VIP Ink Publishing recently released “Dreams” the life story of Michael Lewis. The book was officially released to the public on October 28, 2014. Plaza Level, Gate A, Team Store. Michael Lewis, team ambassador of the New Orleans Saints, is best known as a return specialist. Although Lewis did not play college football, he was signed by the Louisiana Bayou Beast in 1998. Lewis has also played for the New Orleans Thunder, New Jersey Red Dogs, Philadelphia Eagles, New Orleans Saints and the San Francisco 49ers.
In 2000, Lewis’ life would dramatically change as he went from a former Budweiser beer truck driver (thus, the nickname “Beer Man”) to being signed by the New Orleans Saints practice squad. In 2001, he was sent by the Saints to play for the Rhein Fire of NFL Europe. Later that year, Lewis would begin his career as a New Orleans Saint. In 2002, he would set an NFL record for combined kick-punt return yardage with 2,432 yards total (1,807 kickoff, 625 punt). He is currently the Saints’ all-time career leader in punt returns (142) and punt return yardage (1,482). On June 15, 2007, the Saints released him. The local New Orleans newspaper, the Times-Picayune, titled the news headline “There’s a Tear in My Beer” because Lewis was an inspiration to many locals who went from beer truck driver to NFL star.
Contributing to the book are teammates Aaron Brooks, Deuce McAllister, along with coaches Al Everett and Ricky Porter.
Michael Lewis’ book “Dreams” proves anything is possible if you are willing to do anything and everything to achieve your dreams. Through faith, determination, sacrifice, hard work and a lot of sleepless nights, Michael Lewis dreamed a dream and made it a reality. From truck driver to trucking NFL defenders to setting NFL records, this is Michael Lewis’ “Dreams”.