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Melvin Lewis uses lessons from his past to be the leader Kentucky needs

At 6’4″, 332 lbs., Melvin Lewis is a big guy; however, as the senior nose guard stood before a group of reporters this morning, a mixture of nerves, excitement, and pure joy crossed over his face, making him look all of twelve years old again.

“I grew up in Compton, California, which is notoriously known as a rough neighborhood. I’ve been through a lot of adversity throughout my life,” Lewis said softly. “But, I’m just happy to be in the situation I am today. I’m just overwhelmed to be here in general.”

When I asked him how he was enjoying the day so far, his face broke into a huge smile.