For this month’s Then & Now we head back to 1999 to meet Jacksboro’s Nik Lewis.
After beating Electra in 1999 much of the credit had to be given to Lewis, although he just called it a normal week.
When asked how he’d fare the following week, Lewis said “Better. Always looking to get better. Better numbers. 200 yards. 200 yards running, over 100 yards passing.”
“Nik is a kid that when the competition gets tough he’s going to play that much harder and do that much better job,” said then-Jacksboro head coach Doyle Walker. “So I think he, along with the rest of the team, is only going to get better as the year goes on.”
A player talented enough to bail his team out of just about any bad situation.
Nik went on to play at Southern Arkansas where he earned Division-II All-American honors in 2003.
And just 12 days ago he became the CFL’s all-time leading receiver with 1,036 career catches covering 13, 661 yards and 71 touchdowns.
Doyle Walker left Jacksboro in 2002 for Burnet, Texas.
He’s now retired and enjoys spending time with his three grandchildren.