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12/29/17 - QB Tanner Lee of Nebraska announced Thursday that he will enter the 2018 NFL Draft after a disappointing junior season and amid a coaching change that doesn't fit his style. Lee, who played his first two seasons at Tulane, generated preseason buzz as an NFL prospect, given his stature (6-foot-4, 220 pounds) and big arm. But while he seemed to be a good match for coach Mike Riley's pro-style system, Lee completed just 57.5 percent of his passes and was intercepted 16 times, tied for the second-highest total in the nation. Lee, who passed for 3,143 yards and 23 touchdowns this season, could certainly intrigue scouts because of his raw physical tools, but he projects as a free-agent prospect for now, according to NFLDraftScout.com.
12/29/17 - Nebraska QB Lee will enter NFL draft ...Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee announced Thursday that he will enter the 2018 NFL Draft after a disappointing junior season and amid a coaching change that doesn't fit his style. Lee, who played his first two seasons at Tulane, generated preseason buzz as an NFL prospect, given his stature (6-foot-4, 220 pounds) and big arm. But while he seemed to be a good match for coach Mike Riley's pro-style system, Lee completed just 57.5 percent of his passes and was intercepted 16 times, tied for the second-highest total in the nation. Nebraska fired Riley after a 4-8 season, hiring Scott Frost, who used dual-threat quarterback McKenzie Milton en route to a 12-0 season at Central Florida in advance of the Knight's matchup against Auburn in the Peach Bowl on New Year's Day. Lee, who passed for 3,143 yards and 23 touchdowns this season, could certainly intrigue scouts because of his raw physical tools, but he projects as a free-agent prospect for now, according to NFLDraftScout.com. - The Sports Xchange
12/28/17 - Nebraska quarterback Tanner Lee will skip his final year of eligibility and enter the NFL draft. The move was not unexpected in the wake of coach Mike Riley's firing and Scott Frost's hiring. "After weeks of prayer and consideration with my family, I've decided to enter the NFL Draft and pursue an opportunity that I feel is the best for myself and my family at this time," Lee said in a Twitter post on Thursday. Lee won the starter's job last spring after sitting out 2016 following his transfer from Tulane. He completed 57.5 percent of his passes for 3,143 yards, with 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions, as the Huskers finished 4-8. Lee announced his departure less than a week after Frost signed quarterback Adrian Martinez of Fresno, California. The 6-foot-4, 220-pound Lee is a drop-back passer, the type Riley wanted in his pro-style offense. He would not have been a fit in Frost's fast-paced spread system, which requires a mobile quarterback. Frost has said Martinez would be given a chance to be the starter. Martinez plans to enroll in January and go through spring practice. The other scholarship quarterbacks are rising sophomore Patrick O'Brien and redshirt freshman Tristan Gebbia. - AP College Football
10/28/17 - Tanner Lee threw a 13-yard touchdown pass to Stanley Morgan with 14 seconds remaining Saturday night, and Nebraska rallied from a 12-point, fourth-quarter deficit to defeat Purdue 25-24 in West Lafayette, Ind. Lee, who was 7 of 8 for 70 yards on the game-winning drive, finished 32 of 50 for 431 yards and two touchdowns - both during the final 11:03. Nebraska (4-4, 3-2 Big Ten) snapped a two-game losing streak and took a 4-2 lead in the all-time series against Purdue (3-5, 1-4). The Boilermakers had their losing streak extended to three, with those three losses coming by a combined of 11 points. Lee's 27-yard touchdown pass to Tyler Hoppes with 11:03 remaining brought the Cornhuskers within 24-19. That was a seven-play, 70-yard drive. David Blough's 14-yard touchdown pass to Jackson Anthrop with 14:23 left in the fourth quarter had given Purdue a 24-12 lead. The Boilermakers drove 57 yards in eight plays for their third touchdown. - The Sports Xchange
09/29/17 - Tanner Lee completed 17 of 24 pass attempts for 246 yards and three touchdowns as Nebraska cruised to a 28-6 win over Illinois in the first-ever Friday night conference matchup in the 121-year history of the Big Ten. The Cornhuskers (3-2, 2-0 Big Ten) led 21-3 at halftime after playing perhaps their best half of the season, opening with three-consecutive touchdown drives of 88, 75 and 89 yards respectively. Lee, who entered the game with seven touchdowns and nine interceptions, looked poised and confident in his first turnover-free performance since Nebraska's 43-36 win against Arkansas Sept. 2. Stanley Morgan Jr. caught eight passes for 96 yards and a touchdown after sitting out of the Cornhuskers' 27-17 win over Rutgers on Saturday with a soft tissue injury in his neck. De'Mornay Pierson-El added four catches for 94 yards, including a 45-yard grab that capped the first of the Cornhuskers' three-consecutive touchdown drives to open the game. - The Sports Xchange