Another Giant makes bid for NFL


Former Ben Davis football star Isaiah Lewis is a busy man this weekend.

Lewis is one of a couple of hundred football players in Indianapolis this weekend for the annual NFL scouting combine.

“He was a stone cold hitter and a tackling machine,” assistant football coach Justin Faires said of Lewis. “I saw him put several players out of games.”

After a standout career at Ben Davis, Lewis took his talents to Michigan State. As a Spartan, Lewis was a three-year starter at safety. He collected 227 tackles and 26 passes defended (eight interceptions, 18 pass break-ups) in 53 career games, including 40 starts. His 158 interception return yards rank 10th most in MSU history.

“My favorite memory of Isaiah is causing a fumble in the endzone against WC that led to a TD,” Faires said. “We rolled WC from there on out because he set the tone.”

Faires remembers more than the football-playing Lewis.

“He is a great kid,” Faires said. “He cared about school and was very respected by all of his teachers here.”

Lewis hopes to join fellow BD graduate Tandon Doss in the NFL. Doss has played three seasons for the Baltimore Ravens and is expected to return to the Ravens this coming season.