Lewis, Jermaine (2)

Upper Deck Houston Texans Inaugural Season 2002, #HT-1

CARD: Upper Deck Houston Texans Inaugural Season 2002
ACQUIRED: 2024, Paid Signing


  • Jermaine Lewis played WR at Maryland from 1992-’95.
  • Over his college time with the Terrapins, he amassed 193 receptions for 2932 yards and 21 TDs.
  • Saw a little bit of time in college as a return man with 22 kr for 529 yards, and 24 pr for 288 yards and 2 TDs.
  • Drafted in the 5th round of the 1996 NFL draft by the Baltimore Ravens.
  • Clocking in at 5’7″, 183 Lewis became well known as an electrifying punt return man.
  • In 1997, he had 28 punt returns for 437 yards and 2 TDs.
  • His 15.6 yards per return led the NFL.
  • He also had a total of 2025 All-Purpose Yards.
  • In 1998 he had 32 returns for 405 yards and 2 TDs.
  • He led the NFL in returns in ’99, posting 57 for 452.
  • During 2000 he had 36 returns for 578 yards and 2 TDs.
  • His 16.1 yards per punt return led the NFL.
  • Then he clocked a league leading 42 returns for a league leading 519 yards, and a total of 1,623 All-Purpose Yards in 2001.
  • Left exposed in the 2002 Houston Texans Expansion Draft he was selected with their 6th pick.
  • The Texans also used him primarily as a return man.
  • After a season in H-Town, Jermaine finished his career spending his final two seasons in Jacksonville.
  • He finished his career with 10,170 All-Purpose Yards and 6 punt return TDs.


  • All-Pro 1998
  • Pro Bowl 1998, ’01


I was excited when the Texans selected Jermaine Lewis. The team and myself thought he could be an early electric and dynamic playmaker that Houston could use, but it didn’t work out that way.

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I knew it. That promoter from 2021 was flat out lying to me.

All I had to do was wait around for an additional year and wow, there’s Jermaine Lewis doing another signing for the same price. Sent the card in. No questions asked. And boom- done.

Again if he’s still around: Don’t do business with IPO Sports Marketing.