Former Tennessee DL LaTroy Lewis wins NFL weekly award after scoop-and-score TD
LaTroy Lewis has quickly made a name for himself in Oakland.
An undrafted free agent from Tennessee, Lewis has appeared in two preseason games for the Raiders and already recorded five tackles (two for loss) and two sacks. And thanks to his effort in Saturday’s game against the Dallas Cowboys, he has a new award to add to his trophy case.
After teammate Antonio Hamilton forced a fumble, Lewis scooped the ball up and ran it back 65 yards for a touchdown. Sunday, it was announced the play earned Lewis the Bridgestone “Elite Performance Moment of the Week” award for Week 3 of the NFL preseason.
During his senior season for the Volunteers in 2016, Lewis had a banner year, setting career-highs in tackles (36) and sacks (2.5) in 12 games. Lewis appeared in 44 games for the Volunteers during his career, finishing with 77 tackles (12 for loss), 4.5 sacks and eight quarterback hurries.
Here’s the play that helped Lewis earn his NFL preseason award:
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