Two seasons ago, quarterback Vad Lee left Georgia Tech and landed at James Madison. Usually, when a player leaves a big conference like the ACC to move to a FCS program, they relatively go unnoticed for the rest of their career. Lee is a completely different story.
According to College Football Talk, Lee is doing rather well as he is now in his second season with the Dukes. On Monday, Lee was named the Colonial Athletic Association’s Offensive Player of the Week for his performance in the season opener against Morehead State.
Lee played only two and a half quarters, but he racked up a nice 297 yards and three touchdowns through the air as well as 105 yards and a touchdown on the ground. His most notable highlights came in the form of his 66-yard touchdown run and 66-yard pass to Ishmael Hyman for a touchdown.
Lee almost immediately fit in with the Dukes upon his arrival in the summer of 2014. Everett Withers attempted to recruit Lee to North Carolina when he was still in high school, so when Withers took the head coaching job with the Dukes, it was pretty apparent that he wanted to give Lee a shot.
The 13th ranked Dukes have two more home games before they hit the road to take on FBS team SMU. Lee hopes to lead his team to a win over a FBS school, which James Madison isn’t stranger to. They defeated Virginia Tech in 2010.
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