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Chenry Lewis
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Chenry Lewis at Shotwell Stadium, Abilene Tx, after the LSC championship game
Abilene Christian WildcatsNo. 43
Linebacker

Defensive End

Redshirt Senior
Major: Sociology
Date of birth: (1984-10-10) October 10, 1984 (age 32)
Place of birth: Kingston, Jamaica
Height: 6 ft 1 in (1.85 m) Weight: 228 lb (103 kg)
Career history
High school: Paterson Catholic High School, Paterson, New Jersey
 College(s):

  • Rutgers (2004-2007)
  • [[{{{school}}}|Abilene Christian]]
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Chenry Lewis (born October 10, 1984 in Kingston, Jamaica) is an undrafted, free agent, American football linebacker who played for the Rutgers Scarlet Knights from 2004 to 2007. He now played for Abilene Christian University as a fifth-year senior during the 2008 season.[1]

Personal life

Lewis was born in Kingston, Jamaica and came to the United States with his family at the age of 15 and settled in Paterson, New Jersey. There he attended Paterson Catholic High School.[2] According to an interview with the Daily Targum reporter Paul Yunos Jr., before he came to the U.S., Lewis played soccer and basketball. When he enrolled at Paterson Catholic High School he played basketball for the Cougars with Marquis Webb a future Rutgers Scarlet Knights guard. His high school coach recruited Lewis to play football for the Cougars since, as Lewis describes, "I just kept knocking people over [playing basketball], so football definitely seemed like the right sport for me,"[2] Lewis began playing football for the Paterson Catholic High School Cougars his sophomore year.

High school career

Lewis began his football career as a high school sophomore at Paterson Catholic High School. He played both tight end and linebacker.[2] As a junior he made 98 tackles and 16 sacks. As a senior he completed 125 tackles and 18 sacks.[3] He also forced five fumbles and two blocked punts.[2] He led Paterson Catholic High School undefeated in 2003 in the Carpenter Division and grabbed the Parochial Group 1 Championship.[2] He was also named a First Team All-State selection and the Passaic County Player of the Year by the coaches' association.[2] He was two-time Herald News Defensive Player of the Year and 2003 Gannett First Team All-State.[4] He received a rating from Rivals.com of 5.6 which indicates that he was considered among the region's top prospects and among the top 750 or so prospects in the country and deemed to have pro potential and ability to make an impact on college team.[5] He signed a Letter of Intent with Rutgers University for the 2004 season.[3]

College career

2004

Lewis redshirted his first year at Rutgers University.

2005

Lewis started his first collegiate game at Syracuse on Saturday, October 8, 2005. In the first game he started he made 6 tackles, 2 for a loss and broke up one pass.[6] In 2005 he played in the 2005 Insight Bowl (Arizona State 45 - Rutgers 40).

2006

[7] For the 2006 season, Lewis changed positions from linebacker to defensive end. In 2006 he played in 12 games and made 5 solo tackles and 5 assisted tackles. He also made one sack for a loss of 5 yards.[8] He also contributed to one of the biggest wins in school history in the 2006 victory over Louisville. He also played in the post-season 2006 Texas Bowl (Rutgers 37 - Kansas State 10).

2007

[9] Lewis played in 10 games in the 2007 season. He made 4 solo tackles, and 7 assisted tackles. He assisted in a sack for a loss of 4 yards. He was also responsible for breaking up one pass and for five Quarterback Hurries[10] He helped the Rutgers Scarlet Knights go to the 2008 International Bowl (Rutgers 52 - Ball State 30). Although he did not play in the 2008 International Bowl, he made the trip to Toronto, Canada to support his teammates.[11]

2008

Lewis completed his degree at Rutgers in May 2008 and chose to spend his final year of NCAA eligibility at Abilene Christian University

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. The team went undefeated in regular season and began playoffs on November 21, 2008 at home, having won home field advantage for the first two rounds of the playoffs.[12] After returning from their bye week, the Wildcats "set a record for points in an NCAA (football) playoff game, beating [[{{{school}}}|West Texas A&M]]
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93-68 in the second round of the Division II playoffs."[13] In the 2008 season he made three (3) sacks, six and a half (6.5) tackles for loss, and a total of fourteen (14) tackles.[13]

Professional career

2009

Lewis returned to Rutgers University for their annual Pro Day on March 22, 2009.[14] Although not selected in the 2009 NFL Draft.


2012

For the 2012 Lewis played for Major League Football team the Jersey Boxers out of Palisades Park, New Jersey.[15] Lewis quickly emerged as an invaluable member of the team, stepping into positions on offense and special teams to strengthen the team's depth. Lewis' seasonal performance put him at the top of the leader board in tackles, blocked kicks, and defensive points.[16]

Post Season

Lewis is currently training in preparation for the 2013 NFL combine season.

References

  1. [1], www.ACUsports.com Football roster 2008. Accessed January 27, 2009.
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 2.5 [2], Lewis adapts on fly to sport, position. Daily Targum. Accessed July 21, 2008.
  3. 3.0 3.1 [3]. Accessed July 21, 2008.
  4. University of Rhode Island Official Athletic Site
  5. [4], Rivals.com Accessed July 21, 2008.
  6. [5] Herald News "Off to a fast start Former PC star Lewis a smashing success in debut with Rutgers' first-string" by Aditi Kinkhabwala, October 20, 2005, Accessed July 22, 2008.
  7. Rutgers - Individual Game-by-Game Summaries
  8. [6]. Accessed July 21, 2008.
  9. LEWIS, Chenry
  10. [7]. Accessed July 21, 2008.
  11. Eyewitness account. M.C. January 5, 2008
  12. [8] Accessed September 1, 2008
  13. [9] Accessed November 19, 2008
  14. [10] Accessed April 26, 2009
  15. [11] Accessed December 26, 2012
  16. [12] Accessed December 26th, 2012

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