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Lewis and Henderson Selected Among ACC Players of the Week

Two Panthers Were Honored by the ACC After Pitt's Win Over Penn State


Coverage: Pitt Football Spring Practice #14


Rosters Set for Blue-Gold Spring Game

Panthers hold second annual Blue-Gold Spring Game Draft


Coverage: Spring Practice No. 11


Pitt Football Starts Week Two of Spring Practice


Pittsburgh 43, Clemson 42

Photos from Pittsburgh @ Clemson on November 12, 2016.


Pittsburgh vs. Navy

Military Bowl

2016: Played in all 13 games, starting 12 at's second-leading tackler with 79 stops...tied for team lead with eight PBUs...finished second on the team with two interceptions...Lewis' INTs were both in the end zone and keyed two of the Panthers' biggest wins of the season...with Penn State threatening at the Pitt 31 with 1:15 to play, Lewis intercepted a pass by Trace McSorley in the end zone, ending the drive and sealing Pitt's 42-39 win...was named the Jim Thorpe Player of the Week and ACC Defensive Back of the Week for his performance against the Nittany the Panthers' 43-42 win at Clemson, Lewis halted the Tigers' opening drive by picking off Deshaun Watson with a leaping grab in the corner of the end zone...twice had a career-high 10 tackles (Virginia Tech and Syracuse)...had a four-yard sack (the first of his career) vs. Duke...selected to play in the NFLPA Collegiate Bowl.

2015: Played in all 13 games as a reserve cornerback and prominent special teams contributor...totaled six tackles on the year, including a season-high two stops at Georgia Tech...blocked a punt at Iowa that was returned by teammate Pat Amara for a 28-yard touchdown.

2014: Played in 12 games, serving as a reserve cornerback and on special teams...totaled nine tackles on the season...had a career-high six tackles in the season opener vs. Delaware.

2013: Played in all 13 games in special teams capacities and also served as a reserve safety...totaled nine tackles on the season...had a season-high two tackles vs. New Mexico.

2012: Redshirted as a true freshman.

HIGH SCHOOL: Led all classifications in the state of Washington with more than 1,700 yards rushing as a senior at Eastlake...first team Associated Press Washington Class 4A All-State...All-KingCo 4A Crest Division...averaged nearly 9.5 yards per carry en route to 1,706 rushing yards and 25 touchdowns...led Eastlake to a 10-2 record and the quarterfinals of the WIAA Class 4A playoffs...rated the No. 13 prospect in the state of Washington by Scout...played under Coach Gene Dales...selected to play in the Washington State Football Coaches Association's annual East-West All-State Game...also ran track at Eastlake and placed fifth in the 100 meters at the 4A WIAA State Track and Field Championships with a school record time of 10.7 seconds.

PERSONAL: William Ryan Lewis, born 4/15/94, is the son of Will and Kimmberly Lewis...has two brothers and one sister...father played cornerback at Millersville University before going on to a pro career with the NFL's Seattle Seahawks, USFL's Houston Gamblers as well as the Canadian Football League...Will Lewis also served 12 years in the Seahawks' front office and is presently the director of pro scouting for the Kansas City Chiefs...Ryan is the nephew of former Pitt cornerback Tim Lewis (1979-82), a first-round draft pick of the Green Bay Packers who has gone on to an extensive career as an assistant coach in the NFL...has three cousins who played football at Pitt: safety Louis Riddick (1987-90), who played six years in the NFL and is now an analyst for ESPN; cornerback Ian Riddick (2000-01); and linebacker Tristan Roberts (2007-11)...graduated with a bachelor's degree in communication.

2013 13 0 5 4 9 0-0 0.0 0 0 0
2014 12 0 8 1 9 0-0 0.0 0 0 0
2015 13 0 6 0 6 0-0 0.0 0 0 0
2016 13 12 59 20 79 1.5-5 1.0 0 2 8
Career 51 12 78 25 103 1.5-5 1.0 0 2 8

Ryan Lewis

Ryan  Lewis

RS Senior

Seattle, Wash.

High School:

Height / Weight:
6-0 / 200


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