Today on The Kondrat Podcast, I sat down with a legendary Calgary Stampeder and CFL Hall of Fame Inductee Nik Lewis. We discuss his journey as an athlete that led him to the CFL where he played for 14 years and how he has made the transition to become a successful entrepreneur. In his CFL career, Nik collected many awards including CFL Rookie of the Year, two Grey Cup Champions, and CFL’s all-time reception leader with 1051.
Nik grew up in Jacksboro, Texas and played a number of sports including baseball, basketball and football. He went to college at Southern Arkansas University where he made the football team as a walk-on. He ended his college football career after breaking nine team records and becoming a two-time First Team All-American as both a Wide Receiver and Punt returner - not too bad for a walk-on! After college, Nik found his way to the CFL and played for both the Calgary Stampeders and Montreal Alouettes. On May 17, 2018, Nik officially retired after playing 14 years in the league.
Aside from his Hall of Fame career, we also discuss Nik’s transition to life beyond the football field. After his playing career, Nik became a coach for a short period of time before committing his energy to training young athletes and becoming an entrepreneur. Nik recently founded AO Sports TV - a digital platform that focuses on content creation and distribution for professional athletes.
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