He was raised by wonderful, caring parents; served a mission for his church in Taiwan; started four years at tight end for BYU under legendary coach LaVell Edwards; and had a stellar career in the National Football League, that including playing in the Super Bowl.
He would also say that those events and circumstances were made possible because he put himself in the presence of people who offered constructive criticism and sage advice that would help him become successful throughout his life.
"As people, we have to surround ourselves with great influences (such as) family, friends, music, movies," he told the Deseret News. "We've got to take a conscious approach to who we surround ourselves with."
...In speaking of the many positive influences in his life over the years, Lewis spoke emotionally about his father, whom he called "his hero."