Zac Lee

By NU Athletic Communications
Photo by Scott Bruhn/Nebraska Communications

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Zac Lee

QB, 6-2, 205, San Francisco, Calif.
(St. Ignatius Prep/San Francisco City College)

 

Quarterback Zac Lee is one of six players who joined the Nebraska progam at mid-year, including four junior college prospects. Lee is one of two quarterbacks in the Huskers' recruiting class and is one of six total junior college players in the 2007 class. He also continues Nebraska's recent tradition of strong recruiting efforts in the state of California. The Huskers have signed a total of 19 players from the state in the past three recruiting classes. The 6-2, 205-pound Lee joins the Huskers after one season of action at San Francisco City College, the same school that produced Husker wideout Maurice Purify a year earlier. Lee had a standout 2006 season for Coach George Rush, passing for more than 3,400 yards and 35 touchdowns while completing 64 percent of his passes. Lee's performance led San Francisco City College to a 10-2 record and an appearance in the California junior college title game. The San Francisco City College offense averaged nearly 40 points per game under the direction of Lee,  who sat out 2005, and enrolled in junior college last January, giving him four seasons to use three years of eligibility at Nebraska. Lee is ranked as the nation's top junior college quarterback according to Rivals.com, Scout.com and SuperPrep Magazine. Rivals.com lists Lee as a four-star prospect and as the No. 10 overall junior college prospect in the country. SuperPrep Magazine ranks Lee as the 16th-best junior  college player in the United States. Lee starred in both football and baseball at St. Ignatius College Prep in San Francisco. He was a three-year all-league quarterback in high school, but focused much of his time on baseball, limiting his Division I football scholarship offers out of high school. Lee chose Nebraska after also receiving strong recruiting interest from Oklahoma, Fresno State and Mississippi State among others. Lee is the son of Bob and Janice Lee and was born on April 26, 1987. His father played quarterback for 12 seasons in the National Football League from 1969 to 1980, spending time with the Vikings, Falcons and Rams. The elder Lee had his best season in 1973 when he threw for more than 1,700 yards for the Falcons. Bob Lee also served as the athletic director at University of Pacific.

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