sign three from practice squad | Roster Moves". ChicagoBears.com. Retrieved January 5, 2023.
  28. ^ Mayer, Larry (August 30, 2023). "Roster Moves: Bears claim Kareem, Johnson off waivers". ChicagoBears.com.
  29. ^ "New Orleans Saints announce roster moves". NewOrleansSaints.com. Retrieved September 14, 2023.
  30. ^ Sigler, John. "Saints open a spot on their practice squad by releasing Terrell Lewis". USA TODAY. Retrieved October 3, 2023.
  31. ^ "Eagles sign 20 players to Reserve/Futures deals". Eagles Wire. USA Today. January 18, 2024.
  32. ^ Potter, Charlie (July 7, 2017). "Alabama sophomore LB Terrell Hall changes his last name". 247Sports.com. Retrieved November 1, 2019.