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#16 Tyson Lee
Position: QB
Height: 5'11"
Weight: 190
Year: Junior
Hometown: Columbus, MS
Other College: Itawamba [MS] CC
Experience: Transfer

- Career & Game-By-Game Statistics

 

CAREER: 
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.

 

2008: 
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.

 

JUNIOR COLLEGE: 
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.

 

HIGH SCHOOL: 
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.

 

PERSONAL: 
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.

 

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