Where Are They Now? Frank Lewis

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Where Are They Now?FRANK LEWISWide Receiver

1971-77

Resides in Houma, Louisiana

 

    

 

What is your current job and what does it entail?

I work for a federal program called the Work Force Investment Act. I work for the board in our local area that receives the funds to try to find jobs and bring in education and employment for individuals who are eligible for the program.

 
 

What is the fondest memory from your playing career?

It's really hard to pinpoint any particular time or event. Naturally when we won the championship in 1972 and following that with the Super Bowl and being a part of that team. If I had to highlight something it would be those two particular things.

 
 

What was your best game?

I never thought about a game as a best performance. It's not like I had a lot of receptions or yardage because we were such a running team and conservative team when I was there. It was more of a team effort so it's hard to pinpoint a particular game. My best season was in 1973. I only caught a few passes, but overall performance-wise I thought that was one of my best seasons receiving the ball. It doesn't show up stat-wise.

 
 

Some say you were the best receiver during your time here, but didn't get the passes thrown your way? How do you look at that?

We had a lot of good receivers the whole time I was there. I am flattered that has been said and I think anyone on the team if they had the opportunity to be featured more, they would have made their mark. If you have more opportunities, that helps.

 
 

What did you like most about playing for the Steelers?

It was a time when the right group of guys got together through the draft, free agency and trades. We had a great atmosphere and team environment that made it nice to play. At the time the whole organization was a good one. It was nice. It was a good atmosphere. I don't remember anybody that didn't like being there and that made all of the difference in the world.

 
 

Teammates you were closest to during your playing days?

I was roommates with Larry Brown and J.T. Thomas. Glen Edwards and Ron Shanklin were good friends. There wasn't anybody I didn't get along with. We were all friends, but I spent more time with those guys.

 

Teammate who was the biggest character?

Frenchy Fuqua was one of the biggest.  Jimmy Allen was a character. Joe Greene, Franco Harris and Terry Bradshaw were characters too.

 
 

Do you still keep in touch with former teammates?

I go to the Andy Russell tournament and have the chance to see a lot of the guys then. I used to go to the alumni tournament too. Between that and I go to Buffalo every year for their alumni weekend. That's my way of keeping in touch with the guys.

  
 

Do you still follow the Steelers and if so, how closely?

Oh yeah. It's just a matter if they come on TV in this area. If they are on, I am always watching.

 

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