Six-foot nine offensive tackle with unrivaled length who joined S Jerome Couplin as the only other undrafted rookie free agents to make the Lions’ opening-day 53-man roster in 2014.
2015: Started at right tackle in Week 1 at San Diego (9/13), Week 2 at Minnesota (9/20) and Week 3 vs. Denver (9/27) and appeared in 15 games on the season.
2014: Started 2014 rookie campaign in a reserve role in Week 2 at Carolina (9/14) and saw action in 15 games this season. Shared most of his time with T Garrett Reynolds in the right tackle rotation.
Six-foot nine offensive tackle with unrivaled length who joined S Jerome Couplin as the only other undrafted rookie free agents to make the Lions’ opening-day 53-man roster.
2013: Started all 13 games as a senior, including the Wildcats’ bowl game vs. Michigan (12/28). Named to the Outland Trophy watch list in his final year.
2012: Took over the starting duties (13 games) at left tackle and helped Kansas State capture the 2012 Big 12 title as he earned First Team All-Big 12 honors from the league’s coaches and second team accolades from the Associated Press and Phil Steele for the first time in his career.
2010-11: Appeared in 12 games as a reserve offensive lineman as a freshman and sophomore.
Started three years at Edna Karr (La.) High School where he helped the Cougars clinch consecutive district championships in 2007 and 2008. Earned first team all-district honors and was named the outstanding offensive lineman of the year.
Almost three months to the day after being spurned in the draft, Cornelius Lucas was one of the bright spots for the Lions in their victory over the Browns in the opening preseason game Saturday night at Ford Field.