Ronnell Lewis
DE #97
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  • Drafted by the Detroit Lions in the fourth round (125th overall) in the 2012 NFL Draft.


2012:Saw action primarily on special teams, recording two special teams tackles.

  • Saw action on special teams in season opener vs. St. Louis (9/9), especially on cover units.
  • Recorded one special teams tackle in the Lions’ 27-19 loss at San Francisco (9/16) in Week 2.
  • Had one special teams tackle in the Lions’ 26-23 overtime win at Philadelphia (10/14) in Week 6.
  • Inactive in Week 7 at Chicago (10/22).

COLLEGE:Had his most productive collegiate season as a senior, starting nine of 10 games before missing the final two games of the season with an injury.

  • Converted positions twice from sophomore to senior seasons.
  • Finished his career with 118 tackles, 10 sacks, and 20.5 tackles for loss.

2011:Became a full-time starter at defensive end after spending previous season as a hybrid defensive end and linebacker.

  • Was named the Big 12 Defensive Player of the Week after intercepting his second career pass and recording nine tackles vs. Texas A&M.
  • Recorded 5.5 sacks and 13 tackles for loss on the season.

2010:Lewis shifted to a hybrid defensive end/linebacker position after having played primarily at linebacker his sophomore year.

  • Totaled 3.5 sacks and five tackles for loss, along with 37 total tackles.
  • Started the final four games of the season.

2009:As a sophomore Lewis was tied for the team lead with 11 special team tackles.

  • Made his first start in the Sun Bowl against Stanford, finishing the game with six tackles, 0.5 tackles for loss and one forced fumble.


  • Attended Dewar High School in Dewar, Okla. Unanimous First-Team Oklahoma All-State team as a linebacker and running back.
  • Was selected to participate in the ESPN Under Armor All-Star Game.
  • Was highly recruited coming out of high school as a linebacker.
  • Was rated the second best linebacker prospect by SuperPrep, the second-best strong-side linebacker prospect by, the second-best player in Oklahoma by, the seventh-best outside linebacker recruit in the country by ESPN and fourth best by
  • Transitioned from eight-man to 11-man football from high school to college.

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  • Lions force, recover fumble

    By - Posted Aug 9, 2013

    DE Devin Taylor sacks New York Jets QB Greg McElroy and forces a fumble, which is recovered by DE Ronnell Lewis.