Lewis facing father’s former school


STARKVILLE – The details are a little fuzzy, but Jameon Lewis does remember being clad in purple and gold watching his father, Roy Walker, play cornerback for LSU in the mid-90s.

“My daddy and I were far apart and he played in 1995 and Iwas little and didn’t know too much about it,” Lewis said. “I just knew that he played for LSU and I had all the gear.”

After leading Tylertown High School to a state title at quarterback 14 years later, Lewis followed in his father’s footsteps to the Southeastern Conference when he signed with Mississippi State.

Saturday will mark the third opportunity for Lewis to play against his father’s alma mater, a team he once dreamed of also suiting up for.

“It’s a huge game because growing up I wanted to play for LSU,” Lewis said. “Just being able to compete against LSU at this level is a blessing. I just want to try to take advantage of this opportunity and try not to disappoint anybody.”

The 5-foot-9, 195-pound junior enters the weekend as the Bulldogs leading receiver with a career-high 12 catches for 248 yards and two touchdowns. In his last outing against Troy, Lewis and quarterback Dak Prescott became the first teammates in SEC history to rush, throw and catch a touchdown in the same game.

I have covered Mississippi State in some capacity since 2004 and joined the Daily Journal staff in 2013. I enjoy short walks on the beach, performing concerts in my car and watching professional wrestling.

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