Two Grambling University legends headed to SWAC Hall of Fame

December 2, 2008 · Print This Article

grambling.jpg (Grambling, LA.) - Former Grambling State star Frank Lewis along with Doug Porter, an assistant coach under Eddie Robinson, are part of the Southwestern Athletic Conference’s Hall of Fame class of 2008.
Lewis, a wingback, running back and wide receiver in college, caught 42 career touchdown passes and earned third-team Little All-America as a senior. A two-time All-SWAC pick, Lewis rushed for 1,428 yards and averaged 10.8 yards per carry.

Lewis went on to play 13 seasons in the NFL with the Steelers and Bills. A first-round pick in 1971, he caught 397 passes for 6,724 yards and 40 touchdowns. Lewis was part of two Super Bowl championship teams and made the Pro Bowl in 1981. Lewis was part of the Louisiana Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2006.

Porter led Valley from 1961-1965, was an assistant coach at Grambling State under Eddie Robinson for nine seasons before guiding programs at Howard and Fort Valley State. His career record stands at 166-105 with just five losing seasons in 26 years. The College Football Hall of Fame inducted Porter earlier this year.

The ceremony will take place at the Sheraton Hotel in Birmingham on Dec. 11. The event begins at 6 p.m. with a reception and dinner at 7 p.m. Tickets are $50 and can be purchased by calling (205) 241-3474.


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