MSU Football Great John “Thunder” Lewis Passes Away
Former Spartan football great John "Thunder" Lewis died earlier this week at the age of 81.
Lewis was a member of the Michigan State Rose Bowl team of the 1955 season. The Spartans defeated UCLA 17-14 on January 2nd, 1956 to finish off a 9-1 season under then second-year coach Duffy Daugherty.
Lewis was a prominent businessman and community leader after his playing days were over. And he was a beloved alumnus in the years since as well.
Full Obituary Here (courtesy of the Lansing State Journal): http://www.legacy.com/obituaries/lsj/obituary.aspx?n=john-lewis&pid=178520140