Carl Lewis (’82)

Carl Lewis was on the Sports Illustrated cover Aug. 5, 1996 – The headline says it all. “The Best Ever.” Carl Lewis, who moved from New Jersey to Houston to run for Tom Tellez’s track program, is on every reputable list of the best athletes in the history of sports. The cover is a spectacular photo after winning the long jump, his ninth gold medal, at the Atlanta Olympics in 1996.

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