Kap is the Cap-tain for a reason

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Who is Kapron Lewis-Moore?

He's a Notre Dame captain and the team's starting defensive end.

But really, who is Kapron Lewis-Moore?

"Guy from Weatherford, Texas," the man himself, Lewis-Moore explains. "Love Cheesecake."

"Number 89," adds fellow captain Zack Martin. "He's a 5th year senior."

"Old guy. Old man Kap," Kapron continues.

"He's the oldest man in the world," senior center Braxston Cave says with a straight face before bursting out in laughter looking over at Kapron.

"Appreciate it man," Kap yells out with a big smile. "Appreciate it."

Oh by the way, Cave is six months older than Lewis-Moore. But as Braxston will point out, KLM just looks like he's 45.

"Yeah and I like hip hop music," Kap concludes.

Don't let the smiles fool you. This man can down right intimidate people, especially with that voice.

"He tries to whisper," explains nose guard Louis Nix. "But it's like errhrer. He frightens a lot of people."

Kap can yell," adds linebacker Danny Spond. "There is no doubt about it. He likes to exhibit his deep scary voice. Definitely a sign of leadership."

"I don't think I'm that scary," Lewis-Moore says with a laugh.

And that's true. All one has to do is talk to Kap and you'll realize that. But look out if you are opposing team facing the Irish in another sport. Lewis-Moore is always on hand to cheer other Irish teams.

But what really defines Kap is his leadership. He's the rock and the voice of the Notre Dame defense.

"he literally stood up during the cadence of the quarterback and was making checks with his D-Line," Manti Te'o recalls of Kap during the BYU game. "You knew who the captain was on the field."

"I'm a big angry guy sometimes when it comes to football," explains Nix. "He cools me down and keeps me level headed. That's the type of leadership you need."

And that's why K-L-M is a Notre Dame captain. A physical force, a vocal leader. He's a Notre Dame guy. And you won't find many who have enjoyed their journey under golden dome more than Kap.

"I've grown so much as a person. I've matured so much since I was a 225 pound freshman to about a 310 pound defensive end now," Lewis-Moore explains. "It's just been an incredible experience. I met the relationships that I've had. Something I won't ever forget."

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