- Career & Game-By-Game Statistics
Has made his presence felt at Mississippi State after transferring from junior college . . . Enrolled at State in January 2008 and participated in spring practice . . . Saw immediate playing time with the Bulldog offense . . . Has played in 11 of a possible 12 games and has started eight times . . . Has completed 153-of-260 passes (.588) for 1,519 yards, seven touchdowns and five interceptions . . . Has also rushed 62 times for 37 yards and another score . . . Came to MSU following a star-studded junior college career in Mississippi.
Played in all but one game (11 of 12) and started eight times at the quarterback position . . . Only missed seeing game action against Auburn in Week 3 . . . Started the final eight games of the season . . . Connected on 50 percent of his passes in 10 of the 11 games played . . . Completed 153-of-260 passes (.588) for 1,519 yards, seven touchdowns and just five interceptions . . . Also rushed 62 times for 37 yards and another score . . . Played roughly half the game in the Bulldogs’ season opener at Louisiana Tech . . . Connected on 10-of-15 passes (.667) for 85 yards in Ruston . . . Completed all three of his pass attempts for 27 yards one week later in the team’s home-opening win over Southeastern Louisiana . . . Also rushed once for 6 yards against the Lions . . . Returned to the game field two weeks later at Georgia Tech . . . Completed 17-of-27 passes (.630) for 179 yards against the Ramblin’ Wreck . . . Started his first collegiate game at LSU in Week 5 and responded with a solid outing . . . Completed 17-of-26 passes (.654) for 175 yards and a touchdown in Baton Rouge . . . Completed 12-of-22 passes for 81 yards, a touchdown and no interceptions, in the Bulldogs’ mid-season win over Vanderbilt . . . Also rushed nine times for 29 yards . . . He rushed twice for 19 yards and completed two-of-three passes for 7 yards, including the 4-yard touchdown throw to Brandon Henderson . . . Completed 12-of-23 passes for 114 yards, but the first three interceptions of his collegiate career, at Tennessee in Week 7 . . . The first of those thefts ended his streak at 108 of consecutive passes without an interception . . . Completed 17-of-25 passes (.680) for 197 yards, no touchdowns but no interceptions, in his team’s homecoming win over Middle Tennessee . . . Also rushed seven times for 46 yards, a 6.6-yard average, and one touchdown, against the Blue Raiders . . . His 46 yards rushing were the most by a Bulldog QB since Michael Henig had 49 yards against Arkansas in 2006, a span of 22 games . . . His 5-yard TD run came with 4:30 left in the third quarter and gave his team a 21-16 lead at the time, an advantage it would maintain the rest of the game . . . It was his first career rushing score, the first by a Bulldog QB since Henig scored against Tulane in 2007 (18 games) . . . Completed 26-of-42 passes (.619) for 261 yards, two touchdowns and an interception, against Kentucky in Week 9 . . . It was the most yards passing by a Bulldog quarterback in nine games . . . Connected on 11-of-28 passes for 132 yards, one touchdown and no interceptions, at Alabama one week later . . . It was the first game of his junior season in which he had completed less than 50 percent of his passes . . . Also rushed six times for 5 yards against the Crimson Tide . . . Connected on 23-of-40 passes (.575) for 219 yards, two touchdowns and no interceptions, in the Bulldogs’ Week 11 win over Arkansas . . . Threw a pair of scoring tosses to Anthony Dixon (1 and 9 yards) . . . The first came late in the first quarter and pulled MSU within 14-7 and the last came just into the fourth quarter to account for the team’s final points . . . Also rushed seven times (2 yards) against the Razorbacks . . . Completed five-of-nine passes for 49 yards and an interception in the season finale at Ole Miss . . . Completed 27-of-41 passes (.659) for 212 yards and three touchdowns during two fall scrimmages.
First football student-athlete in the history of Itawamba (Miss.) Community College to earn academic all-America and first-team all-America recognition in the same season . . . Led head coach Jeff Terrill’s ICC team to a 7-3 mark and a divisional championship during his sophomore season when he was named Region 23 most valuable player . . . He was selected to play in the North-South All-Star Classic . . . Finished his career with 4,432 yards passing, leading ICC to a 14-4 record as a starter . . . Completed 201-of-323 passes (.622) for 2,308 yards and 12 touchdowns . . . His passing yardage was third-best nationally (230.8 yards per game) and he finished fourth in the country in total offense (237.4) . . . Named first-team, all-America by the National Junior College Athletic Association . . . Earned first-team, junior college academic all-America by JC Gridwire following that season . . . Completed 169-of-248 passes (.681) for 2,124 yards, 19 touchdowns and just seven interceptions . . . Outstanding in the classroom with a 3.93 grade point average in secondary education on the junior college level.
Helped lead head coach Rusty Funk’s Columbus (Miss.) High School Falcons into the second round of the state playoffs during his senior season in 2005 . . . Named the Most Valuable Player in Region 1-5A following his senior campaign . . . Also a standout baseball player, he led his team to a district championship as a senior . . . Also played soccer . . . National Honor Society student in the classroom who served as class vice-president.
Born Tyson Paul Lee, 12-19-87, in Columbus, Miss. . . . Son of Mr. Thomas Lee and Ms. Tammy Nordquist . . . Majoring in secondary education - biology education.