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Ronnell Lewis: the pride of Dewar, Okla.

OU's standout defensive end has a special connection with his tiny Oklahoma hometown

Updated: November 22, 2011, 5:09 PM ET
By Bob Przybylo | SoonerNation

DEWAR, Okla. -- Oklahoma junior defensive end Ronnell Lewis went down in the second quarter of the Sooners' 45-38 loss at Baylor on Saturday night, clutching his left knee.

As OU trainers attended to Lewis, the mood changed a little more than 300 miles away at the house of his high school football coach. Another night of celebration turned to concern for the hometown hero.

For some, the bond between student-athlete and high school coach ends the minute the player graduates. But in ...

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