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Montreal, May 17, 2018 – The Montreal Alouettes announced on Thursday that slotback Nik Lewis retired from professional football.
Lewis (5’10”, 240 lbs.) played 14 seasons in the CFL with Calgary and Montreal after breaking into the League in June 2004. The 35-year-old won the Grey Cup twice (2008 and 2014) with Calgary while being named a CFL West Division All Star five times (2006, 07, 10, 11, 12) and one CFL East Division All Star (2016) and elected a CFL All Star three times (2010, 11, 12).
“Nik was an amazing player and a perfect example of consistency throughout his career. On behalf of the Alouettes organization I would like to thank him for everything that he has done for us,” said Alouettes General Manager Kavis Reed. He has been a great mentor for our young players and his contagious good mood will be missed in our locker room. He can be very proud of his career and everything that he has accomplished. They are most likely already getting his plaque engraved in Hamilton.”
The Jacksboro, TX native became the CFL’s all time leading receiver on August 24, 2017, at Percival Molson Memorial Stadium against the Winnipeg Blue Bombers, as he surpassed Geroy Simon. He completed his career with 1,051 receptions and 13,778 receving yards, which puts him fifth all time in the CFL. The former Southern Arkansas University Mulerider amassed over 1,000 receiving yards in ten of his 14 seasons, which is a remarkable feat. Lewis had joined the Alouettes in February 2015 as an unrestricted free agent.