DURHAM, N.C. -- Former Duke quarterback Thaddeus Lewis played in his first NFL game in the final week of the 2012 regular season, drawing a start as the Cleveland Browns quarterback in week 17 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. Lewis recently sat down with GoDuke.com to reflect on his performance.
A two-time All-ACC selection who is Duke's all-time leader in passing yards (10,065) and touchdown passes (67), Lewis finished his NFL debut with a passer rating of 83.3 against a Steelers pass defense that allowed the fewest passing yards per game in the league. Lewis completed 22-of-32 (.688) passes for 204 yards, one touchdown and one interception. His 7-yard touchdown pass in the third quarter went to former University of North Carolina wide receiver Greg Little, who Lewis played against during his time at Duke.
Check out the attached video for highlights from Lewis' NFL debut as well as his own take on his first professional game.