Former Ohio State defensive end Tyquan Lewis took the next step in his playing career when he was drafted in the second round of the 2018 NFL Draft by the Indianapolis Colts. Now, Lewis has taken another step in his career by signing a rookie deal with the Colts.
The Colts announced the signing of Lewis and eight other draft picks in a news release on Friday morning. Lewis — the No. 64 overall pick in the NFL Draft — is officially a member of the Colts.
According to spotrac.com, Lewis’ rookie deal with the Colts is a four-year deal worth $4.3 million. In addition, Lewis will receive $1.2 million through a signing bonus.
Lewis played in 53 games at Ohio State, starting 36 of those contests. In his four-year career with the Buckeyes, Lewis totaled 112 tackles — 63 solo — 36 1/2 tackles for loss and 23 1/2 sacks (fifth in Ohio State history). Lewis also recorded 5 forced fumbles and 5 passes defended with Ohio State.
In 2016 and 2017, Lewis earned first-team All-Big Ten honors from the conference media and coaches. He received an All-Big Ten honorable mention from the coaches and media in 2015. Lewis also was named the Smith-Brown Defensive Lineman of the Year in 2016, which is awarded to the best defensive lineman in the Big Ten.