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D.D. Lewis


Dwight Douglas Lewis

Inducted 2001

Date of Birth



Knoxville, TN


Mississippi State University (1965-1967)


D.D. Lewis may have played on losing teams but he was recognized as a star. Mississippi State was 7-23 in his three varsity seasons, but Lewis made all Southeastern Conference twice and All-America once. His All-America season was 1967. Opposing coaches praised him. Vince Dooley of Georgia called him "the best linebacker we faced." Bill Yeoman, Houston coach, called him "the best linebacker I saw all year." And Bear Bryant of Alabama went even further, calling him "no doubt about it, the best linebacker in the country." Lewis played in the Senior Bowl and the Blue-Gray Game. He had a pro career of 13 years with the Dallas Cowboys.


Height 6'1

Weight 225

Career Highlights

  • 1967 All-Conference
  • 1967 First Team All-America
  • 1966 All-Conference
  • 1966 Second Team All-America
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