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2020 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: CJ Lewis, CB, Jacksonville University

Jacksonville University defensive back CJ Lewis is a big time play maker

Student-Athlete Profile:

  • CJ Lewis
  • Jacksonville University
  • CB
  • 6’1”
  • 200lbs.
  • Hometown: Cape Coral, FL
  • Twitter: @lewis_cj10

2018 Accolades & Statistics:

  • 2018 All-Pioneer Football League Honorable Mention.
  • GP: 9
  • Total Tackles: 38
  • TFL: 0.5
  • INTs: 2
via Cal Highlights (YouTube)

As an athlete, what is your motivation?

My family and my drive to be the best, my friend Stef’an Strawder who passed before I came to college.

What defines success for you?

Setting a goal for yourself and exceeding that goal.

What would your teammates say about the type of teammate you are?

Hard worker, very passionate, leads by example and pushes others to be the best.

via @JAX_FB (Twitter)

What are some of your personal “rules” that you never break?

Never let anyone outwork you.

Who is the toughest player you’ve competed against during your collegiate career?

Pace Temple from Butler University.

Who is the best player in the NFL?

Aaron Donald.

What is your team of choice on Madden, why?

Philadelphia Eagles.

Failure is inevitable in life. How do you handle situations that don’t go in your favor?

Don’t get to low when bad things happen, don’t get to high when good things happen. Keep a level headed mind.

Is there a current/former NFL player that you model your game after?

Xavier Rhodes.

Knowing what you do now, what would you go back and tell yourself as a High-School Freshman?

Play many positions because you never know where you will end up in the future.

What is your go-to restaurant near campus?

The Potter’s House Soul Food Bistro.

What song or artist do you like but rarely admit to liking?

Ed Sheeran.

If you could have dinner with anyone in the world, living or deceased, who would it be and why?

Muhammad Ali because of the adversity he experienced throughout his career was tough. However, he was able to stay focused, remain confident and bear the title of the greatest if all time.

Forty-years from now, what do you want to be remembered for?

Being a leader and a hard worker.

In 15 words or less, why should an NFL team invest in you?

My attention to detail to the game and the ability to play any position makes me unique.

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