All About NFL Athlete Damien Lewis’ Life!

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A professional football player, Damien Lewis is a star athlete known for his brutal gameplay. He currently plays as the guard for the Seattle Seahawks of the National Football League. 

Damien is known for his strength and high character in the game. Throughout the years, Damien has progressed in many aspects of his games. 

Seattle Seahawks Guard Damien Lewis
Seattle Seahawks Guard Damien Lewis (Source: Sports Illustrated)

In this article, we will discuss the details of Damien Lewis, his life journey, and his career decision.

However, before that, let us get through some general facts about the guard.

Damien Lewis | Quick Facts

Full Name Damien Stephon Lewis 
Date of Birth March 21, 1997
Birth Place Canton, Mississippi
Nick Name Banky
Religion Christianity
Nationality American
Ethnicity Afro-American
Zodiac Sign Aries
Age 27 Years Old
Height 6 feet 2 inches/1.88 meters/188 cm
Weight 327 lbs./148 kg
Hair Color Black
Eye Color Black
Build Athletic
Father’s Name Damien Dozier
Mother’s Name Stacey Lewis
Siblings Three brothers
Education Canton High School 
Northwest Mississippi Community College
Louisiana State University 
Marital Status Unmarried
Girlfriend Savannah Sledd
Kids Damien Stephn Lewis Jr.
Profession Football Player
Position Guard
Affiliations Seattle Seahawks 
NFL Draft 2020/Round:3/Pick: 69
Roster Status Active
Net Worth $1.5 Million
Social Media Instagram, Twitter
Last Update May 2024

Damien Lewis | Body Measurements 

Damien Lewis has a bulky and masculine body structure. He stands 6 feet 2 inches (1.88 meters) tall and weighs around 327 lbs. (148 kg). 

Similarly, he has an arm length of 33 inches (0.84 meters) and a hand span of 10+14 inches (0.26 meters).

Also, he can squat 635 pounds, bench press 475, and do as many as 80 consecutive pushups without a rest.

Damien Lewis For LSU
Damien For LSU (Source: NBC Sports)

Though we have no details regarding Damien’s workout and diet, he loves a good homemade pizza during his off-season.

At times, he just gets the pizzas from Pizza Hut, Mario’s, and CiCi’s, which are also his favorite spots.

Damien Lewis | Early Life

Lewis (full name Damien Stephon Lewis) was born on March 21, 1997, under the star sign of Aries. He is the oldest of three children (all brothers) of parents Stacey Lewis and Damien Dozier. 

Lewis grew up in Canton, Mississippi.

The Canton native has said that the town he grew up in is pretty rough with tons of gang activity.

Before moving to Mississippi, Lewis spent part of his childhood in Biloxi and Atlanta.

Not to mention, his family lived in at least five different homes, which were mostly in Section 8. 

Since his fifth grade, Damien has been involved in Jasper Bacon’s Steps Ministries, a Christian nonprofit organization.

Back in the day, he often walked from home to his school, and Jasper would often give him a ride. 

Damien with his mother
Damien With His Mother, Stacey Lewis (Source: Instagram)

Jasper’s wife, Carolyn, would drive Damien to football summer camps across the Southeast.

Talking about his parents, Damien’s father, Damien Dozier, had served seven of the 17 years sentence for a June 2011 conviction for the sale of cocaine as of 2018.

And the details about whether or not he completed his probation has not been revealed.

Hence, being behind bars, Dozier missed most of Lewis’s early career during his high school and collegiate years.


Talking about his education, Damien Lewis attended Canton High School.

Since he was projected not to qualify academically to play Division I football, he did not receive any offers from four-year colleges coming out of high school.

Later, he received a scholarship from Northwest Mississippi Community College and accepted it. He completed a semester early and transferred to Louisiana State University later. 

This time, he had several offers from universities such as Ole Miss, Kentucky, South Carolina, and West Virginia.

Initially, Damien stood as the starting right guard for LSU and even won a National Championship with them. 

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Damien Lewis | Career & Injuries


Lewis has been on the football field since his early middle school, and by the time he reached college, he had become the strongest man on the LSU football team.

After his college graduation, Damien entered professional football through the 2020 NFL Draft. 

The Seattle Seahawks drafted him 69th overall in the third round. After selection, Damien made his NFL debut on September 13, 2020, against the Atlanta Falcons. 

He began as the starting right guard and gradually became one of the league’s top players. 


Throughout his professional years, Damien has suffered several injuries. Among them, his ankle injury was the earliest one of his career. 

Similarly, Damien battled a groin injury the same year, which extended till the early days of the following year.

Damien Lewis Being Carted Off The Field After Sustaining Ankle Injury
Damien Being Carted Off The Field After Sustaining Ankle Injury (Source: CBS Sports)

He sustained a shoulder injury the same season and had an elbow injury near the end of the year. 

In August 2022, Lewis was carted off the field for a right leg injury in the second game of the preseason against the Chicago Bears 

Career Highlights

  • Pro Football Writers Association’s All-NFL Rookie Team (2020)
  • National Championship (2020)
  • CFP National Champion (2019)
  • Second Team All-SEC (2019)

Damien Lewis | Net Worth

As per the sources, Damien maintains a net worth of around $1.5 million.

According to his ongoing contract, Damien earns approximately $1,055,649 annual salary.

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Damien Lewis | Personal Life

Damien Lewis is unmarried; however, he is currently dating Savannah Sledd. As per the sources, the couple has been living together for over two years. 

But still, there are no details regarding Savannah, nor is she available in any of Damien Lewis’ social media posts and uploads.

with his son
Lewis With His Son, Damien Stephn Lewis Jr., (Source: Instagram)

However, they have a son named Damien Stephn Lewis Jr., born in March of 2020.

Damien Lewis honored his girlfriend’s father, Andrew Sledd, in the 2020 match by wearing  Andrew’s name on his helmet after getting approval from NFL.

Damien Lewis | Social Media

Guard for Seattle Seahawks is quite active on social media, with more than 34.4k followers on Instagram and over 12.8k followers on his Twitter handle.


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A post shared by Damien Lewis🏈 (@thereal_damienlewis)

He basically posts about his personal and professional life updates on the platforms.

Damien Lewis’s Popularity Over The Years

Damien Lewis's Popularity Over The Past Five Years
Damien Lewis’s Popularity Over The Past Five Years (Source: Google)

Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS)

Why is Damien nicknamed ‘Banky’?

Damien Lewis’ nickname “Banky” was bestowed by his grandfather as he used to carry his blanket everywhere as a toddler. 

Which jersey number does Damien wear? How many games has he played to date?

Damien Lewis wears jersey number 68 for the Seattle Seahawks. To date, he has played a total of 29 games. 

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