'Not often do you get the opportunity to live both dreams in a lifetime': Phoenix firefighter is a former Super Bowl champ

  • Source: KPNX-TV NBC 12 Mesa
  • Published: 01/27/2023 12:00 AM

VIDEO: The alarm sounds and Roy Lewis grabs his gear and darts to the truck. He feels a rush of adrenaline as he climbs into the driver's seat, starts the engine and turns on the siren. Lewis is a Phoenix firefighter who's living his dream of helping the community. "I always vowed if I ever had an opportunity to give back, I would," he said. Lewis has been fighting Phoenix's fires for almost ten years. He's an engineer with Station 18 who is constantly responding to calls and helping save lives. He always knew this was a job he wanted, but sometimes life throws a curve ball. "Football has afforded me so many opportunities, and I'm very thankful and very humble," he said. "This job reminds me how fortunate I am." In 2008, Lewis joined the NFL with the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was a cornerback and played with everything he had.


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