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Former Cal Poly slot back Kyle Lewis signs free-agent contract with Detroit Lions

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Cal Poly slot back/wide receiver Kyle Lewis has signed a free-agent contract with the Detroit Lions.

Lewis signed the contract less than two hours following the conclusion of the seven-round National Football League Draft in Arlington, Texas.

In 52 career games as a Mustang, Lewis rushed for 1,163 yards and caught 61 passes for 1,079 yards. He rushed for 13 touchdowns and averaged 7.8 yards per carry while catching five scoring passes and averaging 20.8 yards per reception.

Lewis also averaged 20.3 yards on 48 career kickoff returns with a long of 49 yards.

The 6-0, 207-pounder from San Marcos, Calif., in San Diego County and a graduate of San Marcos High School scored on a 73-yard run against Southern Utah last season and broke off long runs of 91 yards against UC Davis, 70 against Portland State and 54 versus Sacramento State as a junior in 2016.

Lewis impressed several scouts at Cal Poly’s Pro Day in late March with a 4.46 clocking in the 40-yard dash, 23 reps of 225 pounds, a 10-foot, 9-inch standing broad jump and a 37-inch vertical leap.

The Lions will hold their rookie mini camp in Allen Park, Mich., the weekend of May 4-7 or May 7-11, followed by the 10-day Organized Team Activities later in May. Training camp begins in mid-July.

-Provided by Cal Poly

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