The names of five people who will be inducted into the Liberty County Athletic Hall of Fame for 2007 has been announced.
The induction ceremony is planned for Dec. 13 at Club Stewart.
The honorees were selected from among 26 nominees by the Hall of Fame board in September.
Class of 1981
As a youngster, Lewis started playing for the Liberty County Recreation Department where he excelled in football, basketball and track until 1976.
In 1973, he was the local winner of the annual Punt, Pass and Kick Competition and was invited to the competition at the regional level in Jacksonville.
At the LCRD, he received numerous MVP awards and played on a couple of state championship games for the LCRD teams.
Lewis was a three-year letterman in football, basketball, baseball, and track and field. He started his career as a running back during his sophomore year. As a junior, he was the backup quarterback before being handed the reigns in his senior year.
In his senior year, he accumulated more than 1,000 yards rushing and passing, leading his team to the 3-AAAA Championship.
In 1980, he threw two touchdowns in the GACA All-Star game. He was named the captain, MVP and the Coastal Empire Player of the Year.
In track, he was a region champ in the long jump and triple jump, and a champion in the 4x400 meter race in the 3-AAAA Region. In 1980, he placed fourth in the long jump at the state track meet and the following year placed fourth in the triple jump and 4x400 meter race.
Lewis was a member of the Gamecocks of the University of South Carolina and was instrumental in the team’s magical 10-2 season of 1984. As a Gamecock he was a four-year letterman, co-starter in 1983 and 1984 and was named MVP for the Navy game. He received the George Terry Best Attitude award in 1984 and had 1,021 yards rushing, 207 yards passing, 191 yards receiving and 12 touchdowns.
During the 1984 Gator Bowl, he rushed for 36 yards, was 1 for 1 in passing and scored a touchdown.