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August 7, 2013

Q&A: David Lewis, NSU cornerback

David Lewis, a senior cornerback from Mesquite, Texas, is poised to begin his final collegiate season in 2013. As a junior, Lewis played in all 10 games for the RiverHawks, logging 36 tackles and four pass break-ups.

With a lot of seniors in the defensive backfield, is there more pressure on you all to help rack up more wins this season?

It's not pressure. We're just trying to show these younger guys that it can be done. It's going to take a team effort — not just seniors — a total team effort to change the year around.

What did you all learn from your first season in the MIAA?

We learned what to expect in the MIAA. Changing from the Lone Star (Conference) to the MIAA, we didn't know what to expect. But from what we seen from last year, us putting in work in the film room and on the field this year, I think we'll be better prepared to give those guys a run for their money.

What is the realistic goal for this team this year?

Make the playoffs. Playoffs or a bowl game. But hopefully we're shooting for a playoff game.

You mentioned already earned your degree in criminal justice. How hard was it to get that diploma in criminal justice?

It really wasn't hard because I came to school with the mindset of school first and then football and enjoying that. You just have to get your priorities straight. For me, if I couldn't get the grades, then I couldn't play, and I didn't want to sit out. So I just took care of my school work first and that put me in the position I'm in today.

What was the hardest class you took?

College algebra. Just to graduate, it was college algebra. I'm not too good at math. I can do science, social studies, all of that. But math, man, that wasn't my strong point in school. But I passed it. I did it.

Out of high school, what other options did you have besides NSU?

There were other options, but other Division II schools wanted me to run track. I was burnt out on track after high school. I just wanted to play football.

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