Dion Lewis was signed by the New England Patriots as a free agent on Feb. 6, 2015 … Originally drafted by Philadelphia in the fifth round (149th overall) of the 2011 NFL Draft … Acquired by Cleveland from Philadelphia in a trade in exchange for LB Emmanuel Acho (4/11/13) … Released by Cleveland (8/30/14) ... Signed by Indianapolis (9/10/14) ... Released by Indianapolis (9/16/14).
2016 (7/5, 3/2)
- Started the regular season on Reserve/P.U.P.
- Was activated from the Reserve/P.U.P. list to the 53-man roster on November 12.
- Was inactive vs. Seattle (11/13).
- Rushed five times for 23 yards and added three catches for 26 yards in his 2016 season debut in the win at San Francisco (11/20).
- Rushed six times for 24 yards to go along with four receptions for 34 yards in the win at N.Y. Jets (11/27).
- Ran for 27 yards on five attempts in addition to making four receptions for 11 yards after making the start at running back in the win vs. Los Angeles (12/4).
- Carried the ball three times for 14 yards and added a reception for five yards in a reserve role in the win vs. Baltimore (12/12).
- Started at running back and set a career-high with 18 rushing attempts for 95 yards in the win at Denver (12/18). Also caught two passes for nine yards.
- Led the Patriots run game with 52 yards on 16 attempts in the win vs. N.Y. Jets (12/24). Also caught one pass for five yards.
- Started at running back and contributed with 11 rushes for 48 yards and added two catches for four yards in the win at Miami (1/1).
- Became the first player in NFL postseason history to have a running touchdown, a receiving touchdown and return a kickoff for a touchdown in a single game in the Divisional Round win vs. Houston (1/14). He is the fifth Patriots player to score at least three touchdowns in a postseason game. He scored on a 13-yard reception in the first quarter and returned a kick 98 yards for a touchdown in the first quarter before addng a 1-yard touchdown run in the fourth quarter. Lewis finished the game with two total receptions for 23 yards and 41 rushing yards on 13 attempts. The contest also marked his NFL postseason debut while he scored his first touchdowns of the season in his first postseason game. His 98-yard kickoff return was the first kickoff return for a touchdown in team history. He also became the sixth player in NFL history to score two touchdowns in the first quarter of a divisional playoff game.
- Rushed six times for 11 yards and added two catches for eight yards in the win vs. Pittsburgh in the AFC Championship game (1/22). Also returned one kickoff for 18 yards.
- Started at running back in Super Bowl LI vs. Atlanta (2/5) and contributed with six carries for 27 yards and added one reception for two yards. Also returned one kickoff for 20 yards.
2015 (7/6, 0/0)
- Played in seven regular-season games with six starts before suffering a knee injury and was placed on Injured Reserve on Nov. 9.
- Finished the season with 49 rushing attempts for 234 yards (4.8 avg.) and two touchdowns and registered 36 receptions for 388 yards (10.8 avg.) and two touchdowns.
- Was inactive due to injury vs. N.Y. Jets (10/25).
- Registered two 90-yard receiving performances:
- Week 2 at Buffalo (6 rec. 98 yds)
- Week 8 vs. Miami (6 rec. 93 yds)
- Made his first career start in season opener vs. Pittsburgh (9/10), where he recorded 120 yards from scrimmage on 19 touches, totaling 69 rushing yards on 15 carries and 51 receiving yards on four receptions.
- Rushed seven times for 40 yards and his first Patriots touchdown on a 6-yard run in the win at Buffalo (9/20). Also caught six passes for a career-high 98 yards, including a 40-yard reception in the second quarter.
- Started at running back in the win at Dallas (10/11). Rushed six times for 34 yards and caught a team-high eight passes for 59 yards, including his first career touchdown reception on a 10-yard pass from Tom Brady in the third quarter.
- Returned to action after missing the game vs. N.Y. Jets (10/25) due to an injury. Rushed five times for 19 yards and caught six passes for 93 yards, including a 16-yard touchdown reception in the second quarter of the win vs. Miami (10/29).
- Started at running back and recorded four rushes for 14 yards and four catches for 39 yards before suffering a knee injury in the third quarter of the win vs. Washington (11/8).
2014 (0/0 - Indianapolis, Cleveland)
- Went to training camp with Cleveland but was released prior to the start of the regular season.
- Signed by Indianapolis in September and spent one week on the active roster before being released.
- Was inactive for the Colts Monday Night Football game vs. Philadelphia (9/15).
2013 (0/0 - Cleveland)
- Acquired by Cleveland from Philadelphia in a trade in exchange for LB Emmanuel Acho (4/11).
- Suffered a leg injury in preseason and was placed on season-ending injured reserve (8/26).
2012 (9/0 – Philadelphia)
- Played in nine games as a reserve running back, carrying 13 times for 69 yards and one touchdown, while also catching two passes for 24 yards.
- Set a career high by hauling in a 28-yard reception in the win at Tampa Bay (9/9). Also returned his only kickoff of the season 33 yards, tying a career high.
2011 (15/0 – Philadelphia)
- Played in 15 games as a rookie in 2011, rushing 23 times for 102 yards and one touchdown and catching one pass for a loss of three yards.
- Served as the primary kickoff returner, taking back 31 kickoffs for 669 yards (21.6 avg.), with a long of 33.
- Set career highs with 12 carries for 58 yards and his first career touchdown in the season finale vs. Washington (1/1/).
- Made his NFL debut in the win at St. Louis (9/11), rushing twice for 10 yards, catching his first career pass for a loss of three yards and returning two kickoffs for 36 yards.
- Spent two seasons at Pittsburgh (2009-10), where he finished fourth on the school’s all-time rushing list with 2,860 yards.
- Became the first player since Michael Vick (Virginia Tech, 1999) to earn Big East Offensive Player of the Year and Rookie of the Year honors in the same season after rushing 325 times for 1,799 yards (5.5 avg.) and 18 total touchdowns as a freshman in 2009.
- Broke Tony Dorsett’s freshman rushing record (1,686 yards in 1973) and tied his freshman record with 10 100-yard rushing games.
- Also earned unanimous first-team All-Big East, Freshman All-American and second-team All-American honors.
- Led the team with 1,061 rushing yards and 13 touchdowns as a sophomore in 2010.
- Born Sept. 27, 1990, to parents, Leroy and Linda Lewis.
- Was named the New Jersey Prep Offensive Player of the Year in 2008 after rushing 88 times for 1,243 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior at Blair Academy (N.J.).
- Added two punt return touchdowns and one receiving touchdown.
- Helped lead Blair Academy to a 17-1 record in his final two seasons, including two Mid-Atlantic Prep League Championships and a New Jersey Prep state title.
- Had 79 carries for 979 yards and 14 touchdowns as a junior in 2007.
- Attended Albany High School and Albany Academy in Albany, N.Y. before transferring to Blair Academy in Blairstown, N.J.
- Majored in communications at Pittsburgh.