Honors & Awards
Lee was effective in his first career start against Florida Atlantic, throwing for 213 yards on 15-of-22 passing including two touchdowns. A week later, he threw for a career-best 340 yards against Arkansas State. Lee connected on 27-of-35 passes and threw for four touchdowns. He accounted for 174 yards of total offense at Virginia Tech, including rushing for 38 yards. Lee was efficient against Louisiana-Lafayette, completing 15-of-18 passes for 238 yards and a touchdown.
Lee guided Nebraska to a fourth-quarter comeback in difficult conditions at Missouri. He threw for 158 yards including three touchdown passes in less than three minutes in the fourth quarter. He threw for 128 yards against Texas Tech, then threw for 248 yards, but was intercepted a season-high three times against Iowa State.
Lee did not play at Baylor, then came off the bench to lead NU to a 10-3 win over No. 20 Oklahoma, including throwing for the game's only TD. Lee regained his starting job for the stretch run and led NU to three wins. At Kansas, he had four passes of at least 35 yards and threw for 196 yards, while also rushing for 53 yards on nine carries. Lee connected on 13-of-19 passes and threw for a touchdown in the Big 12 North-clinching win over Kansas State, then threw for 73 yards and another score at Colorado. He accounted for 51 total offensive yards against Texas.
Lee had his most complete game in three months against Arizona in the Holiday Bowl. He connected on 13-of-23 passes for 173 yards, including a career-long 74-yard touchdown pass to Niles Paul. He also posted career highs in the run game, toting the ball 18 times for 65 yards in the 33-0 rout of the Wildcats.
Before Nebraska (St. Ignatius Prep/City College of San Francisco)
Lee starred in both football and baseball at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco. He was a three-year all-league quarterback in high school, but focused much of his time on baseball, limiting his Division I football scholarship offers out of high school. Lee chose Nebraska after also receiving strong recruiting interest from Oklahoma, Fresno State and Mississippi State among others.
Year G Att. Cmp. Int. Pct. Yds. Y/A Y/G LP TD Eff.R. Totals 19/12 324 189 10 .583 2,250 6.9 118.4 74 14 124.75
Rushing: Career - 120 carries, 245 yards, 1 TD, long of 32 at Kansas in 2009