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    Greg Lewis
    17 Greg Lewis
    Hometown:
    Matteson, Ill.

    High School:
    Rich South

    Height / Weight:
    6-0 / 180

    Position:
    Wide Receiver

    Birthdate:
    02/12/1980

    Lettered:
    1999-2002

    2002: Played in all 12 games for the Illini, starting against the eventual national champion Ohio State Buckeyes ... Finished career with 1,456 yards receiving, which ranks ninth on the Illinois all-time list ... Also had 103 career catches (10th) and 12 touchdowns (6th) which also are on the Top-10 list in the Illinois record books ... Had best game of the season against Wisconsin where he caught four passes for 86 yards and two touchdowns ... Had only one reception vs. Arkansas State, but it was a four-yard TD catch ... His fourth touchdown of the season came in overtime against Purdue to give Illinois the win ... Recorded 70 yards receiving on five catches in season opener against Missouri ... Had five receptions for 80 yards at Minnesota.

    2001: Caught 13 passes for 225 yards and one touchdown ... Hauled in a career-long 59-yarder against Louisville ... Emerged as a kickoff returner at Michigan returning five kicks for 69 yards, including a long return of 27 yards ... Also caught three passes for 45 yards and a touchdown against the Wolverines ... Had a 21-yard reception against Wisconsin ... Had two catches for 45 yards at Ohio State ... Caught two passes for 29 yards in the Big Ten Title clincher against Northwestern.

    2000: Started all 11 games for the Illini at flanker ... Ranked first on the team in receiving with 544 total yards and scored six touchdowns which ranks fifth in the Illinois record books for single season touchdown receptions .. Also tied school record with three touchdown catches against Middle Tennessee ... Posted first career 100-yard game against Michigan with 107 yards on four catches ... Registered five catches over 30 yards, including a season-long 55-yarder at Penn State ... Averaged 13.6 yards per catch ... Ranked third on the team in scoring with 36 points ... Had a career-high six catches for 90 yards against Indiana and six receptions for 89 yards and two touchdowns at Penn State ... Scored one touchdown, while pulling in four receptions for 42 yards against San Diego State ... Also hauled in six catches at Minnesota ... Earned a scholarship.

    1999: Started five games at flanker ... Totaled 12 receptions for 149 yards and one touchdown, averaging 12.4 yards a catch ... Caught season-high three passes against Arkansas State and Michigan State ... Caught a 54-yard touchdown pass from Kurt Kittner against San Diego State for first collegiate TD.

    1998: Enrolled at the University of Illinois, but was not a member of the football squad.

    High School: Caught 56 passes for 880 yards and 13 touchdowns during senior season ... An all-conference, all-area, and all-state selection by Chicago Tribune ... Registered six interceptions during junior season ... Earned three letters in both football and basketball ... Starting point guard on 1997 basketball team that reached the Sweet Sixteen of IHSA tournament ... High school coach was Rich Murphy.

    Personal: Former walk-on ... Nickname is Foots ... Born Feb. 12, 1980 in Chicago ... Full given name is Gregory Alan Lewis Jr. ... Majoring in speech communications and aspires to teach and coach after graduation ... Cousin, Walter Young, also is a wide receiver on the Illinois football team ... Parents are Gregory Sr., a credit analyst, and Willie Ann, a teacher ... Has one sister ... Helped Coach Turner and teammates conduct seventh-inning stretch at Wrigley Field in 2002.


    CAREER HIGHS

    Receptions: 6, three times (last vs. Indiana, 11/4/00)
    Yards: 107 vs. Michigan, 9/23/00
    Touchdowns: 3 vs. Middle Tennessee, 9/2/00
    Long Play: 59 vs. UL, 9/15/01
    KO Returns: 5 at Mich, 9/22/01
    KO return Yds: 69 at Mich, 9/22/01
    Long Return: 27 at Mich, 9/22/01


    RECEIVING STATISTICS

    YEAR G NO YDS AVG YD/G TD LONG
    1999 10 12 149 12.4 14.9 1 54
    2000 11 40 544 13.6 49.5 6 55
    2001 12 13 225 17.3 20.5 1 59
    2002 12 38 538 14.2 44.8 4 49
    Total 45 103 1,456 14.1 38.3 12 59


    updated 2/09

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