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Lewis’ time has arrived

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“It’s just a huge honor, the biggest one I have ever received and I am very grateful for everyone who made it possible. Things like this, you need to appreciate them because they don’t happen too often.”

For Lewis, it appeared that the HOF induction notice from the Louisiana Sports Writers Association might never arrive.

The Houma native had been on the selectioin board’s ballot for seemingly decades, yet had never gained enough qualifying votes. He was close three years ago, needing just under 10 votes to make it in, but was eventually nudged out by other candidates.

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