LUFKIN, TX (KTRE) - Junior defensive end Demontrai Lewis was a standout player for the Panthers this season and Wednesday he was honored with the Right Guard player of the year award.
Lewis is a leader for the panthers and he may be deaf, but that doesn't stop him from working hard on the field or being a great example for his teammates.
"Not only is he a role model for the younger kids he is a role model for all the players," said
Lufkin Interim athletic director Todd Quick. "The people that know him see what a giving person and that is what we strive for with all these kids."
His teammates are the only ones he inspires, Lewis' interpreter Rene Heintschel says his daily work ethic is amazing the see.