Lewis told a different source that football “just wasn’t for [him].”
The defensive tackle and Klein, Texas native was named to the Rivals.com All-Mountain West Freshman Team at the end of the 2011 season. He started the last five games for the Frogs last season.
In his career at TCU, Lewis started 10 total games. He finished his career with 51 total tackles, five and-a-half sacks and 16 tackles for loss.
This marks the second-straight offseason that a TCU football member has left the team due to being done with football. Former Frog linebacker Joel Hasley left the team last August for similar reasons.
Despite struggling through a 4-8 record last season, the Frogs had the Big 12’s best rushing defense and second-best total defense.
Sports Information Director Mark Cohen could not be reached for comment.
These tweets were posted to Twitter earlier today.
Source confirms that #TCU DT Jon Lewis has left the team. Decided he is done playing football. Had 4.5 sacks, 11 TFL this season.
— Matt Jennings (@MattAJennings) February 11, 2014
Source with TCU confirms that DT Jon Lewis has decided to stop playing football. He played in 12 games in 2013.
— Stefan Stevenson (@FollowtheFrogs) February 11, 2014