Hawk Item – – One of four redshirt freshmen named to 2020 Leadership Group.
2020 – – Saw action in two games, recording one solo tackle . . . did not see action in 24-20 loss at Purdue . . . did not see action in 21-20 loss to Northwestern . . . saw first action of career in 49-7 win over Michigan State, but had no statistics as defense allowed 59 rushing yards and 286 yards total offense . . . saw action in 35-7 win at Minnesota, recording one solo tackle for first career tackle . . . did not see action in 41-21 win at Penn State . . . did not see action in 26-20 win over Nebraska . . . did not see action in 35-21 win at Illinois . . . did not see action in 28-7 win over #25 Wisconsin.
2019 – – Redshirted . . . did not seen any game action.
High school honors – – Earned unanimous all-conference honors on both offense and defense for three straight seasons . . . first-team all-state on both offense and defense as a junior . . . named to Quad City Times All-Western Illinois first team defense as a junior and senior . . . captain of All-Western Illinois team as a junior . . . Career – – Four-year football letterman as tight end and defensive end . . . holds school record for career sacks (35) . . . prep team reached state quarterfinals as junior and senior, and first round of playoffs as a sophomore . . . helped prep team post 20-4 record over final two seasons and 36-10 mark over four years . . . recorded 26 receptions for 432 yards and 10 touchdowns as a senior, with 46 tackles, 14.5 tackles for loss, and 14 sacks on defense . . . as a junior recorded 28 receptions for 505 yards and eight touchdowns, with 74 tackles, 28 tackles for loss, and 13 sacks on defense . . . sophomore totals included 11 receptions for 120 yards and three touchdowns, with 28 tackles, 10 tackles for loss and eight sacks on defense . . . collected 12 tackles, including three tackles for loss, as a freshman . . . team captain as a senior . . . also lettered in track and wrestling . . . earned wrestling state title at 220-pounds as a sophomore . . . earned wrestling state title at 285-pounds as a senior, becoming just third two-time state champion in school history.
Personal – – Born 6/12/2000 . . . health and human physiology major . . . earned high Honor Roll status as a prep . . . parents are Susan and Mitch Lee . . . high school coach was Chip Filler.