Tanner Lee
Tanner Lee in 2017
Personal information
Born: (1995-02-14) February 14, 1995 (age 27)
New Orleans, Louisiana
Height:6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)
Weight:217 lb (98 kg)
Career information
High school:Jesuit
(New Orleans, Louisiana)
College:Tulane (2014–2015)
Nebraska (2016–2017)
Position:Quarterback
NFL Draft:2018 / Round: 6 / Pick: 203
Career history
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at NFL.com · PFR

Tanner Joseph Lee (born February 14, 1995) is a former American football quarterback. He played college football at Nebraska and Tulane.

Early years

Lee was born in New Orleans, Louisiana and was raised in Destrehan, Louisiana. He attended Jesuit High School, where he played both football and baseball for the Blue Jays. In his career, he led the Blue Jays football to a 30–8 record while passing for 3984 yards, 39 touchdowns, and nine interceptions.[1]

College career

2014 season

Lee redshirted as a freshman at Tulane in 2013. In 2014, he became the starter. On August 28, 2014, Lee recorded 262 yards and three touchdowns in his college debut against Tulsa.[2] On September 13, he tossed three touchdowns and recorded 238 yards against Southeastern Louisiana.[3] On November 8, he gained 237 yards and scored three times against Houston.[4] Lee started all 10 of his games, throwing for 1,962 yards and 12 touchdowns which set Tulane freshman records.[5]

2015 season

On September 3, 2015, Lee recorded 246 yards and a touchdown in the season opener against Duke.[6] On September 19, he recorded a season-high 277 yards and a touchdown against Maine.[7] On October 3, Lee threw a career-high four touchdowns against UCF.[8] On November 14, he recorded 252 yards and two touchdowns against Army.[9] He started all 9 of his games in 2015, throwing for 1,639 yards, 11 touchdowns, and seven interceptions.[10]

2017 season

On January 30, 2016, Lee announced that he was transferring to the University of Nebraska-Lincoln. He sat out the 2016 season per NCAA transfer rules.[11] On April 19, 2017, Lee was named the starting quarterback for the 2017 season.[12] On September 2, 2017, Lee recorded 238 yards and two touchdowns in the season-opener against Arkansas State.[13] The next week, he threw a season-high three touchdowns against Oregon.[14] On September 16, Lee ran in two scores against Northern Illinois, the first time ever doing so in college.[15] On September 29, he threw three touchdowns against Illinois.[16] On October 14, Lee recorded 303 yards and two touchdowns against Ohio State.[17] On November 28, he threw two touchdowns and gained a career-high 431 yards against Purdue.[18] On November 18, Lee recorded 399 yards and three touchdowns against Penn State.[19] Lee finished his 2017 season recording 3,143 yards, 23 touchdowns, 16 interceptions, two rushing scores, and compiling a 4–8 record as Nebraska's starter.[20]

On December 28, 2017, Lee announced that he would enter the 2018 NFL Draft.[21]

Statistics

Through 2017 season Lee's statistics are as follows:[22]

Year Team Games Record Passing Rushing
G GS Comp Att Pct Yards TD Int Rate Att Yards Avg TD
2013 Tulane
Redshirt
2014 Tulane 10 10 2–8 185 336 55.1 1,962 12 14 107.6 36 −125 −3.5 0
2015 Tulane 9 9 3–6 143 276 51.8 1,639 11 7 109.8 23 −162 −7.0 0
2016 Nebraska 0 0 0–0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0.0 0
2017 Nebraska 12 12 4–8 246 428 57.5 3,143 23 16 129.4 30 −97 −3.2 2
Career 31 31 10–23 574 1040 55.2 6,744 46 37 117.1 89 −384 −4.3 2

Professional career

Pre-draft measurables
Height Weight Arm length Hand span 40-yard dash 20-yard shuttle Three-cone drill Vertical jump Broad jump
6 ft 4+14 in
(1.94 m)
218 lb
(99 kg)
32+12 in
(0.83 m)
10+12 in
(0.27 m)
4.98 s 4.41 s 7.00 s 32.0 in
(0.81 m)
9 ft 7 in
(2.92 m)
All values from NFL Combine[23]

Lee was drafted by the Jacksonville Jaguars in the sixth round (203rd overall) of the 2018 NFL Draft.[24] On May 10, he signed his rookie contract.[25] He was waived on September 1, 2018 and was signed to the practice squad the next day.[26][27] He was promoted to the active roster on December 28, 2018.[28]

On August 17, 2019, Lee was waived by the Jaguars.[29]

References

  1. ^ "On National Signing Day, Senior Tanner Lee Commits to Tulane University". Jesuit High School of New Orleans. February 6, 2013.
  2. ^ "Tulane loses a heartbreaker to Tulsa, 38–31 in double overtime". The Times-Picayune. August 28, 2014.
  3. ^ Potts, William (September 14, 2014). "Wave defense shuts down Southeastern, leads way to 35–20 victory". Tulane Hullabaloo.
  4. ^ Nunez, Tammy (November 8, 2014). "Tulane picks off Houston on the road, winning 31–24 behind two Parry Nickerson interceptions". The Times-Picayune.
  5. ^ McKewon, Sam (January 20, 2016). "Tulane transfer QB Tanner Lee to visit Nebraska; would sit this fall". Big Red Today.
  6. ^ Brien, Zach (September 4, 2015). "Tulane falls flat in home opener". Uptown Messenger.
  7. ^ Brien, Zach (September 20, 2015). "Balanced offense, strong defense lead Tulane to victory". Uptown Messenger.
  8. ^ Lopez, Andrew (October 3, 2015). "The defense and Tanner Lee's 4 TDs push Tulane to a rout of UCF". The Times-Picayune.
  9. ^ Smith, Guerry (November 23, 2015). "Tulane tops Army 34–31 on Andrew DiRocco's 35-yard field goal as time expires". The Advocate.
  10. ^ Lopez, Andrew (January 30, 2016). "Former Tulane, Jesuit quarterback Tanner Lee headed to Nebraska". Nola.com. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  11. ^ Pantorno, Joe (January 30, 2016). "Tanner Lee to Nebraska: Latest Transfer Details, Comments and Reaction". BleacherReport.com. Retrieved July 7, 2017.
  12. ^ Bennett, Brian (April 19, 2017). "Tanner Lee to start at quarterback for Nebraska". ESPN.com. Retrieved September 17, 2017.
  13. ^ Sorensen, Erin (September 3, 2017). "Nebraska football: Tanner Lee, offense had mistakes but plenty else to feel good about". Land of 10.
  14. ^ Keeler, Sean (September 9, 2017). "Tanner Lee's second half proved just how far the Nebraska Cornhuskers offense has to go". Land of 10.
  15. ^ Sorensen, Erin (September 16, 2017). "Nebraska football: A look at Tanner Lee's first pick-6 against Northern Illinois and the offensive line's struggles". Land of 10.
  16. ^ Diaz, Jacob (September 29, 2017). "Illinois drops Big Ten opener to Nebraska, 28–6". DailyIllini.com.
  17. ^ Gabriel, Parker (October 15, 2017). "Huskers outclassed, out-everythinged by Buckeyes". Lincoln Journal Star.
  18. ^ Sorensen, Erin (October 29, 2017). "Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee boasts best performance in comeback win". Land of 10.
  19. ^ Sorensen, Erin (November 18, 2017). "Nebraska QB Tanner Lee living the dream amid Huskers' nightmare". Land of 10.
  20. ^ Sorensen, Erin (April 26, 2018). "Path to 2018 NFL Draft: Nebraska QB Tanner Lee". Land of 10.
  21. ^ "Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee declares for NFL draft". Omaha.com. December 28, 2017. Retrieved December 29, 2017.
  22. ^ "Tanner Lee". www.sports-reference.com. USA TODAY Sports Digital Properties. Archived from the original on June 12, 2017. Retrieved December 16, 2017.
  23. ^ "Tanner Lee Combine Profile". NFL.com. Retrieved September 1, 2020.
  24. ^ Sessler, Marc (April 28, 2018). "Jaguars add to QB room, select Tanner Lee at No. 203". NFL.com.
  25. ^ "Official: QB Tanner Lee signs rookie contract". Jaguars.com. May 10, 2018.
  26. ^ Oehser, John (September 1, 2018). "Roster reduction: Jaguars move to 53 players". Jaguars.com.
  27. ^ Oehser, John (September 2, 2018). "Jaguars sign 10 players to practice squad". Jaguars.com.
  28. ^ "Payne, Lee, Flowers to active roster". Jaguars.com. December 28, 2018.
  29. ^ "Jaguars sign RB Elijah Hood". Jaguars.com. August 17, 2019.