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Damione Lewis
DT #92
Height:
6-2
Weight:
301
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Hometown:
Sulphur Springs, TX
Experience:
9
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 141 261 190 71 23.5 0 15 0 0 0 -- 0
2010 HOU 10 17 13 4 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CAR 16 41 29 12 0.5 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2008 CAR 15 43 33 10 3.5 -- 5 -- -- -- -- --
2007 CAR 15 29 16 13 3.5 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2006 CAR 16 16 12 4 4.5 -- 3 -- -- -- -- --
2005 STL 16 34 27 7 1 -- 1 -- -- -- -- --
2004 STL 16 36 26 10 5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2003 STL 12 15 11 4 0.5 -- 2 -- -- -- -- --
2002 STL 16 20 14 6 4 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2001 STL 9 10 9 1 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Released by Carolina (3/5/10)...Signed to contract extension by Carolina (2/14/08)...Signed as an unrestricted free agent by Carolina (3/14/06)...Placed on injured reserve by St. Louis with a broken right foot (11/20/01)...Selected by St. Louis in the first round (12th overall) of the NFL Draft (4/21/01).

GP/GS
Career (131/65) [4/2]; 2009 (16/16); 2008 (15/15) [1/1]; 2007 (15/2); 2006 (16/3); 2005 (16/7); 2004 (16/10) [2/1]; 2003 (12/7) [1/0]; 2002 (16/2); 2001 (9/3).

2008
Started first 15 games before being inactive for the regular season finale at New Orleans (12/28) with a shoulder injury...Recorded 48 tackles, 3.5 sacks, 11 quarterback hurries, two forced fumbles, one fumble recovery and five passes defensed...Vs. Chicago (9/14): Sacked Bears quarterback Kyle Orton for an eight-yard loss in the second quarter...Vs. Kansas City (10/5): Contributed to defensive effort that recorded the fourth regular season shutout in team history, while limiting Chiefs to 127 total yards...Vs. Detroit (11/16): Shared sack of Lions quarterback Daunte Culpepper with linebacker Thomas Davis for a nine-yard loss in the first quarter...At Atlanta (11/23): Dropped Falcons quarterback Matt Ryan for a sack in the third quarter...Vs. Tampa Bay(12/8): Sacked and forced fumble by Buccaneers quarterback Jeff Garcia for a three-yard loss in the fourth quarter...NFC Divisional Playoffs Vs. Arizona (1/10): Started at defensive tackle...Collected three tackles...Sacked Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner for a five-yard loss in the first quarter.

2007
Played in 15 games with two starts for Carolina...Collected 32 tackles, seven quarterback hurries, one fumble recovery and one pass defensed...Tied with linebacker Na'il Diggs for the team lead with 3.5 sacks...Contributed to defense that ranked 11th in the NFL in yards per play and fourth in rushing yards per attempt...Helped defense limit opponents to less than 100 yards rushing in seven games...Inactive with a shoulder injury at Green Bay (11/18)...At Arizona (10/14): Produced five tackles and shared a sack with Julius Peppers of Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner...Part of defensive effort that limited Arizona to 98 yards rushing and forced five turnovers...At Tennessee (11/4): Matched single-game best with two sacks of Titans quarterback Vince Young, dropping him for losses of eight and five yards...Vs. San Francisco (12/2): Made first start of the season...Corralled 49ers quarterback Trent Dilfer for a four-yard sack...Recovered a fumble...Contributed to defensive performance that produced a season-high six take-aways and generated a season-high six quarterback sacks.

2006
Played in 16 games with three starts...Posted 30 tackles, 4.5 sacks, 11 quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and three pass deflections...Contributed to defense that finished seventh in the NFL in total defense and tied for eighth in scoring defense, allowing 19.1 points per game...Helped unit rank 11th in the League in rushing yards per game, third in third-down efficiency and seventh in sacks per pass play...41 sacks by defense is the fourth-highest total in team history...Helped defense limit opponents to less than 100 yards rushing in nine contests...Vs. Atlanta (9/10): Sacked Falcons quarterback Michael Vick for a seven-yard loss...At Minnesota (9/17): Dropped Vikings quarterback Brad Johnson for a two-yard loss...At Cincinnati (10/22): Sacked Bengals quarterback Carson Palmer...Vs. St. Louis (11/19): Sacked Rams quarterback Marc Bulger for a 15-yard loss in the first quarter and teamed with Kindal Moorehead to sack Bulger for a 10-yard loss in the second quarter.

2005
Played in 16 games with seven starts...Inserted in the starting lineup for the final seven contests...Produced 45 tackles, one sack, 23 quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Vs. Arizona (11/20): Recovered a fumble by Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner that resulted in a Rams field goal...Vs. Washington (12/4): Compiled a career-best eight tackles...Vs. San Francisco (12/24): Dropped 49ers quarterback Alex Smith for a sack.

2004
Played in 16 games, starting the first 10 contests...Amassed career highs of 61 tackles and five sacks in addition to recording eight quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and two passes defensed...POSTSEASON: Appeared in both of the Rams playoff games with one start in the NFC Divisional Playoff at Atlanta (1/15)...Contributed seven tackles, one sack and three quarterback pressures...Vs. Arizona (9/12): Tallied a season-high six tackles and one sack of Cardinals quarterback Josh McCown...At Miami (10/24): Equaled season best of six tackles and corralled one sack of Dolphins quarterback Jay Fiedler...Vs. New England (11/7): Generated sack and forced fumble on the same play when he brought down Patriots quarterback Tom Brady... Teammate Leonard Little recovered the fumble in the end zone for a touchdown...Vs. San Francisco (12/5): Collected one sack of 49ers quarterback Tim Rattay...Vs. New York Jets (1/2): Gathered one sack of Jets quarterback Chad Pennington...NFC Wild Card at Seattle (1/8): Sacked Seahawks quarterback Matt Hasselbeck on fourth down.

2003
Played in 12 games with seven starts and was inactive for four contests...Registered 34 tackles, half a sack, 13 quarterback pressures, one forced fumble and one pass defensed...Started the first seven games before suffering a sprained ankle at Pittsburgh (10/26) that caused him to be inactive at San Francisco (11/2), versus Baltimore (11/9), at Chicago (11/16) and at Arizona (11/23)...POSTSEASON: Saw action in the NFC Divisional Playoff versus Carolina (1/10)... Responsible for two tackles...At New York Giants (9/7): Accumulated a season-high six tackles...Vs. Green Bay (10/19): Combined with teammate Tyoka Jackson for a half sack of Packers quarterback Brett Favre...Vs. Minnesota (11/30): Forced a fumble against Vikings wide receiver Randy Moss.

2002
Played in 16 games with two starts...Posted 44 tackles, four sacks, 14 quarterback pressures and one pass defensed...Started at defensive end in place of an injured Grant Wistrom versus Arizona (12/15) and versus San Francisco (12/30)...Accounted for 31 tackles, two sacks and five quarterback pressures in the final eight contests...Vs. Oakland (10/13): Established a single-game best with two sacks of Raiders quarterback Rich Gannon...Marked first two career sacks...Vs. Chicago (11/18): Matched career high with two sacks of Bears quarterback Chris Chandler...Second multi-sack performance of the season and of his career.

2001
Drafted in the first round (12th overall) by St. Louis...Played in nine games with three starts prior to being placed on injured reserve with a broken right foot (11/20)...Notched 25 tackles and one fumble recovery... Started contests at Detroit (10/8), versus the New York Giants (10/14) and at the New York Jets (10/21)...At Philadelphia (9/9): Tied for the team lead with seven tackles in NFL debut...At Detroit (10/8): Made first NFL start for an injured Jeff Zgonina on Monday Night Football...Vs. Carolina (11/11): Recovered a fumble by Panthers fullback Brad Hoover, which led to a Rams touchdown...At New England (11/18): Broke right foot in the second quarter.

COLLEGE
Started 41 of the 43 games he played during his career at the University of Miami (FL)...Finished with 220 tackles, 15.5 sacks, five forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...2000 (Sr.): First-team All-Big East Conference selection and third-team All-America by The Sporting News...Recorded 39 tackles, three sacks, and two forced fumbles...1999 (Jr.): Second-team All-Big East Conference choice...Posted 57 tackles, 6.5 sacks, two forced fumbles and one fumble recovery...1998 (So.): Led all Hurricanes defensive linemen with 52 tackles and registered two sacks...1997 (Fr.): Produced a career-high 72 tackles, four sacks, and one forced fumble...1996: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Sulphur Springs (Texas) HS...Graduated from Miami with liberal arts degree.

 

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    New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (27) is tackled by Carolina Panthers' Julius Peppers (90) and teammate Damione Lewis (92) in the first quarter of an NFL football game at Giants Stadium in East Rutherford, N.J., Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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    Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Damione Lewis (92) tries to tackle New York Giants quarterback Eli Manning (10) in the second quarter of an NFL football game Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009 in East Rutherford, N.J. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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    New York Giants running back Brandon Jacobs (27) is tackled by Carolina Panthers defensive end Julius Peppers (90) and defensive tackle Damione Lewis (92) in the first quarter of an NFL football game on Sunday, Dec. 27, 2009, in East Rutherford, N.J. Jacobs was held to one yard of rushing in the Panthers' 41-9 win. (AP Photo/Julie Jacobson)
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    Carolina Panthers' Jon Beason (52) and Damione Lewis (92) celebrate Beason's interception in the second half of their 16-5 win over the Tampa Bay Buccaneers in an NFL football game in Charlotte, N.C., Sunday, Dec. 6, 2009. (AP Photo/Mike McCarn)
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    Carolina Panthers defensive tackle Damione Lewis (92) gets a hand on Arizona Cardinals quarterback Kurt Warner (13) during the first half of an NFL football game Sunday, Nov. 1, 2009, in Glendale, Ariz. (AP Photo/Matt York)