TRANSACTIONS: Signed by the Rams as an unrestricted free agent on 10/27/10…Signed by 49ers as an unrestricted free agent from Phi. on 3/2/07…Originally a 2nd-round (58th pick overall) draft choice by Phi. in 2002.
2009 SEASON: Vs. StL (10/4) Led the team with 13 tackles...vs. Chi. (11/12): Recorded the game-winning INT as time expired, picking off a QB Jay Cutler pass...at GB (11/22): Posted 15 tackles including a career-high 14 solo...at Sea. (12/6): Sacked QB Matt Hasselbeck.
2008 SEASON: At Sea. (9/14): Posted a sack late in 4th qtr. that forced the Seahawks to punt and helped set up a potential game-winning FG. Also recovered a fumble in 2nd qtr. deep in 49ers territory to prevent a Seahawks score...at NO (9/28): Tallied 9 tackles, 2 PDs and 1 FF On 4th-and-1 late in 4th qtr., Lewis forced a fumble by Saints FB Olaniyi Sobomehin just before he crossed the goal-line that was recovered by 49ers at 3-yd. line...
at StL (12/21): Had season-high 13 tackles in 17-16 victory...vs. Was. (12/28): Left game in 2nd qtr. with knee injury.
2007 SEASON: Led all NFL defensive backs and ranked 2nd on the team with 139 tackles...vs. Bal. (10/7) Tallied 15 tackles...at Arz. (11/25): Awarded game ball after posting a season-high 16 tackles to go along with 1 sack and 1 FF in a 37-31 OT win. Sacked QB Kurt Warner for an 8-yd. loss in 3rd qtr., forcing the fumble...at Car. (12/2): Recorded 11 tackles, 1 INT and 2 PD.
2006 SEASON: At SF (9/24): Notched 1 sack and 1 FF, while recording a team-high 15 tackles...at Was. (12/10): Intercepted a defl ected pass from QB Jason Campbell and returned it 84 yds. for his fi rst career TD.
2005 SEASON: Finished season with a career-high 141 total tackles, which ranked 2nd on the team. Named to The Sporting News “Top 100 NFL Players” list in 2005...vs. NYG (12/11): Hauled in crucial INT off QB Eli Manning in 4th qtr. and logged a season-high 15 tackles...at Atl. (9/12): Recorded 1 sack of QB Michael Vick along with 1 FF, 1 FR and 8 tackles.
2004 SEASON: Named a Pro Bowl starter after leading team in total tackles (129), while also earning 2nd-team All-Pro by Football Digest and All-NFC by Pro Football Weekly...vs. Car. (10/17): Posted a career-high 17 tackles.
2003 SEASON: Named to Howie Long’s “Tough Guys Team” in 2003...All three of his INTs in 2003 came late in 4th qtr. of Eagles victories...vs. NYJ (10/26): His INT off QB Chad Pennington led to the game-winning TD... at Mia. (12/15): his INT off QB Jay Fielder occurred with under 4:00 remaining and with a 7-point Eagles lead...vs. NO (11/23): Blocked a 45-yd. FG attempt by PK John Carney that would have pulled Saints within a TD late in 3rd qtr.
2002 SEASON: Made Pro Football Weekly’s All-Rookie Team as a special teamer after finishing 2nd on team with 20 tackles in 14 games played...Started fi nal 4 regular season games of 2002 for an injured S Blaine Bishop (groin)...at Sea. (12/8) Made fi rst career start and led all defenders with 12 tackles...at NYG (12/28) Recorded his fi rst career INT as he snared a pass by QB Kerry Collins that ricocheted off of TE Jeremy Shockey in the
end zone to prevent a Giants score.
COLLEGE: A mainstay at strong safety throughout his four years at Colorado, closed out his career ranked 9th on school’s all-time list with 336 tackles (2ndbest among DBs), 2nd in FFs (10) and tied for 12th with 9 INTs. Twice won school’s Dave Jones Award for most outstanding defensive player and the Hale Irwin Award for most outstanding defensive back in his junior and senior seasons. As a senior, was a unanimous All-Big 12 Conference fi rst
team choice and a semi-fi nalist for the Thorpe Award, given to nation’s top defensive back as he led squad with 112 tackles and 5 INTs, one which he returned for a TD.
PERSONAL: Was district MVP as a junior and senior while attending Lamar Consolidated HS in Rosenberg, TX, where he played defensive back, quarterback and running back. Also lettered in basketball and track...Brother, Rodney Williams, played basketball at Texas Lutheran and is now a lawyer...Born Michael Milton Lewis (4/29/80) in Houston, TX. He and his wife, Amaris, a former track star at Colorado, reside in Richmond, TX with daughters
Morgan Naomi and Natalie Ann...Graduated with a degree in communications.