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Only Sean Lee Until Penn State Football


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We are, somehow, just a month and a half away from the start of the 2021 Penn State football season in Madison, Wisconsin.

With just 45 days until kickoff in Camp Randall, today we take a look at Penn State legend Sean Lee.

After coming to Penn State in 2005 as a three-star recruit out of Upper Saint Clair (PA) High School, Lee took the throne from Paul Posluszny and Dan Connor as the Nittany Lions’ start linebacker. As a junior in 2007, he racked up an astonishing 138 tackles to lead the team, He was voted a team captain in 2008 despite missing the entire season due to an ACL injury. Lee was then voted a team captain yet again in 2009 and his strong performance in 2010 Capital One Bowl helped lead the Nittany Lions past LSU despite less than ideal field and weather conditions.

Lee then went on to be selected by the Dallas Cowboys in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft. He played his entire 10 year career with Dallas and was named a two-time pro bowler and a first-team All-Pro in 2016. Despite his success, injuries continued to plague Lee throughout his pro career and eventually caused him to retire in April on 2021 as Dallas’ second-leading tackler in franchise history.