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Nebraska Football

Jaguars Select QB Tanner Lee in Sixth Round

April 28, 2018
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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.

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.

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