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Melvin Lewis will be featured in the “Beyond the Field” initiative at SEC Media Days

Get ready to hear a lot more about senior defensive tackle Melvin Lewis. This afternoon, it was announced that Lewis will be UK’s representative in the league’s new “Beyond the Field: Stories of the SEC” initiative at SEC Media Days in a few weeks. The series will feature student-athletes from each school with compelling stories outside their athletic endeavors.

Here’s a little bit of Lewis’ story:

Kentucky — Melvin Lewis (Senior, Defensive Tackle) grew up in Compton, California, and earning a college degree would have been a challenging goal without the opportunity presented by an athletics scholarship. After two years at Fullerton College, he signed with Kentucky and has completed his bachelor’s degree in community and leadership development. His dream job, other than the NFL, is “doing anything to help my community.”

I can’t wait to talk to Melvin and find out more. Media Days start a week from Monday, and I’ll be down there from Tuesday to Thursday to bring you all the happenings from Hoover. (“Happenings” meaning news, whiny media folk, and anything else worth Periscoping.)

Article written by Mrs. Tyler Thompson

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2 Comments for Melvin Lewis will be featured in the “Beyond the Field” initiative at SEC Media Days



  1. Leuther
    8:15 pm July 2, 2015 Permalink

    The community of Compton is a completely lost cause…



  2. Billy Hill
    9:15 pm July 2, 2015 Permalink

    When someone from Kentucky starts talking bad about another area, it must be REAL BAD.