NFL Throwback Thursday: Albert Lewis

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Albert Lewis, drafted in the 3rd round with the 61st overall draft pick by the Kansas City Chiefs in the 1983 NFL Draft.

Kansas City Chiefs

In his rookie season, Lewis had four interceptions, 36 tackles in 16 games played. In 1984 in his first full season as a starter, Lewis stared 15 games and recorded four interceptions and one sack. Also, he had 69 total tackles. When 1985 came around, Lewis recorded a career eight interceptions for the Chiefs, while making 74 tackles.

In the 1986 season, Lewis was named the Kansas City Chiefs MVP after recording 69 tackles and four interceptions, two fumble recoveries, one sack, and a blocked punt. Albert Lewis made his first of four Pro Bowls in the 1987 season. That season, he only had one interception but was barely picked on, opposing quarterback stayed away for his side of the field. In 1990, he made his first of two All-Pro teams, posting four interceptions and three forced fumbles.

In Lewis final season with the Chiefs in 1993, the Chiefs lost to the Buffalo Bills in the AFC Championship game. Lewis intercepted four passes that season, along with 56 tackles. After the season he signed with the Los Angeles Raiders.

Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders


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Lewis played five seasons with the Los Angeles/Oakland Raiders. In 1994, Lewis first season with the Raiders he recorded 45 tackles and one sack. It was not until 1996 he recorded his first interception ad a Raider. That season Lewis intercepted two passes. Lewis final season was 1998; he had moved to free safety and put together a solid season. Lewis recorded two interceptions, one returned for a touchdown the first of his career. Also, he had 58 tackles and one sack.

Albert Lewis was a tall cornerback at 6’2. But he was also fast, running a 4.3 40-yard dash coming out of college. He was known for excellent acceleration and speed. Hall of Fame tight end Shannon Sharpe said Lewis was always his fiercest competitor. In Lewis career, he recorded 832 tackles, 42 interceptions, 13 forced fumbles, 13 fumble recoveries, 12.5 sacks, 11 blocked kicks, and two touchdowns. Also, Lewis went to four Pro Bowls and made two All-Pro selections.

2 thoughts on “NFL Throwback Thursday: Albert Lewis

  1. This man should have already been in the HOF. Way better than Deion ‘all hype’ Sanders and Roger ‘are you kidding me’ Wehrli. Could do it all; Special teams, man to man coverage, tackling. He just went out and played, didn’t have to dance and run his mouth like Deion to get attention. A REAL football player.

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