Former Braves wide receiver Terrance Lewis selected in Major League Football draft

Alcorn State University alumnus and former Braves wide receiver Terrance Lewis is getting closer to fulfilling his dream of playing in the National Football League (NFL).

Lewis was selected with the fifth pick in the 38th round of the inaugural Major League Football (MLFB) draft in January. Instead of being drafted by an organization like in other sports, Lewis and the other players were selected by MLFB head coaches who will be assigned to one of the league’s eight teams. The MLFB is a publicly traded, professional spring football league. MLFB is dedicated to creating an innovative, accessible, and fan-owned game, which is scheduled to kick off in 2016.

This isn’t the first time that Lewis has been in the spotlight for chasing a professional football career. In October 2014, he was a part of the NFL Network series, “Undrafted,” where they chronicled the journeys of players as they worked toward achieving a spot on an NFL roster. Lewis is happy that his persistence has gotten him a step closer to his desired destination.

“Being drafted by the MLFB felt great,” said Lewis. “To know that I will be getting another chance to play football again is an amazing feeling. I haven’t been in pads since playing in the Canadian Football League in 2013. So I can’t wait to get back on the field!”

Although Lewis is very excited about his start in the MLFB, he hasn’t abandoned his mission to play in the NFL.

“Playing in the NFL has always been the main goal and a dream of mine. I’m extremely happy to see that my hard work and dedication is paying off.”

Lewis encourages those with dreams to have faith in their ability to achieve their goals.

“I feel that as long as you believe that your dream will come true, you should give it your all. I know there’s plenty of successful people out there that wanted to give up on their dreams but didn’t because they believed.”

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