Cam Lewis

American football player (born 1997)

American football player
Cam Lewis
No. 39 – Buffalo Bills
Position:Cornerback 22
Personal information
Born: (1997-04-13) April 13, 1997 (age 25)
Detroit, Michigan
Height:5 ft 9 in (1.75 m)
Weight:183 lb (83 kg)
Career information
High school:Consortium College Prep
(Detroit, Michigan)
College:Buffalo
Undrafted:2019
Career history
Roster status:Active
Career NFL statistics as of Week 1, 2022
Total tackles:13
Pass deflections:1
Forced fumbles:1
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Cameron Lewis (born April 13, 1997) is an American football cornerback for the Buffalo Bills of the National Football League (NFL). He was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent in 2019. He played college football at the University at Buffalo.

College career

Lewis received scholarship offers to play college football at Toledo and Western Michigan but ultimately attended the University at Buffalo, where he played on the Buffalo Bulls football team from 2015 to 2018.[1]

As a freshman on November 11, 2015, Lewis returned an interception 68 yards for a touchdown during a game against Northern Illinois.[2] As a junior in 2017, injuries limited him to only seven games.[3] On September 11, 2018, he was named the Mid-American Conference East Defensive Player of the Week after recording two interceptions in a game against Temple.[4] As a senior in 2018, despite missing time with a high-ankle sprain, Lewis led the team in interceptions and passes defended and was named to the All-MAC Second-team Defense.[3][5]

Professional career

Lewis was signed by the Buffalo Bills as an undrafted free agent following the conclusion of the 2019 NFL Draft.[6] He was waived on August 31, 2019 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[7][8] He signed a reserve/future contract with the Bills on January 6, 2020.[9]

On September 5, 2020, Lewis was waived by the Bills and signed to the practice squad the next day.[10][11] He was elevated to the active roster on September 12 for the week 1 game against the New York Jets[12] and made his NFL debut in that game, appearing on six special teams plays.[13] He was reverted to the practice squad the day after the game. He was promoted to the active roster on September 17.[14] He was waived on October 1 and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[15][16] He was promoted back to the active roster on October 7.[17] Lewis made his first career NFL start on October 13 against the Tennessee Titans. On Tennessee's first play from scrimmage, Lewis stopped Derrick Henry, the previous season's leading rusher, at the line of scrimmage for the first tackle of his career. He tallied seven total tackles on the day.[18] He was placed on injured reserve on October 31.[19]

On August 31, 2021, Lewis was waived by the Bills and re-signed to the practice squad the next day.[20][21] On October 3, 2021, Lewis forced his first career fumble in a game against the Houston Texans.[22] He was signed to the active roster on November 11, 2021.[23]

References

  1. ^ Vance, Brian (June 24, 2014). "2015 Buffalo Football Recruiting: CB Cameron Lewis Talks Commitment to Buffalo". Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  2. ^ "Northern Illinois at Buffalo Box Score, November 11, 2015". College Football at Sports-Reference.com. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  3. ^ a b Skurski, Jay (June 8, 2019). "Former UB cornerback Cam Lewis gets his chance with Bills". The Buffalo News. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  4. ^ "UB's Jackson, Lewis get MAC football honors". The Buffalo News. September 11, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  5. ^ "MAC Announces 2018 All-MAC First, Second, Third Teams and Postseason Awards". getsomemaction.com. Mid-American Conference. November 28, 2018. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  6. ^ Skurski, Jay (June 8, 2019). "Former UB cornerback Cam Lewis gets his chance with Bills". The Buffalo News. Archived from the original on September 29, 2019. Retrieved September 6, 2019.
  7. ^ Brown, Chris (August 31, 2019). "Bills cut roster down to 53 players". BuffaloBills.com.
  8. ^ Brown, Chris (September 1, 2019). "Bills begin to assemble practice squad, Christian Wade holds 11th exempt spot". BuffaloBills.com.
  9. ^ Brown, Chris (January 6, 2020). "Bills sign 10 reserve/future free agents". BuffaloBills.com.
  10. ^ Brown, Chris (September 5, 2020). "Bills announce these moves to get to the 53-man roster limit". BuffaloBills.com.
  11. ^ "Bills announce the initial 2020 practice squad". BuffaloBills.com. September 6, 2020.
  12. ^ "Cam Lewis, Justin Zimmer elevated from practice squad for Jets game". BuffaloBills.com. September 12, 2020. Retrieved September 19, 2020.
  13. ^ "Cameron Lewis Career Game Log". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved October 1, 2020.
  14. ^ Brown, Chris (September 17, 2020). "Bills elevate CB Cam Lewis to active roster, add two to practice squad". buffalobills.com.
  15. ^ Glab, Maddy (October 1, 2020). "Bills release cornerback Cam Lewis". BuffaloBills.com. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  16. ^ Wojton, Nick (October 2, 2020). "Bills re-sign CB Cam Lewis to practice squad". USAToday.com. Retrieved October 9, 2020.
  17. ^ "Bills promote CB Cam Lewis to the 53-man roster; Wallace placed on IR". BuffaloBills.com. October 7, 2020.
  18. ^ "Buffalo Bills at Tennessee Titans - October 13th, 2020". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Sports Reference. Retrieved October 17, 2020.
  19. ^ "Bills activate CB Levi Wallace; elevate CB Dane Jackson". BuffaloBills.com. October 31, 2020.
  20. ^ "Bills release 23 players to set the initial 2021 53-man roster". BuffaloBills.com. August 31, 2021.
  21. ^ "Bills sign 15 players to the 2021 practice squad". BuffaloBills.com. September 1, 2021.
  22. ^ "Bills force 5 turnovers, overwhelm Mills and Texans 40-0". ESPN.com. October 3, 2021.
  23. ^ "Bills sign Cam Lewis to 53-man roster; Justin Zimmer place on injured reserve + other moves announced". BuffaloBills.com. November 11, 2021.

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