The Carolina Cobras have added another former NFL player to their defensive roster by signing defensive back Keith Lewis. Lewis, the 6’1” native of Chicago, IL attended and played football at the Virginia University of Lynchburg, where he would post a career record of 11 interceptions, three fumble recoveries, and five interception returns for touchdowns.
Lewis was also a part of the 2014 Medal of Honor all-star game where he recorded five tackles. After his college career Lewis would go on to spend two seasons in the NFL, where he would bounce around the league with five different teams before he would eventually play with the Winnipeg Blue Bombers of the Canadian Football League during the 2017 season.
Signing with the Carolina Cobras for their inaugural season will be Lewis’s first endeavor in arena football
On the other side of the field, Tyron Laughinghouse, the 6’2” native of Greenville, NC signed for his third season of arena football after spending the previous two with the Wichita Falls Nighthawks, where he was coached by Cobras head coach Billy Back.
As a wide receiver, Laughinghouse was able to produce for Back’s team to the tune of 63 receptions for 806 yards and 14 touchdowns In 2016. Laughinghouse also tied with one other player for the IFL’s longest reception of the year by catching a 49-yard touchdown on March 14 against the Colorado Crush.
During that same game, he would also set an IFL single game record for receiving yards with a total of 166. Laughinghouse competed at the collegiate level in Raleigh, NC where he attended Saint Augustine University where as a freshman, he was named to the All-CIAA rookie squad.
During his senior year, he would rack up 59 receptions for 801 yards and 12 touchdowns.