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January 6, 2013

Looking to Kap it off right

Former ‘Roo hopes to end collegiate career a champion

FROM STAFF REPORTS

Former Weatherford High School multi-sport standout Kapron “Big Kap” Lewis-Moore is hoping to finish his collegiate football career with a BCS championship when his undefeated Notre Dame Fighting Irish team takes on Alabama.

The title game is set to kick off at 7:30 p.m. CST on ESPN. Notre Dame (12-0) is ranked number one but is a slight underdog according to oddsmakers to the 12-2 Crimson Tide.

“Playing for the National Championship is something pretty spectacular,” Lewis-Moore told WISD spokesman Derik Moore, “and every time I’m on the field, I know I’m also representing Weatherford.”

A fifth-year senior and one of the team’s captains, the 6-foot-4, 310-pound former ‘Roo is ranked by some NFL prospect services as one of the top defensive linemen in this year’s draft.

Lewis-Moore graduated in May but was granted an additional year of playing eligibility after having suffered a detached medial collateral ligament (MCL) injury against rival USC on Oct. 22, 2011, that required season-ending surgery.

Kap is part of a defensive unit which has allowed the fewest touchdowns in the country (10) and is sixth overall in total defense (286 yards per game). He was also part of two pivotal goal-line stands against Stanford and USC.

In 2012 Lewis-Moore registered 39 tackles playing in all 12 games, including  16 solo takedowns. He has 8.5 tackles totaling 49 yards lost for opponents. He had six quarterback sacks totaling 41 yards and was credited with two forced fumbles.

His mother, Wanna Lewis, teaches at Juan Seguin Elementary and has made just a handful of Notre Dame football games to watch her son play in person. She attended Notre Dame’s “Senior Day” recognition on Nov. 20 before its final home game of the year and said it was a day that will hold a special place in her heart.

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