A Q-and-A session with former NFL (and BYU) tight end Chad Lewis

Former BYU tight end Chad Lewis will be at the BYU Bookstore from 10:30 a.m. to noon Saturday to promote his new book, “Surround Yourself with Greatness,” published by Shadow Mountain Publishing.

Lewis started at tight end his entire BYU career from 1993-1996, catching 111 passes for 1,376 yards and 10 touchdowns. Lewis also played nine seasons in the NFL with the Philadelphia Eagles and St. Louis Rams, ending his career with 229 catches for 2,361 yards and 23 touchdowns. He appeared in Super Bowl XXXIX and three Pro Bowls as an Eagle.

Before his Saturday visit, Lewis talked with the Friday 411 about his book.

Q: Why were you motivated to write this book?

A: It was something my mom and my mission president encouraged me to do. The theme, the principle is something I’ve felt for a long time: that it’s vital to surround ourselves with people and things that will help us make wise decisions with our lives.

Q: Who do you hope this book will reach?

A: I hope it reaches good people everywhere. I wrote it to a general audience, as opposed to only a Mormon audience. I wrote it for someone getting ready to serve a mission just the same as I wrote it for a Philadelphia Eagles football fan who’s never heard of the Church before. I tried to pattern it after President Hinckley’s “Standing for Something.”

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