The Tarleton Athletics Department is pleased to announce that College Football Hall of Fame Member and Dallas Cowboys legend D.D. Lewis will be the featured speaker at the Texan Club Luncheon at noon Tuesday. The luncheon will be held in the Thompson Student Center Ballrooms on the Tarleton State campus.

Lewis, who spent 13 seasons in the NFL, appeared in five Super Bowls with the Cowboys, winning the biggest show on earth two times in 1972 and 1978. To this day, he holds the Cowboys playoff record with 27 games played. He started 135 consecutive games, which ties him for third place in Dallas Cowboy's history.

During his NFL career, Lewis played in 12 NFC Divisional Contests and nine NFC Championship Games. During the 1982 season, Lewis famously reasoned, "Texas Stadium has a hole in its roof so God can watch His favorite team play".  He is one of only eight NFL players who have played in five Super Bowls: (V, VI, X, XII and XIII). 

Lewis wore No.50 until his retirement after the 1981 season. He was voted the "Most Popular Player" by the Cowboys fans and given the Bart Starr Meritorious Award in 1981.

Lewis will deliver a message about the perils of drug and alcohol abuse and his story about hope, mentoring, and second chances. This is a keynote speech that Tarleton fans will not want to miss. The luncheon is open to the public and you do not have to be a Texan Club member to attend.

If you would like to attend the luncheon, please call Cathy Doyle in the athletics office at (254) 968-9178 to reserve your ticket to the luncheon no later than Monday.