What are your measurements
(height, weight and forty time)?
6’1”, 210, 4.52.
Coming out of high school, what programs showed
interest in you?
Mostly North Carolina
and East Carolina
How did you wind up at a Junior College
It was basically through a friend.
I made the move because he said that it is a
Why did you decide to transfer to a Community
College in Mississippi for your second season?
Basically there were some issues with living
conditions in CA. I didn’t have a scholarship
there and I didn’t want to deal with these extra
problems. I just wanted to get my education and
play football. I got a scholarship in Mississippi.
Why did you eventually choose the University of East Carolina?
My old roommate was there and he recommended me
to the coaching staff. He put in a good word
for me. He showed them my highlight tape, and
they were calling me non-stop after that.
Describe your senior season to us.
It didn’t turn out the way I planned. We all
had a chip on our shoulder after the Bowl Game
my junior year. We lost big to
that game. Everyone said that we can’t play
with big teams. We came together during the
early part of my senior season, but we let three
of the first four games get away. We were up
and down the whole season. Then my injury
killed everything. I missed the last four games
of the season. If it wasn’t for the injury, I
had a better chance to get picked in the early
rounds. But I still feel that I am blessed to
be in the position that I am in. I will still
get the opportunity to prove myself at the next
How have you been training
for the NFL Draft?
Before the Pro Day, I was in California training with
Billy Miller (former TE in the NFL). I loved it
out there. Everything was high tempo. I was
also working out with Maurice Green. He was
helping us get our forty times down. He knows
so much on the running side. There was so much
stuff about running that I didn’t know. That
was a big deal to meet him. After the Pro Day,
I went back home.
Describe your East-West Shrine Game experience
It was a great experience. There were a lot of
great players and coaches there. I felt that I
was basically almost in the NFL during that
week. I was one step away from the big stage.
Were you satisfied with your performance at the
I was satisfied. I thought that I could run a
faster forty. But everything else was good.
What is the coolest thing that you have done
during this NFL draft process?
I am big on twitter. I like to talk on
twitter. I get a kick out of it when I hear my
name mentioned on twitter.
Khvatov: What is
the highlight of your football career up to this
Going to East Carolina.
I love the atmosphere here. There were 50,000
people supporting you every Saturday. I love
the way it sounded on Saturday. Everyone
supports you. I also broke two records at
East Carolina. I set the mark for
most receiving touchdowns in one season with 14
during my junior season. I set the record for
most receiving touchdowns at
East Carolina with 22 TD’s overall.
What are your strengths on the football field?
I feel that I am able to stretch the field. I
use my body to shield people off. I go and get
What areas of your game do you still need to
Probably pad level, depth on the routes.
What is your favorite NFL team?
I like the Washington Redskins.
Khvatov: Who is
the one NFL player that you would compare your
People compare me to Brandon Lloyd a little
bit. He is a super tight receiver. He will
surprise you with a big play.
underclassman on your team should we keep an eye
on in the future?
#2 WR Justin Hardy. He was a walk-on during my
junior year. He was on the practice squad. He
earned a starting spot and a scholarship
opposite of me last year. He is a star in the
making. He plays the slot.
Who is the best opposing player that you have
faced during your career?
CB Jayron Hosley from Virginia Tech. I didn’t
have a good game against him like I wanted to.
He played his technique very well.
Khvatov: What do
you enjoy most about football?
It’s a contact sport.
What are your hobbies?
I like to have fun. I go to the mall to check
out the latest shoes and add to my collection.
What is the greatest lesson that you have
learned in life so far?
Whatever you have been through, never give up on
your dream. Anything can happen. Chase your
dream until you feel that you can accomplish it.
How will you spend your NFL Draft weekend?
I will be watching the draft with my family.
Finish the sentence, Lance
Lewis is …
On the field, I work hard like everyone else.
I am a passionate player. I want to win every
game that I play. I am a cool guy to be
around. I make people laugh. I am a people