Sept. 17, 2004
Seattle - Roy Lewis has transferred to the Washington football program head coach Keith Gilbertson announced today. Lewis will redshirt the 2004 season after playing at San Jose State in 2003 as a true freshman at cornerback.
Lewis appeared in 10 games for the Spartans and finished seventh on the team with 42 total tackles. He did not have any interceptions.
Played outside linebacker and cornerback at Narbonne High School in Los Angeles where he was a teammate of current Husky safety Dashon Goldson. Lewis' cousin, Chris Hemphill, is a redshirt freshman safety at Washington.
Lewis was named to the Long Beach Press Telegram's "Dream Team" as a second-team all-purpose back. He was a first-team all-league running back, scoring 13 touchdowns. As a senior he was credited with 108 tackles. He came up with seven interceptions and recovered four fumbles. He scored three times on defense on two interceptions and one fumble recovery.
Lewis was a two-sport athlete, also excelling as a sprinter and long jumper on the track squad. He tied for 11th in the long jump at the 2003 California state championships. He was born in Gardena, Calif.