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David Lee
Quarterbacks

COACHING CAREER

Lee enters his ninth season in the NFL and first as the Jets quarterbacks coach.

He joins the Jets after spending the 2012 season as the quarterbacks coach at Buffalo. Prior to joining the Bills, Lee was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Mississippi in 2011, where he coached alongside then head coach Houston Nutt before Nutt’s subsequent retirement.

COACHING CAREER

Lee enters his ninth season in the NFL and first as the Jets quarterbacks coach.

He joins the Jets after spending the 2012 season as the quarterbacks coach at Buffalo. Prior to joining the Bills, Lee was the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach at Mississippi in 2011, where he coached alongside then head coach Houston Nutt before Nutt’s subsequent retirement.

Before his return to Ole Miss, Lee was the quarterbacks coach for the Miami Dolphins from 2008-10 and played a vital role in reintroducing and transforming the Wildcat offense at the pro level. The Wildcat formation accounted for more than 1,000 plays and produced 15 or more touchdowns. Lee also guided the emergence of QB Chad Henne and Chad Pennington. In 2008, Pennington was voted the NFL Comeback Player of the Year and a runner-up for NFL Player of the Year.

As the offensive coordinator/quarterbacks coach for Arkansas in 2007, Lee presided over an offense that ranked 12th in points per game (38.8) and 18th in yards per game (457.4) – setting school records in both categories. Arkansas threw 24 touchdown passes and only 10 interceptions.

In 2003, Lee entered the NFL as the Dallas Cowboys offensive quality control/quarterbacks coach where he helped develop Tony Romo from an undrafted college free agent in 2003, to a Pro Bowl selection in 2006. In Lee’s four years in Dallas, three different Cowboys signal-callers threw for 3,000 yards in a season.

Lee returned to Arkansas from 2001-02 as assistant coach and quarterbacks coach where he contributed to a Razorback team that appeared in the Cotton Bowl and won the 2002 SEC Western Division title and advanced to the SEC Championship Game.

Lee served seven seasons at Rice University (1994-2000) as the offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach. During his tenure, Rice produced six of the school’s top rushing totals, including a school-record 332.7 yards-per-game average in 1997. Rice ranked in the top 10 nationally in rushing three times during Lee’s tenure.

Served as the head coach at Texas-El Paso from 1989-1993.

Lee coached quarterbacks and fullbacks at Arkansas from 1984-1988 and helped direct the Razorback’s to a 45-15-1 record with five consecutive bowl appearances.

Promoted to offensive coordinator in 1988, Lee helped engineer Arkansas’ first Southwest Conference championship in nine years and first outright league title since 1965. The 1988 offensive unit committed just 11 turnovers in 11 games and led the nation in turnover ratio while featuring a pair of All-SWC sophomores.

In 1983, served as offensive coordinator and quarterbacks coach at New Mexico following his first tenure at Ole Miss (1978-82). As the Rebels’ quarterbacks coach for five seasons, Lee tutored record-setting QBs Kent Austin and John Fourcade, who rank third and fourth, respectively, on the all-time Ole Miss passing list.

Spent the 1977 season as quarterbacks coach at his alma mater Vanderbilt after spending two years at Tennessee-Martin tutoring quarterbacks and receivers.

Throughout his college coaching career, nine of his quarterbacks were drafted or signed free agent deals in the NFL.

CAREER HIGHLIGHTS

A three-year letterman at Vanderbilt, Lee served as team captain and was named the team’s most valuable player in 1974 after quarterbacking the Commodores to a 7-3-2 record, including a 24-10 upset of No. 5 Florida.

Voted SEC Player of the Week by the Associated Press after leading Vanderbilt to its first win over Florida in 15 years. Lee led the SEC in passing and guided his team to a 6-6 tie with Texas Tech in the Peach Bowl.

OFF THE FIELD

Organized the first Fellowship of Christian Athletes chapter during his two seasons at Tennessee-Martin.

Lee served as president of Vanderbilt’s FCA chapter in 1974, the same year he was named MVP and team captain of the Commodores.

Earned a history degree from Vanderbilt in 1975.

A native of Dexter, MO, Lee played high school football at Woodham HS in Pensacola, FL, where he graduated in 1971.

Married to the former Lynne Kazanowski and they have four children, daughters Dana and Shannon, and sons Brian and Jordan.

FOOTBALL CAREER

Years                     Team/School                     Position

1972-74                Vanderbilt                           Quarterback (player)

1975-76                Tennessee-Martin          Asst. Coach/Quarterbacks/Receivers

1977                       Vanderbilt                           Assistant Quarterbacks

1978-82                Mississippi                          Quarterbacks

1983                       New Mexico                      Off. Coordinator/Quarterbacks

1984-88                Arkansas                              Asst. Quarterbacks/Fullbacks

1989-93                Texas - El Paso                   Head Coach

1994-2000            Rice                                        Off. Coordinator/Quarterbacks

2001-02                Arkansas                              Assistant Coach/Quarterbacks

2003-06                Dallas Cowboys                 Off. Quality Control/Quarterbacks

2007                       Arkansas                              Off. Coordinator/Quarterbacks

2008-10                Miami Dolphins                 Asst. Coach/Quarterbacks

2011                       Mississippi                          Off. Coordinator/Quarterbacks

2012                       Buffalo Bills                         Quarterbacks

2013-                     New York Jets                   Quarterbacks

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