Tim Lewis

Tim Lewis (born December 18, 1961) is an American football coach who currently serves as the head coach for the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). A former cornerback, he played college football for the University of Pittsburgh, and was drafted in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He played four NFL seasons before his playing career ended, and thereafter became a college and professional coach. Lewis was a first round pick (eleventh player chosen overall) out of the University of Pittsburgh by the Green Bay Packers in the 1983 NFL Draft. A standout cornerback, he was considered to be one of the more skilled players on what was a relatively weak Packers team. He led or shared the team in interceptions in 1983 & 1985, finishing with a career total of 16. His 99-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams on November 18, 1984, remains the Packer team record. His career was cut short by a severe neck injury suffered in a Monday Night game against the Chicago Bears in the third week of the 1986 season.

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Tim Lewis
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Lewis in 2013
Birmingham Iron
Position:Head coach
Personal information
Born: (1961-12-18) December 18, 1961 (age 57)
Quakertown, Pennsylvania
Height:5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Weight:194 lb (88 kg)
Career information
High school:Pennridge (PA)
College:Pittsburgh
NFL Draft:1983 / Round: 1 / Pick: 11
Career history
As player:
As coach:
Career NFL statistics
Games played:51
Games started:42
Interceptions:16
Head coaching record
Regular season:2–0 (1.000)
Player stats at PFR

Tim Lewis (born December 18, 1961) is an American football coach who currently serves as the head coach for the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football (AAF). A former cornerback, he played college football for the University of Pittsburgh, and was drafted in the first round of the 1983 NFL Draft by the Green Bay Packers. He played four NFL seasons before his playing career ended, and thereafter became a college and professional coach.

Playing career

Lewis was a first round pick (eleventh player chosen overall) out of the University of Pittsburgh by the Green Bay Packers in the 1983 NFL Draft.[1] A standout cornerback, he was considered[by whom?] to be one of the more skilled players on what was a relatively weak Packers team.[citation needed] He led or shared the team in interceptions in 1983 & 1985, finishing with a career total of 16. His 99-yard interception return for a touchdown against the Los Angeles Rams on November 18, 1984, remains the Packer team record.[2] His career was cut short by a severe neck injury suffered in a Monday Night game against the Chicago Bears in the third week of the 1986 season.[3]

Coaching career

Beginning his coaching career in 1987 at Texas A&M, Lewis served under his former college coach at Pittsburgh, Jackie Sherrill.[1] He would later spend time at defensive coordinator for the Pittsburgh Steelers[4] and the New York Giants.[5] The 2013 season marked his third year as the secondary coach for the Atlanta Falcons. In 2015, Lewis became the defensive backs coach of the San Francisco 49ers, but was let go once the season ended as part of a complete coaching overhaul.[6] He was named the head coach of the Birmingham Iron of the Alliance of American Football on June 6, 2018.[7]

Head coaching record

Alliance of American Football

TeamYearRegular seasonPostseason
WonLostTiesWin %FinishWonLostWin %Result
BIR2019 2001.000
BIR Total2001.000
Total2001.000

References

  1. 1 2 Huebner, Bradley A. "Challenges Continue For Tim Lewis". tribunedigital-mcall. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  2. "Reed rumbles 108 yards for NFL record | Longest interception returns by team". Pro Football Hall of Fame. November 24, 2008. Retrieved June 2, 2014.
  3. Pierson, Don. "Collision Ends Lewis` Career". tribunedigital-chicagotribune. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  4. "Tim Lewis - Pro Football History.com". pro-football-history.com. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  5. Rush, Doug (June 6, 2018). "Ex-Giants coordinator Tim Lewis hired as AAF's Birmingham head coach". Giants Wire. Retrieved September 5, 2018.
  6. "49ers quietly clean house in coaching staff". Pro Football Talk. Retrieved January 19, 2016.
  7. Lewis, Tim (June 4, 2018). "Long-time NFL defensive coach to be inaugural head coach of Birmingham's AAF team". AL.com. Advanced Local Media. Retrieved June 4, 2018.
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