|High School:||Valor Christian (Colorado)|
Honors & Awards
» Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll (Spring 2015)
» Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016)
» Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017)
Eric Lee Jr. heads into the 2017 season looking to earn playing time in a deep and talented Husker secondary. Lee spent the 2016 campaign as a reserve behind Chris Jones and Joshua Kalu at cornerback and will again compete for time behind the seniors who return for their third seasons as starters. Lee Jr. is also a strong special teams performer and could earn a spot on a number of those units this fall.
The 6-0, 200-pound Lee Jr. originally joined the Nebraska program in January of 2015, after he starred at Valor Christian High School in Colorado.
2016 (Redshirt Freshman)
Lee played in eight games, primarily on special teams, while also providing depth at cornerback. Lee had two tackles, a tackle for loss at Ohio State and a solo stop against Tennessee.
Lee redshirted and worked on the scout team in his first year in the program.
Before Nebraska (Valor Christian HS)
Lee earned first-team all-state honors for two years, helping Valor Christian to consecutive Class 5A state championship game appearances. The Eagles finished 10-4 in 2014, losing in the state title game to Cherry Creek High School.
Lee starred for Coach Rod Sherman, while also playing for assistant Coach Brian Dawkins, a former All-Pro NFL safety. Lee had five interceptions and 10 pass breakups in 2014 and had 59 tackles, including three tackles for loss and a sack. Lee also rushed 36 times for 359 yards and three touchdowns and had 33 catches for 470 yards and four touchdowns. He totaled 1,120 all-purpose yards. Lee was an All-Colorado selection by the Denver Post and earned first-team 5A all-state honors from the Colorado High School Activities Association.
Lee helped Valor Christian to the 2013 Class 5A state championship and a 13-1 record. He was a first-team all-state defensive back by the CHSAA. Lee had 45 tackles as a junior, while intercepting two passes and adding five breakups and three fumble recoveries.
Lee was ranked as the No. 1 player in Colorado by Rivals.com. He was ranked among the nation’s top 150 recruits by several recruiting services. Lee was regarded among the top 20 cornerbacks in the nation by Rivals.com, Scout, ESPN and 247 Sports. Lee participated in the Semper Fi Bowl in California in early January before enrolling at Nebraska. Lee was also named the top performer at the 2014 Mile High 7-on-7 Camp.
Lee committed to the Huskers in February of 2014, after also considering scholarship offers from Arizona State, Colorado, Colorado State, Kansas State and Oregon State.
The son of Dana and Eric Lee Sr, Eric Jr. was born on Aug. 13, 1996. The elder Lee earned his doctorate degree from Nebraska. Eric Lee Jr. is a management major and was named to the Nebraska Scholar-Athlete Honor Roll in his first semester. He was named to the Brook Berringer Citizenship Team (2016) and the Tom Osborne Citizenship Team (2016, 2017) after volunteering his time with Uplifting Athletes, The Lincoln Marathon, Husker Heroes, School is Cool, Make-a-Wish and local school and hospital visits.
Games Played--8 in 2016
Tackles--1 UT, 1 AT, 2 TT in 2016
Tackles for Loss--1-1 at Ohio State, 2016