Athlete. Lincoln High Class of 1920. At Lincoln High, he starred on the 1920 state champion basketball team, was quarterback on an unbeaten 1918 state champion football team and an end on the 1919 unbeaten football team. He led Lincoln High to two track championships.
A Nebraska football star in an era when Nebraska played the powerhouses of the day, Lewellen wnet on to a nine-year pro football career with Green Bay and the New York Yankees.