Nov. 3, 2000
SEATTLE - Former Washington standout football player Greg Lewis has been hired to oversee the Big "W" Alumni Club, director of athletics Barbara Hedges announced today. The UW Alumni Association and the Department of Intercollegiate Athletics have collaborated to create this new full-time position, dedicated to working with former Husky student-athletes.
In his new role, Lewis will serve as the staff liaison to the Big "W" Alumni Club and will be responsible for the development and implementation of programs and services engaging former student-athletes.
Lewis first made a name for himself as a star tailback on the Washington football team, earning four letters from 1987 to 1990. In 1990, he rushed for 1,279 yards, a school record at the time. That season, he was named the Pacific-10 Conference's Offensive Player of the Year and won the inaugural Doak Walker Award, given to the nation's top junior or senior running back. He also finished seventh in the voting for the Heisman Trophy, marking the highest finish ever in that race by a Husky offensive player.
After completing his college career, Lewis played two seasons for the Denver Broncos in the NFL. He then returned to the UW to complete his degree in Political Science in 1993. He also attended high school in Seattle, graduating from Ingraham High School.
He was an intern in the UW athletic department in 1994, serving as an academic advisor. After that, he went to work for Massachusetts Mutual Insurance in 1994 and 1995, before moving on to work for Household Finance Corporation from 1996 to the present.