Alumni Focus: Greg Lewis

If you ever want to win a bar bet with your friends ask this question – Who is the only Eagles WR to catch a touchdown in a Super Bowl.  Fools will throw out Terrell Owens, Harold Carmichael and others.  The real answer is Greg Lewis.  The Eagles signed Greg Lewis as an un-drafted free agent from Illinois in 2003.  As an un-drafted guy Lewis carved out a nice career for a WR.  He played in the league for 8 seasons.  Six with the Eagles from 2003-2008 and 2 with the vikings 2009 – 2010.  One of his most famous plays was a game winning TD with a incredible tow tap against the 49ers.  Favre made a great throw and Lewis came down with the catch.  During his career Greg Lewis tallied 161 receptions, 2,172 yards and 9 TDs (including playoffs).  Not a bad living as a 4th/5th receiver.

After his playing career Lewis jumped right into the coaching ranks as a coaching Intern with the Philadelphia Eagles.  Following his internship he joined the University of San Diego as a WRs coach.  After a year at USD he followed the head coach to the San Jose State University filling the same role.  In 2014 he came back East joining the Pittsburgh Panthers as their WR coach.  In 2015 he was an offensive assistant helping Sean Payton before coming full circle and joining up with Doug Pederson as the Eagles WR coach in 2016.

Greg Lewis will have his hands full with this current crop of Eagles WRs.  These guys will have a lot of work to do.  He has some talent in Jordan Matthews and Nelson Agholor but will he be able to get anything out of Josh Huff?  Time will tell.

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