Bonus Fans' Q&A: Alex Lewis

This week we bring you a bonus Fans' Q&A, with another Lewis, linebacker Alex Lewis. Here is how he responded to your questions:

Warwickstar: Going from junior college to the Big Ten is quite a big jump, but you have already become an impact player. What do you attribute your success to, and what have been the biggest challenges/obstacles?

Lewis: I feel as though I haven't had any success yet. But most of the things I have been working on with my coaches is fundamentals and just learning the defense. That's about it. And other players helping me along the way.

Q: Why do you feel like you haven't had any success?

Lewis: Well, I don't know. I guess if you want to be a good athlete, you have to strive for more. That's what I'm trying to do, is be the best player I can be.

Warwickstar: How do you like the university so far, and what do are you majoring in?

Lewis: I plan on majoring in education, and so far I've been blessed to be here at the university. I got a free education, playing Division I football and I thank God for that.

Warwickstar: Being a transfer, sometimes you can feel like an outsider for a while. Did the other players welcome you right away and make you feel at home?

Lewis: Yeah, I've said in every interview, the players made me feel at home. As soon as I got off the plane, they made me feel at home. Even on my recruiting visit. That's why I chose Wisconsin, because of the family structure.

Q: Who are some of your best friends on the team?

Lewis: I have a lot of good friends. I have my roommate Devin (Hollins), Johnny (Sylvain), Jeff Mack has been helping me out, Broderick Williams. Even the freshmen have been helping me out. Elliot Goode.

Warwickstar: On passing downs, do you prefer to rush the quarterback for a chance at a sack, or back into pass coverage and break-up a big pass?

Lewis: I just want to make the play. That's about all I want to do. But I have to do what the defense asks of me.

Dane33: I feel quickness is one of your strengths, but the coaches take you out of the game on 3rd-and-long. What is the reasoning behind this?

Lewis: I just have to get more mature and learn the system. Like I said, I have a long way to go.

WisVegas: On a scale of 1-10, what would you give yourself for the first half of the season?

Lewis: I can't rate myself. I guess I will leave that up to you guys.

WisVegas: What areas of your game do you need to work on the most?

Lewis: I think I need to improve on everything. Doing that will make me a better player in the long run.

Brew331: How is your pass defense coming along?

Lewis: My pass defense is getting better with the system that we're putting in, so hopefully it will work.

Q: Is the Big Ten as physical as advertised?

Lewis: Oh yeah, definitely. Well, we're a physical team so I really didn't notice it in (Big Ten) games, but when I got here at Wisconsin, I noticed the big physical change.

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