Hall of Fame

Will Lewis

  • Class
    1980
  • Induction
    1996
  • Sport(s)
    Football, Men's Track and Field
One of the finest defensive backs in Millersville gridiron history, Will Lewis was a two-time PSAC Eastern Division first team selection in the late '70s who helped lead the Marauders to its first NCAA post-season berth (1979 Division III playoff versus Wittenburg, Ohio).

The captain of the '79 'Ville gridders, Lewis earned NCAA Division III All-American first team honors when he led the PSAC in interceptions with seven. An exceptional return specialist, he led the Marauders in punt and kickoff return yardage in 1978 and 1979. In his junior season (1978), Lewis registered five interceptions and earned the team's Most Valuable Player honor.

Lewis also competed as a sprinter for the MU track and field team.

After he completed his three-year varsity grid career, the Perkasie, Pa. native was signed as a free agent by the National Football League's Seattle Seahawks. It was the start of a 10-year professional career in which he played in three distinct leagues: the NFL, the defunct United States Football League (Denver Gold and Houston Gamblers), and the Canadian Football League (Ottawa Rough Riders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats).

Among his pro highlights, Lewis had eight interceptions for the Gamblers' 1984 USFL Central Division championship squad, he earned CFL all-star honors with Ottawa in 1988, and he was a member of Hamilton's 1989 Grey Cup runner-up squad.

Lewis returned to Millersville in 1992 and served the Marauder grid staff as a defensive backfield coach in '92 and '93. He also was a football assistant coach in the collegiate ranks at Brown University (1984), the University of Houston (1988), Lock Haven University (1990) and the University of Maine (1994). In addition, he was an aide with the World League of American Football's New York/New Jersey Knights in 1991.

Lewis was honored by the Marauder football program with its Alumni Award in 1987 in recognition of outstanding gridiron achievement and continuing commitment to excellence.

With the Green Bay Packers, served with its scouting department for three years (1997-99) and was responsible for scouting talent in the northeastern U.S. In 1995 and 1996, he was an assistant coach with the Atlanta Falcons.

Since 1999, Lewis has served as Director of Pro Personnel for the Seattle Seahawks.

Will and his wife, Kimmberley, have three sons: Ryan, and twin sons Drew and Troy.