ReShard Lee

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ReShard Lee
No. 32, 42
Position: Running back
Personal information
Born: (1980-10-12) October 12, 1980 (age 37)
Brunswick, Georgia
Height: 5 ft 10 in (1.78 m)
Weight: 220 lb (100 kg)
Career information
High school: Brunswick (GA)
College: Middle Tennessee State
Undrafted: 2003
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Player stats at
Player stats at PFR

ReShard Lee (born October 12, 1980) is a former American football running back. He played college football for Middle Tennessee State University.

Early years[edit]

Lee attended Brunswick High School, where he played quarterback and a senior contributed to 14 straight wins before losing in the Class AAAA championship. He received All-American and Class AAAA first team honors.[1] He finished his eligibility with 4,175 passing yards, 56 passing touchdowns and 73 rushing touchdowns.

He accepted a scholarship from Middle Tennessee State University, where he was converted to running back. He did not compete in 2000, after failing to meet academic requirements. He became a starter in 2001. He was a multi-purpose player, seeing snaps also at quarterback, wide receiver and on special teams. He declared for the NFL Draft after his junior season, finishing his career with 1,432 yards rushing on 218 attempts for a 6.6 yards per rush average.[2]

Professional career[edit]

Dallas Cowboys[edit]

Lee was signed by the Dallas Cowboys as an undrafted free agent after the 2003 NFL Draft. After injuring his left knee in a preseason game and needing surgery to repair ligament damage, he was waived with an injury settlement. He the rehabilitated on his own for four months, before being re-signed to the Cowboys practice squad in December.[3][4] The next year, he played in 14 games. He was released on May 3, 2005, after the team brought in new running back talent (Marion Barber, Anthony Thomas and Tyson Thompson).[5]

Buffalo Bills[edit]

On May 13, 2005, he signed with the Buffalo Bills as a free agent.[6] After competing for a backup running back role, he was cut on August 28.[7]

Minnesota Vikings[edit]

The Minnesota Vikings claimed him off waivers on August 30, 2005.[8] After being tried as a kickoff returner, he was released on September 3.

Green Bay Packers[edit]

On October 6, 2005, he was signed as a free agent by the Green Bay Packers.[9] With the injury to starter Ahman Green, he became the top backup at running back. Tony Fisher would later be hurt also, making him the starter in week 9 against the Pittsburgh Steelers. After he fumbled on the second carry of the game, Samkon Gado replaced him and would become a "feel good story", becoming the starter for the next games. In week 12, he injured his ribs playing against the Philadelphia Eagles and was placed on the injured reserve list. He was waived injured on December 5.

Oakland Raiders[edit]

On May 8, 2006, he signed with the Oakland Raiders as a free agent.[10] He played in his first full NFL season and started 3 games. After injuring his knee in a training camp practice, he was waived injured on August 2, 2007.


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