Dion Lewis is an American soccer player currently playing in the National Football League for the five-time Super Bowl champions, the New England Patriots.
Born in Albany, New York, the running back player is in his sixth season in the NFL and was on the Patriots’ team that beat the Atlanta Falcons in the Super Bowl LI. He was brought into the league by the Philadelphia Eagles in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft and will face the Philadelphia Eagles in Super Bowl LII.
Dion Lewis Bio
Dion Lewis was born Dion John Lewis on September 27, 1990, in Albany, New York, the son of Leroy and Linda Lewis, who raised him.
He attended Albany High School before moving to Albany Academy and later to Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J., where he developed his athletic skills. In Blair, the star of Lewis began to shine in both athletics and football.
In soccer, he led his team to a 17-1 record in two seasons. During that run, Blair Academy won two Mid-Atlantic Prep League championships and one New Jersey Prep State title. Lewis himself was named 2008 New Jersey Prep Offensive Player of the Year for his achievements. This year he had 88 rushes for 1,243 yards and 23 touchdowns.
He was also a letterman in athletics for three years at the Blair Academy, where he competed in sprints (11.09 100m and 23.06 200m), long jump (20’2″), and relay (44.29 4×100).
Lewis was recruited by the University of Pittsburgh for football in 2009. In his first regular twelve-match season, he collected 1,640 stormy yards and 17 touchdowns. His performance in a game against his rival Rutgers, the Big East rival, in which he scored 180 yards and two touchdowns earned him the title “Offensive Player of the Week” of the Big East Conference. This was followed by a report in the highly respected magazine Sports Illustrated when rumors began to circulate about him as a possible candidate for the Heisman Trophy.
At the end of the season, Lewis was named national rookie of the year by Sporting News and CBS Sports, and offensive rookie of the year by College Football News. He was also named both Big East Conference Rookie of the Year and Offensive Player of the Year, as well as Eastern College Athletic Conference Rookie of the Year.
His second year was not quite as spectacular as his first year, but Lewis still managed to lead his team to better heights before deciding to declare for the 2011 NFL Draft, giving up his junior and senior season.
He was selected by the Philadelphia Eagles with the 149th pick in the fifth round of the 2011 NFL Draft. In his first season with the 2011 Eagles, Lewis played 15 games, storming over 102 yards and a touchdown 23 times and intercepting a pass for a three-yard loss.
In 2013 he was transferred to the Cleveland Browns for linebacker Emmanuel Acho. However, he missed the entire season due to injury and was dropped from the team in 2014.
On December 31, 2014, the New England Patriots signed Lewis as a free agent for a future/reserve contract.
Dion Lewis has two brothers; Lamar and Deavonn. He also has a sister, Shaquana Lewis.
The player has led a very private life, very little is known about him. However, it has been reported that he is dating Kelly Brabants. He once published a picture of her on his social media, which caused speculation.
Brabants is a fashion designer who runs a line of ladies leggings under the name Booty By Brabants.
Dion Lewis Net Worth
When he was drafted, Dion Lewis signed a four-year contract worth $2.2 million. He currently signed a two-year contract with the Patriots valued at $1.8 million, including a signing bonus of $600,000.
His net assets are calculated at approximately $20 million from investments and real estate owned. According to current estimates, this figure will most likely increase by about 110% in the coming years.
Birth Name: Dion John Lewis
Occupation: American Footballer
Birth Date: September 27, 1990
Place Of Birth: New York, USA.
Birth Sign: Libra
Height: 5 ft 8 in (1.73 m)
Weight: 195 lb (88 kg)
Education: University of Pittsburgh (Communications)