Donald Lee (American football)

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Donald Lee
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Donald Lee during pre-game warm-ups
No. --     Free Agent
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-08-31) August 31, 1980 (age 34)
Place of birth: Maben, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156
Debuted in 2003 for the Miami Dolphins
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Roster status: Active
Career highlights and awards

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Career NFL statistics as of Week 16, 2011
Receptions 207
Receiving Yards 1,981
Receiving TDs 19
Stats at NFL.com
Stats at pro-football-reference.com

Donald Tywon Lee (born August 31, 1980) is an American football tight end who is currently a free agent. He played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs before he was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft and spent two seasons with the team. He played for the Green Bay Packers from 2005–2010 and was a member of the Philadelphia Eagles in the 2011 offseason.

Early years[edit]

Lee attended Maben High School in Mississippi, where he lettered in football, track, and basketball.

College career[edit]

Before his professional career, Lee was a four-year letterman at Mississippi State from 1999 to 2002.

Professional career[edit]

Miami Dolphins[edit]

Lee was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round, 156th overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. He went on to play two years for the Dolphins.

Green Bay Packers[edit]

In the 2005 NFL season, Lee was signed by the Green Bay Packers in free agency.

After the injury of Bubba Franks, Lee gained more playing time. He finished the season fourth in receiving (1st among tight ends) for the Packers.

In November 2007, Lee signed a four-year contract extension with the Packers for $12 million.[1] On November 18, 2007, Lee had the first multi-touchdown game of his career[2] 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.[3]

Philadelphia Eagles[edit]

On July 29, 2011, Lee was signed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.[4] He was released during final roster cuts on September 3.

Cincinnati Bengals[edit]

Lee was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals on September 14, 2011. Lee was released by the Cincinnati Bengals on September 27, 2012.[5]

Regular season statistics[edit]

Year Receiving
Team G Rec Yds TD Avg
2003 MIA 16 7 110 1 15.7
2004 MIA 16 13 110 1 8.5
2005 GB 15 33 294 2 8.9
2006 GB 15 10 150 0 15.0
2007 GB 15 48 575 6 12.0
2008 GB 16 39 303 5 7.8
2009 GB 16 37 260 1 7.0
2010 GB 15 11 73 3 6.6
2011 CIN 9 11 115 0 10.5
Total 109 187 1802 16 9.6

Post-season statistics[edit]

Year Receiving
Team G Rec Yds TD Avg
2007 GB 2 5 51 1 10.2
2009 GB 0 0 0 0 0
2010 GB 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 5 51 1 10.2

References[edit]

  1. ^ Fly, Colin. "Packers TE Donald Lee gets contract, has career day". Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  2. ^ Pete Dougherty, Rob Demovsky,. "Short week is long enough for Favre and Co.". Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  3. ^ Silverstein, Tom. "Packers' Hawk released, but will re-sign". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
  4. ^ Wulf, Bo. "Eagles Shock NFL, Agree With CB Asomugha". Philadelphiaeagles.com. 
  5. ^ "www.bengals.com". 

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