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2024 NFL Draft Prospect Interview: Tizell Lewis, CB, Northern Colorado

  • Name: Tizell Lewis
  • Position: Cornerback
  • College: Northern Colorado
  • Height: 6’0
  • Weight: 185
  • Twitter: TizellLewis1
  • Instagram: Tizzy.lew

What makes you a top prospect at your position in the 2024 NFL Draft?

I am the guy that will shut whatever side of the field that I am on down. My mindset, IQ, and technique will put me into a position to win and take advantage of every way to get the ball.

At what age were you first interested in the sport of football?

I started playing around 5 years old and never looked back. My head has been wrapped around the game ever since. 

What is one thing that NFL teams should know about you?

I bring all tangibles to the table to be a great corner and also have a real dog mindset. 

If you could donate to one cause in the world, what would it be?

Struggling and low income families. 

What is the best advice you have ever received?

My biggest competition is me.

Who was your childhood hero?

I would have to say my mom. She is a true warrior and a strong, independent woman that gets a lot done. 

Who is the most underrated teammate in your locker room at your school?

Vincent King is one of the most underrated players in the country. 

What is your biggest pet peeve?


Overcoming adversity is what defines character, what was the hardest moment in your life to overcome?

Having to go to Junior College and stay on top of my game throughout. 

Tell me something about your school and why it is so special to you?

Here at UNC we have a culture where everyone works hard, and the competition to make eachother better and push each other is something very special we have here.

What is your favorite snack food?

Lemon Cake

What is the best part of football?

I would have to say the different types of relationships you build with teammates, coaches, and the rest of the staff. 

If you could sell yourself in one sentence what would you say?

When I step onto the field, I go out there with no other intention but to be great and get better every time I step foot on the field. 

If you could compare your play to one player in the NFL who would it be?

Jeff Okudah or Marshon Lattimore. 

If you could have dinner with three people dead or alive, who would it be and why?

My uncle Kurt, just to hear his voice, let him know I miss him, and take in all the game he wants to give me, my grandma to tell her how much I miss her and wish she was here, and my parents just to tell them thank you for the support, love, and dedication helping me get to where I needed to be. 

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