MORRIS “MO” LEWIS

Morris "Mo" Lewis

Morris “Mo” Lewis

Morris “Mo” Lewis is a former football player who played linebacker for the New York Jets from 1991 until 2003. He was a star at the University of Georgia, wearing the number 57 in his college and pro career. Lewis, along with former Jets teammate Marvin Jones, signed a one-day contract with the Jets on June 27, 2005. Lewis played 200 games as a Jet, the third longest tenure in franchise history and was one of the most loved team players and captains of his time. He was also a three-time Pro Bowler (1998, 1999, 2000),[1] the Jets defensive captain from 1997 to 2003 and was even named to the NFL All-Pro team after the 1998 season.

Lewis retired after the 2003 season with 1231 tackles (883 solo), 52.5 sacks, 14 interceptions for 241 yards, 79 pass deflections, 29 forced fumbles, 13 fumble recoveries for 74 yards, and 5 defensive touchdowns in 200 career games. He made the Pro Bowl three times during his career, in 1998, 1999 and 2000.