Nebraska had a long wait to keep its draft streak alive, but it is alive after the Jacksonville Jaguars selected quarterback Tanner Lee with the 203rd overall pick.
Congrats to @TannerLee13_ for being selected by the @Jaguars in the sixth round! pic.twitter.com/moJqacJbVN
— Hail Varsity (@HailVarsity) April 28, 2018
Lee played 12 games in his lone active season in Lincoln, completing 246-of-428 passes (57.5 percent) with 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions in 2017. He became just the fourth Husker quarterback in school history to throw for 3,000-plus yards in a season. Lee was also named Nebraska's Offensive Scout Team MVP in 2016, a season which he sat out after transferring from Tulane.
Over five seasons of college football, including a redshirt season as a true freshman and the year he sat out as a transfer, Lee played 31 career games. The Destrehan, Louisiana, native completed 55.2 percent of his passes as a college quarterback for 7,014 yards (226.3/g) with 46 touchdowns and 37 interceptions.
Lee is the first Husker quarterback selected in the draft since Jammal Lord was selected as a free safety in the sixth round by Houston in 2004. Nebraska has had a player selected in every draft since 1962.
Congrats @TannerLee13_ . More Huskers to the league N the near future #GBR🔴🌽 https://t.co/jJMFdnye9d
— Troy Walters® (@CoachWalters1) April 28, 2018