Pat Lee (American football)

Patrick Christopher Lee (born February 20, 1984) is a former American football cornerback. He was drafted by the Green Bay Packers in the second round of the 2008 NFL Draft. Lee won Super Bowl XLV with the Packers over the Pittsburgh Steelers. He played college football at Auburn.

Pat Lee
Pat Lee (American football)
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Position:Cornerback
Personal information
Born:February 20, 1984 (age 35)
Miami, Florida
Height:6 ft 0 in (1.83 m)
Weight:200 lb (91 kg)
Career information
High school:Christopher Columbus
(Miami, Florida)
College:Auburn
NFL Draft:2008 / Round: 2 / Pick: 60
Career history
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Total tackles:58
Forced fumbles:1
Fumble recoveries:0
Pass deflections:5
Interceptions:1
Player stats at NFL.com
Player stats at PFR

Early years

Lee played high school football at Christopher Columbus High School in Miami, Florida, which boasts distinguished alumni such as Mike Shula and Brian Griese.

According to Scout.com he was the 29th cornerback in the nation. Lee finished his senior season with 70 tackles, seven pass breakups, three interceptions and two fumble recoveries. He returned one of the interceptions 75 yards for a touchdown and one of the fumbles seven yards for another touchdown. He was also a star on special teams, returning 14 kicks for 256 yards and one touchdown (88 yards) and blocking three kicks. Between his junior and senior season he blocked a total of 11 kicks. He got offers from Auburn, the University of Georgia, Michigan State, North Carolina State University and Rutgers. In January 2003 he committed to Auburn.

College career

Lee was redshirted at Auburn in 2003. During his redshirt freshman season in 2004 he played in 12 games as a reserve cornerback. He posted 14 tackles (12 solos) including a stop for a 2-yard loss and a pass break-up.

At the beginning of his redshirt sophomore season he took over as a starter at right cornerback. After only getting seven tackles through the first five games he spent the rest of the season as a reserve. He finished with only nine tackles (7 solos) and three pass deflections.

As a junior Lee shared right cornerback duties with Jonathan Wilhite, starting four of 12 games he played in. He totaled 25 tackles (15 solos) with a stop for a loss, coming up with his first career interception. He also caused a fumble that he recovered and advanced 20 yards for a touchdown.

As a senior, Lee was selected as second team All-SEC honors. He started all year at right conerback where he had a career-high 55 tackles (40 solos), which ranked sixth on the team. He also averaged 25.8 yards on 11 kickoff returns, caused a fumble, broke up 10 passes and intercepted four others.

In 48 games at Auburn, Lee started 22 contests at right cornerback. He recorded 103 tackles (74 solos) with three stops for losses of 12 yards and a quarterback pressure. He had two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery that he returned 20 yards. He deflected 20 passes and gained 52 yards on five interception returns. He also totaled 299 yards on 12 kickoff returns (24.9 avg).

Professional career

Green Bay Packers

Lee was drafted by Green Bay Packers with the 29th pick in the second round (60th pick overall) of the 2008 NFL Draft. On July 27, 2008, he signed a contract with the Packers.[1] He was expected to be the third cornerback behind starters Charles Woodson and Al Harris.

After playing slightly in pre season behind Tramon Williams and Will Blackmon who started in place of Al Harris and Charles Woodson during pre season, Lee did not see much playing time in his rookie season. Lee was active in five contests, playing mostly special teams. During these five games, Lee recorded only 2 tackles and was credited with 1 pass defensed. Pat Lee was bothered most of the season by a lingering knee injury and was finally placed on injured reserve on December 5, 2008.

At the end of the 2010 season, Lee and the Packers appeared in Super Bowl XLV against the Pittsburgh Steelers. In the 31–25 win, he recorded one total tackle and handled two kickoff returns.[2]

Oakland Raiders

On March 21, 2012, Lee signed with the Oakland Raiders.[3]

On November 10, 2012, Lee was waived by the Oakland Raiders.

Detroit Lions

On November 12, 2012, Lee was claimed by the Detroit Lions.

References

  1. ^ "Packers sign draft picks Nelson, Brohm and Lee". Packers.com. July 27, 2008. Retrieved October 6, 2016.
  2. ^ "Super Bowl XLV - Pittsburgh Steelers vs. Green Bay Packers - February 6th, 2011". Pro-Football-Reference.com. Retrieved December 15, 2017.
  3. ^ Report: Raiders sign former Packers DB Pat Lee Archived January 20, 2013, at Archive.today

External links

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Pat Lee (comics) (born 1975), Canadian comic book artist

Pat Lee (politician) (born 1944), former Irish Fine Gael politician from Dublin

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Patrick Lee

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Pat Lee (American football) (Patrick Christopher Lee, born 1984), cornerback for the Green Bay Packers

Patrick Lee (basketball), basketball player for Keravnos B.C.

Patrick Lee (bishop) (1931–2010), Anglican bishop in Canada

Patrick Lee (Chinese businessman), founder of Lee & Man Paper in Hong Kong

Patrick Lee (medical researcher), reovirus and cancer therapy researcher at Dalhousie University

Patrick Lee (novelist) (born 1976), American author

Patrick Lee (painter) (born 1948), Taiwanese painter

Patrick A. Lee (born 1946), professor of physics

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