31 - T.J. Lee III
T.J. Lee III
Height: 5-9
Weight: 190
Year: Sr.
Hometown: Seattle, Wash.
High School: West Seattle HS '09
Position: DB
Experience: 3L*
gp 15
tk 114
sac 1
int 1
ffum 4

*** Honors Candidate ***

Career: A two-time first team All-Big Sky selection, Lee now has 149 tackles, three interceptions, 14 passes broken up and 2 1/2 sacks in his 34-game career. He is just 51 tackles from becoming the 34th Eagle in school history to finish with 200 career tackles. He needs just four passes broken up to rank on EWU’s top 10 list in that category. His 20 career starts are the third most on defense, ranking only behind the 26 of Allen Brown and 22 by Ronnie Hamlin.

2013: Listed as a starter at boundary cornerback on the preseason depth chart. Among the many preseason accolades he has received, The Sports Network selected Lee as a second team preseason All-America selection. He was also a first team preseason All-America selection by Lindy’s Magazine and Football Gameplan, a second team choice from College Sports Madness and a third team pick from Beyond Sports Network. In addition, the College Football Performance Awards named him to its Defensive Back Award Watch List. He also earned preseason All-Big Sky Conference honors as selected by the league, as well as from College Sports Madness (first team) and Phil Steele (first team). Ranked 11th on the preseason FCS cornerback rankings as selected by Josh Buchanan at philsteele.com.

2012: Earned All-America honors in 2012 from The Sports Network (second team), and was also honored on the College Sporting News “Fabulous 50” All-America squad. Lee also was a first team All-Big Sky selection for the second-straight season. He started 13 of 14 games and piled up some impressive statistics in 2012, ranking third on the team with 90 tackles and finishing with 11 passes broken up to rank 10th in school history. His average of 6.4 tackles per game ranked 29th in the Big Sky and his total of 11 passes broken up was second. He also had 2 1/2 sacks, nine total tackles for loss, an interception, two forced fumbles and a fumble recovery. In one of many big games he had in the 2012 season, Lee had eight tackles, a forced fumble and two passes broken up in the quarterfinals of the FCS Playoffs against Illinois State (12/8/12) to earn team defensive player of the week honors. He had eight tackles, a pass broken up and a forced fumble on a sack that he also recovered versus Weber State (9/22/12) to also earn team offensive player of the week honors. Versus Portland State (11/17/12), he had eight tackles (one for loss) and broke-up three passes. He had nine tackles and a sack versus Southern Utah (10/27/12). One game earlier against Washington State (9/8/12), he had six tackles and an interception, as the Eagle defense pitched a shutout in the second half and kept EWU in the game. His interception in the fourth quarter came at the Eastern 7-yard line and helped thwart one of two potential scoring drives for the Cougars late in the game. Before the season, he was named as a third team preseason All-American by Beyond Sports College Network. He was ranked No. 12 among all FCS cornerbacks by Phil Steele’s FCS College Football Preview. Was a unanimous selection on the preseason All-Big Sky Conference squad and Phil Steele also listed him as a first team preseason All-Big Sky selection.

2011: Earned first team All-Big Sky Conference honors. Lee made the first start of his career against South Dakota (9/10/11) and had five tackles to earn team defensive player of the week honors. He started a total of seven games, but missed the Sacramento State (10/22/11) game and a start versus Portland State (10/29/11) because of an ankle injury. He had a season-high 11 tackles against Northern Arizona (10/8/11) and had five tackles and a pass broken up in EWU’s next outing versus Northern Colorado (10/15/11). He had 27 of his 48 tackles in a three-game league stretch from Sept. 24 to Oct. 15. In the spring, he was selected as Eastern’s co-most improved defensive player.

2010: Played in 11 games on special teams and as a backup cornerback. After leading 28-10 at intermission against Portland State (10/30/10), the Eagles turned a blocked punt by Darriell Beaumonte into a recovery for a touchdown by Lee to increase the advantage to 18. Lee finished with a season-high four tackles, a pass broken up and a forced fumble against the Vikings. He helped the Eagle defense rank first nationally in interceptions (total of 26) and turnovers gained (47), and finish sixth nationally in red zone defense, as it allowed just 38 scores in 58 opponent trips inside the Eagle 20-yard line.

HS: Graduated from West Seattle HS in 2009. Selected by Associated Press as a 3A All-State honorable mention selection as a running back. Was selected to the Seattle Times “Star Times” All-Area team. Named by the Seattle Times as a “White Chip” selection as one of the top 100 prospects in the state of Washington. He rushed for 1,413 yards and 21 touchdowns to help lead West Seattle to the Metro League Sound Division title. He scored all three touchdowns in the Wildcats’ 21-6 win over O’Dea – West Seattle’s first victory over the Irish. His team finished 9-2, losing 42-3 to Ferndale in the first round of the State 3A Playoffs. As a junior, he was the Metro League Special Teams MVP and was a first team all-league defensive back. West Seattle was 5-5 his junior season. He also competed in basketball and track at West Seattle. His Eagle teammate Isaiah Jenkins (’10) also attended West Seattle.

Personal: Interdisciplinary studies major. Born 3/20/91 in Houston, Texas.

 

Year

GP

TT

Hi

S

TL-Yds

FF-FR

PBU

I-Yds

2010

9

11

4

0

0-0

1-0

2

0-0

2011

11

48

11

0

1-2

0-0

1

2-46

2012

14

90

9

2.5

9-30

2-1

11

1-0

Totals

34

149

11

2.5

10-32

3-1

14

3-46

Kickoff Returns: 2011/4-78-19.5-0 (long of 22).

 

Top Tackling Performances

11 – Northern Arizona – 10/8/11

9 – Southern Utah – 10/27/12

9 – UC Davis – 11/10/12

 
Recent Games
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31
Statistics category Overall Conf
Solo tackles 82 44
Assists 32 20
Tackles 114 64
Tackles per game 7.6 8.0
Sacks 1 -
Sack yards 9 -
Interceptions 1 1
Returned for touchdown 0 0
Fumble recoveries 4 2
Fumble return TDs - -
Date Opponent Score comp att pct yds y/a td int sac yds
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rush yds y/a lng td fum lost
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score rec yds y/r lng td fum lost
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score fgm fga lng xpm xpa pts
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - 0
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - 0
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - 0
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - 0
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - 0
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - 0
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - 0
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - 0
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - 0
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - 0
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - 0
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - 0
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - 0
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - 0
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score punt yds avg long in20 fc tb blk
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score kr yds avg lng td pr yds avg lng td
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 1 16 16.0 16 0 - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 1 23 23.0 23 0 - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 1 40 40.0 40 0 - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score gp rush rcv pr kr yds
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 1 - - - 16 16
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 1 - - - - 0
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 1 - - - - 0
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 1 - - - - 0
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 1 - - - - 0
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 1 - - - 23 23
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 1 - - - 40 40
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 1 - - - - 0
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 1 - - - - 0
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 1 - - - - 0
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 1 - - - - 0
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 1 - - - - 0
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 1 - - - - 0
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 1 - - - - 0
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 1 - - - - 0
Date Opponent Score pts rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm saf misc 2pt
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 0 - - 0 - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 0 - - - - 0 - - - - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 0 - - - - - - - - - - -
Date Opponent Score tack ast tot sack lost tfl yds ff fr td int yds td brup blk saf
Aug 31 at Oregon St. W, 49-46 8 1 9 - - 0 - 1 - - - - - 1 - -
Sep 7 Western Ore. W, 43-14 2 0 2 1 9 1 9 1 1 - - - - 1 - -
Sep 14 at Toledo L, 33-21 3 0 3 - - 0 - - - - - - - 1 - -
Sep 28 at Sam Houston St. L, 49-34 9 2 11 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 5 Weber St. W, 41-19 4 2 6 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 12 at North Dakota W, 35-14 5 1 6 - - 0 - 1 2 - - - - 1 - -
Oct 19 Southern Utah W, 34-10 6 0 6 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Oct 26 at Montana W, 42-37 3 5 8 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 2 at Idaho St. W, 55-34 6 1 7 - - 0 - - - - - - - 3 - -
Nov 9 Montana St. W, 54-29 8 6 14 - - 0 - - - - 1 6 0 - - -
Nov 16 at Cal Poly W, 35-22 4 2 6 - - 0 - - - - - - - - - -
Nov 23 Portland St. W, 42-41 8 3 11 - - 0 - 1 - - - - - 2 - -
Dec 7 South Dakota St. W, 41-17 2 2 4 - - 0 - - 1 - - - - 1 - -
Dec 14 Jacksonville St. W, 35-24 10 2 12 - - 1 1 - - - - - - 1 - -
Dec 21 Towson L, 35-31 4 5 9 - - 0.5 2 - - - - - - - - -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg
2013-14 15 - - - - - - - - -
Total 15 - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
2013-14 15 - - - - - - - -
Total 15 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
2013-14 15 - - - - - - -
Total 15 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
2013-14 15 - - - - - - - 0
Total 15 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
2013-14 15 - - - - - - - -
Total 15 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
2013-14 3 79 26.3 0 40 - - - - -
Total 3 79 26.3 0 40 - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
2013-14 15 - - - 79 79 5.3
Total 15 - - - 79 79 5.3
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
2013-14 0 0.0 - - 0 - 0 - - - - -
Total 0 0.0 - - 0 - 0 - - - - -
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
2013-14 15 82 32 114 7.6 1 9 2.5 12 4 4 0 1 6 11 -
Total 15 82 32 114 7.6 1 9 2.5 12 4 4 0 1 6 11 -
  gp comp att pct yds y/g y/a td int lg
Total 15 - - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home 8 - - - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 12 - - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush yds y/g avg td lg fum lost
Total 15 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 8 - - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 12 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - - -
  gp rec rec/g yds y/g avg td lg
Total 15 - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - -

Home 8 - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - -

Wins 12 - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - -
  gp fgm fga pct lg xpm xpa pct pts
Total 15 - - - - - - - 0
Conference 8 - - - - - - - 0
Exhibition - - - - - - - - 0

Home 8 - - - - - - - 0
Away 7 - - - - - - - 0
Neutral - - - - - - - - 0

Wins 12 - - - - - - - 0
Losses 3 - - - - - - - 0

August 1 - - - - - - - 0
September 3 - - - - - - - 0
October 4 - - - - - - - 0
November 4 - - - - - - - 0
December 3 - - - - - - - 0
  gp punt yds avg lg in20 fc tb blk
Total 15 - - - - - - - -
Conference 8 - - - - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - -

Home 8 - - - - - - - -
Away 7 - - - - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - -

Wins 12 - - - - - - - -
Losses 3 - - - - - - - -

August 1 - - - - - - - -
September 3 - - - - - - - -
October 4 - - - - - - - -
November 4 - - - - - - - -
December 3 - - - - - - - -
  kr yds avg td lg pr yds avg td lg
Total 3 79 26.3 0 40 - - - - -
Conference 2 63 31.5 0 40 - - - - -
Exhibition - - - - - - - - - -

Home 1 40 40.0 0 40 - - - - -
Away 2 39 19.5 0 23 - - - - -
Neutral - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 3 79 26.3 0 40 - - - - -
Losses - - - - - - - - - -

August 1 16 16.0 0 16 - - - - -
September - - - - - - - - - -
October 2 63 31.5 0 40 - - - - -
November - - - - - - - - - -
December - - - - - - - - - -
  gp rush rcv pr kr yds ypg
Total 15 - - - 79 79 5.3
Conference 8 - - - 63 63 7.9
Exhibition - - - - - 0 -

Home 8 - - - 40 40 5.0
Away 7 - - - 39 39 5.6
Neutral - - - - - 0 -

Wins 12 - - - 79 79 6.6
Losses 3 - - - - 0 .0

August 1 - - - 16 16 16.0
September 3 - - - - 0 .0
October 4 - - - 63 63 15.8
November 4 - - - - 0 .0
December 3 - - - - 0 .0
  pts pts/g rush rec kr pr int fum xpm fgm 2pt misc
Total 0 0.0 - - 0 - 0 - - - - -
Conference 0 0.0 - - 0 - 0 - - - - -
Exhibition 0 - - - - - - - - - - -

Home 0 0.0 - - 0 - 0 - - - - -
Away 0 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - -
Neutral 0 - - - - - - - - - - -

Wins 0 0.0 - - 0 - 0 - - - - -
Losses 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -

August 0 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - -
September 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
October 0 0.0 - - 0 - - - - - - -
November 0 0.0 - - - - 0 - - - - -
December 0 0.0 - - - - - - - - - -
  gp tkl ast tot tkl/g sck yds tfl yds ff fr yds int yds brup blk
Total 15 82 32 114 7.6 1 9 2.5 12 4 4 0 1 6 11 -
Conference 8 44 20 64 8.0 - - 0 - 2 2 0 1 6 6 -
Exhibition - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Home 8 44 20 64 8.0 1 9 2.5 12 2 2 0 1 6 5 -
Away 7 38 12 50 7.1 - - 0 - 2 2 0 - - 6 -
Neutral - - - 0 - - - 0 - - - - - - - -

Wins 12 66 25 91 7.6 1 9 2 10 4 4 0 1 6 10 -
Losses 3 16 7 23 7.7 - - 0.5 2 - - - - - 1 -

August 1 8 1 9 9.0 - - 0 - 1 - - - - 1 -
September 3 14 2 16 5.3 1 9 1 9 1 1 0 - - 2 -
October 4 18 8 26 6.5 - - 0 - 1 2 0 - - 1 -
November 4 26 12 38 9.5 - - 0 - 1 - - 1 6 5 -
December 3 16 9 25 8.3 - - 1.5 3 - 1 0 - - 2 -
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