Lewis signs to play football at Baldwin Wallace

| April 25, 2018

Coshocton High School senior Brayden Lewis signed his letter of intent on April 24 to play football at Baldwin Wallace University. He is pictured here with his mother, Valerie Grace.

COSHOCTON – Brayden Lewis is looking forward to continuing his football career and education at Baldwin Wallace University.

The Coshocton High School senior signed his letter of intent to play ball for the Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets on April 24.

“It’s nice to know that football is not over yet,” Lewis said. “Playing football in college is something I wanted to do, but if it didn’t work out that was okay. Baldwin Wallace seems right. I liked the campus and they have a good business program.”

Lewis, who played center and defensive end for the Redskins, has a lot of good memories from high school football, but his junior year stands out for him.

“We had a good run in the playoffs and I think that is something I will never forget,” Lewis said.

On hand for his signing was CHS’s head football coach Jim Woodrum and Lewis’ mother Valerie Grace.

“Brayden is one of the most hard working and yet unselfish players that we have had at Coshocton,” Woodrum said. “He was a very versatile offensive and defensive lineman for us as a junior and senior starter. We all hope that Brayden continues his success at Baldwin Wallace University.”

Grace was impressed with the coaching staff at Baldwin Wallace when they met them and toured the campus.

“I was surprised by how much they knew about the kids,” she said. “They knew who Brayden was and took him under their wing.”

Grace said they visited other campuses that were bigger and also fit his career interests, but Baldwin Wallace stood out for them.

“The campus seemed to fit his personality,” she said. “We felt welcomed the minute we walked on to it and that had a lot to do with the coaches. At first we were thinking about schools and just his career options, but here he can play football and also have a real bright future.”

The Baldwin Wallace Yellow Jackets are a Division III school and part of the Ohio Athletic Conference.

“I want to thank my mom, grandma and coaches for helping me get to this point,” Lewis said.

His advice to his younger teammates who also might wish to play college ball is to continue to work hard.

“If you are willing to put in the time, work and effort, good things will come to you,” Lewis said.

He is planning on majoring in finance.

Category: High School, Sports

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I started my journalism career in 2002 with a daily newspaper chain. After various stops with them, I am happy to be back home! I graduated from Coshocton High School in 1998 and received a Bachelor of Arts in Communication in 2002 from Walsh University. I also earned several awards while working for daily papers, including being honored by Coshocton County’s veterans for the stories I wrote about them. I am honored and ready to once again shine a positive light on Coshocton County. I also am the proud mother of a little girl named Sophia!

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