Motivation Monday: No. 2 receiver Joseph Lewis dishes on what fuels his grind


It’s the voice in your head that that tells you to push through past seemingly impossible fatigue on the gridiron. It’s the thought that keeps your motor running at a supreme level on the hardwood.

It’s getting your parents that new house, it’s retiring your grandmother, it’s, simply, never wanting to be picked last again.

Motivating factors in sports range from the simple to the simply inconceivable; but they’re all necessary factors in the production of elite talent.

Every Monday we’ll catch up with elite athletes on all levels and get them to dish on the single most powerful motivating factor that’s gotten them to where they are now.

Today we caught up with Hawkins’ (Los Angeles) star Joseph Lewis, the No. 2 wide receiver in the 247 Sports National Composite.

The greatest motivating factor that’s gotten me to where I am today is… “Getting my mom out of the hood and proving people wrong. Most people think young, black guys from the hood won’t amount to much of anything or be successful in life. I want to beat the odds and get out and take my mom with me.”

Here are the fruits of Joseph Lewis’ motivation.

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