October 16, 2011

Lewis cracks top 25

The numbers keep piling up for Nik Lewis.

The Texas native is in his eighth Canadian Football League season and he has topped the 1,000-mark in each and every one of them. He’s caught a pass in every professional regular-season contest in which he has appeared, 137 of them and Lewis250_110812.jpgcounting.

This season, he made his 600th career reception and scored his 50th career touchdown. Then, on Friday night in Toronto, the Southern Arkansas alumnus achieved another significant milestone by cracking the CFL’s top 25 all-time receivers.

In displacing former Winnipeg Blue Bomber James Murphy from the list, Lewis (who now has 9,090 career yards) becomes the seventh player with Stamps connections to be a part of that impressive list.

Also in the top 25 are ex-Stamps Allen Pitts (second place all-time), recent Hall-of-Fame inductee Terry Vaughn (fifth), Tom Scott (11th), Travis Moore (15th), Jeremaine Copeland (16th) and Terry Evanshen (20th).

Here are the top 25 receivers in CFL history:

Top 25
Player Yards
Milt Stegall 15,153
Allen Pitts 14,891
Geroy Simon* 14,855
Darren Flutie 14,359
Terry Vaughn 13,746
Ben Cahoon 13,301
Ray Elgaard 13,198
Don Narcisse 12,366
Derrell Mitchell 12,014
Brian Kelly 11,169
Tom Scott 10,837
Tommy-Joe Coffey 10,320
Earl Winfield 10,119
Arland Bruce* 9,977
Travis Moore 9,930
Jeremaine Copeland* 9,910
Tony Gabriel 9,832
Rocky DiPietro 9,762
Jim Sandusky 9,737
Terry Evanshen 9,697
Jock Climie 9,619
Robert Gordon 9,543
Hal Patterson 9,473
Jim Young 9,248
Nik Lewis* 9,090

* indicates active
Bold red indicates played for Stamps