Kenny Lewis

The rushing force on Alger Pugh's great teams of the mid 1970's, Kenny Lewis led the Eagles in rushing during one of the best stretches in school history.

Kenny's career soared at Virginia Tech under coach Bill Dooley in the late 1970's. He held the Hokie record for rushing yards in a game (233 vs. VMI in 1978). That record was broken in 2003.  In 1978, he led the Hokies with 1,020 yards on 184 carries, scoring 10 touchdowns.

 

All these superlatives landed Lewis in the Virginia Tech Hall of Fame in 1998. He's pictured here with his family at the induction ceremony.

 

Lewis' career wasn't over. He went on to play four years with the New York Jets from 1979-1982.

 

Two generations of stars. Kenny stands alongside his son, Kenny, in 1997.

 


Lewis is still active in the community.  In the fall of 2000, he began a new career as Principal of Abundant Life Academy in Danville.  He's currently an assistant principal at G.W.

 

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