Dec 26, 2013; Detroit, MI, USA; Pittsburgh Panthers wide receiver Tyler Boyd (23) makes a reception in the fourth quarter against the Bowling Green Falcons during the Little Caesars Pizza Bowl at Ford Field. Pittsburgh won 30-27. Mandatory Credit: Rick Osentoski-USA TODAY Sports

Former NFL wideout named Pittsburgh Panthers receivers coach

Former NFL wide receiver Greg Lewis has been named the Pittsburgh Panthers’ new wide receivers coach by head coach Paul Chryst. Prior to joining the Panthers, Lewis was a receivers coach for San Jose State in 2013 and the University of San Diego in 2012.

“Greg really impressed us with his knowledge, energy and desire to teach the game,” Chryst said. “His background as a college and NFL receiver will serve our players and staff well. I know he is excited to get started and we’re equally excited about him joining us in Pittsburgh.”

Lewis played six seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and two with the Minnesota Vikings. He was a member of the Eagles’ 2004 NFC champion team that faced the New England Patriots in the Super Bowl.

“It is a tremendous opportunity to work with a great coach in Paul Chryst at a storied program like Pitt,” Lewis said. “We are going to work very hard to build on the great history that Pitt has. I’m a city guy and I just love the area where the university is located. Pittsburgh is an exciting city with tremendous football tradition. I’m looking forward to getting there and getting started.”

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