Donald Lee (American football)
Donald Lee during pre-game warm-ups
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|Date of birth:||August 31, 1980|
|Place of birth:||Maben, Mississippi|
|Height:||6 ft 4 in (1.93 m)|
|Weight:||248 lb (112 kg)|
|NFL draft:||2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156|
|Career highlights and awards|
Career NFL statistics
|Stats at NFL.com|
|Stats at pro-football-reference.com|
Donald Tywon Lee (born August 31, 1980) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft and spent two seasons with the team. He also played for the Green Bay Packers from 2005 to 2010 and the Cincinnati Bengals from 2011 to 2012.
Green Bay Packers
In November 2007, Lee signed a four-year contract extension with the Packers for $12 million. On November 18, 2007, Lee had the first multi-touchdown game of his career as he caught two touchdown passes from Brett Favre in a 31–17 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Lee also found the end zone in Favre's record setting day for "most passing yards" on December 16, 2007 vs. the St. Louis Rams. Lee finished the 2007 season with 48 receptions for 575 yards and six touchdowns. He also caught Favre's final touchdown pass as a Packer during the NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants on January 20, 2008.
On March 2, 2011, Lee was released by the Packers.
Regular season statistics
- Fly, Colin. "Packers TE Donald Lee gets contract, has career day". Retrieved 2007-11-19.
- Pete Dougherty, Rob Demovsky,. "Short week is long enough for Favre and Co.". Retrieved 2007-11-19.
- Silverstein, Tom. "Packers' Hawk released, but will re-sign". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel.
- Wulf, Bo. "Eagles Shock NFL, Agree With CB Asomugha". Philadelphiaeagles.com.