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Donald Lee (American football)


Donald Lee (American football)

Donald Lee
Donald Lee during pre-game warm-ups
No. 85, 86
Tight end
Personal information
Date of birth: (1980-08-31) August 31, 1980
Place of birth: Maben, Mississippi
Height: 6 ft 4 in (1.93 m) Weight: 248 lb (112 kg)
Career information
College: Mississippi State
NFL Draft: 2003 / Round: 5 / Pick: 156
Debuted in 2003 for the Miami Dolphins
Last played in 2012 for the Cincinnati Bengals
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
Career NFL statistics
Receptions 209
Receiving Yards 1,990
Receiving TDs 19
Stats at
Stats at

Donald Tywon Lee (born August 31, 1980) is a former American football tight end in the National Football League (NFL). He played college football for the Mississippi State Bulldogs. He was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round of the 2003 NFL Draft and spent two seasons with the team. He also played for the Green Bay Packers from 2005 to 2010 and the Cincinnati Bengals from 2011 to 2012.

Early years

Lee attended Maben High School in Mississippi, where he lettered in football, track, and basketball.

College career

Before his professional career, Lee was a four-year letterman at Mississippi State from 1999 to 2002.

Professional career

Miami Dolphins

Lee was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the fifth round, 156th overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. He went on to play two years for the Dolphins.

Green Bay Packers

In the 2005 NFL season, Lee was signed by the Green Bay Packers in free agency.

After the injury of Bubba Franks, Lee gained more playing time. He finished the season fourth in receiving (1st among tight ends) for the Packers.

In November 2007, Lee signed a four-year contract extension with the Packers for $12 million.[1] On November 18, 2007, Lee had the first multi-touchdown game of his career[2] as he caught two touchdown passes from Brett Favre in a 31–17 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Lee also found the end zone in Favre's record setting day for "most passing yards" on December 16, 2007 vs. the St. Louis Rams. Lee finished the 2007 season with 48 receptions for 575 yards and six touchdowns. He also caught Favre's final touchdown pass as a Packer during the NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants on January 20, 2008.

On March 2, 2011, Lee was released by the Packers.[3]

Philadelphia Eagles

On July 29, 2011, Lee was signed to a one-year contract with the Philadelphia Eagles.[4] He was released during final roster cuts on September 3.

Cincinnati Bengals

Lee was signed by the Cincinnati Bengals on September 14, 2011. Lee was released by the Cincinnati Bengals on September 27, 2012.[5]

Regular season statistics

Year Receiving
Team G Rec Yds TD Avg
2003 MIA 16 7 110 1 15.7
2004 MIA 16 13 110 1 8.5
2005 GB 15 33 294 2 8.9
2006 GB 15 10 150 0 15.0
2007 GB 15 48 575 6 12.0
2008 GB 16 39 303 5 7.8
2009 GB 16 37 260 1 7.0
2010 GB 15 11 73 3 6.6
2011 CIN 9 11 115 0 10.5
Total 109 187 1802 16 9.6

Post-season statistics

Year Receiving
Team G Rec Yds TD Avg
2007 GB 2 5 51 1 10.2
2009 GB 0 0 0 0 0
2010 GB 0 0 0 0 0
Total 2 5 51 1 10.2


  1. ^ Fly, Colin. "Packers TE Donald Lee gets contract, has career day". Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  2. ^ Pete Dougherty, Rob Demovsky,. "Short week is long enough for Favre and Co.". Retrieved 2007-11-19. 
  3. ^ Silverstein, Tom. "Packers' Hawk released, but will re-sign". Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. 
  4. ^ Wulf, Bo. "Eagles Shock NFL, Agree With CB Asomugha". 
  5. ^ "". 

External links

  • Philadelphia Eagles bio
  • Green Bay Packers bio
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