Nov 17, 1985; San Francisco, CA, USA; FILE PHOTO; Kansas City Chiefs defensive back Albert Lewis (29) and Greg Hill (23) tackle San Francisco 49ers tight end John Frank (86) at Candlestick Park. Mandatory Credit: Peter Brouillet-US PRESSWIRE
Former Chiefs player enters his college hall of fame -- a staple of our offseason coverage.
Today's Hall of Famer is Albert Lewis, one of my all-time favorite players. He's being inducted into the Grambling Legends Sports Hall Of Fame.
"As a high school player, I was average," said Lewis, who was mentored by Louisiana High School Coaches Association Hall of Fame coach Clyde Washington Jr. at DeSoto. "I made a big play here or there, but I didn't get a lot of interceptions. The one thing I did in high school was show a lot of physical ability. I didn't understand the game because I started so late."
Lewis said Washington and and then Robinson set him on course to become one of the NFL's best shutdown corners. Lewis would have four consecutive seasons with four or more interceptions to begin his career - including eight in 1985. That led the late Chiefs owner Lamar Hunt, a renowned architect of the old American Football League, to list Lewis among the 12 best Kansas City players ever.
Check out the full article for plenty of memories about Lewis and those 1980s and 1990s Chiefs.