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  Conor Lee
Conor Lee

Player Profile
Class:
RS Senior

Hometown:
Upper St. Clair, Pa.

High School:
Upper St. Clair

Last College:
Fork Union Military Academy (Va.)

Height / Weight:
5-11 / 200

Position:
PK

Lee's 2008 Season to Date: Ranks fifth nationally in field goals/game (tied, 1.67)...leads Big East in field goals/game, field goal percentage (20-23, 87.0%), PAT percentage (tied, 100%, 38-38) and kick scoring (8.2 points/game)...third in overall scoring in the Big East...has never missed a PAT, converting a school-record 113 consecutive...Pitt's career leader with 50 field goals...263 career points rank third all-time at Pitt...Lee needs just six points to become the all-time leading kick scorer in Pitt history (Carson Long, 1973-76, is first in kick scoring and second overall with 268 points)...Lee's 98 points this year are one shy of Pitt's single-season kick scoring record (Long had 99 in 1976)...Lee's 20 field goals are a single-season record, eclipsing Long's mark of 18 set in 1976...had record-breaking performance in 36-33 four-OT win at Notre Dame and was named Big East Special Teams Player of the Week...was perfect on eight placements, including 5-of-5 FGs and 3-of-3 PATs...22-yarder in fourth OT provided game-winning points...set three Pitt records in the process, including single-game kick scoring (18), single-game field goals made (five) and career field goals...the single-game records dated back to 1975 and were held by Carson Long (17 points and four field goals, both vs. William & Mary)...Lee also surpassed Long's school mark for career field goals (Long had 45 from 1973-76; Lee now has 50)...named Big East Special Teams Player of the Week and a Lou Groza Award "Star of the Week" after he accounted for 14 points and tied the previous school record with four field goals (40, 43, 44 and 25 yards) to lift Pitt past Syracuse, 34-24...scored 11 points vs. Louisville (2-2 FG, 5-5 PATs). Career Highs: Field Goals Made: 5 vs. Notre Dame (11/1/08); Points: 18 vs. Notre Dame (11/1/08); Longest Field Goal: 48 vs. West Virginia (12/1/07)

2007: Pitt's Special Teams MVP finished second on the team in scoring with 82 points (18-22 FGs, 28-28 PATs)...among Big East kickers, ranked first in field goal percentage (81.8%) and PAT percentage (tied, 100%)... ranked third in field goals (1.50 FG/game)...concluded the year with an active streak of 75 consecutive PATs, breaking the school record of 60 previously set by Carson Long over the 1974-75 seasons...also during his junior season, tied a Pitt record by making 12 consecutive field goals (stretching from the Sept. 1 Eastern Michigan opener to the Nov. 3 Syracuse game)...accounted for seven points in the West Virginia upset, including field goals of 48 and 18 yards...his 48-yard field goal came as the first half expired and marked a career long... matched his career high with 10 points at Rutgers (3-4 FG and 1-1 PAT)...three made FGs also tied his single-game career best...named Big East Special Teams Player of the Week for his performance in Pitt's 24-17 victory over No. 23 Cincinnati...was perfect on four placements and accounted for 10 points (equaling his scoring career high)...Lee was 3 of 3 in field goals (41, 25 and 37) and made his lone extra-point attempt vs. the Bearcats...three field goals set a single-game career high...was 6 of 6 in PATs and converted his lone field goal attempt (23 yards) vs. Navy for nine points...converted each of his three placements at Michigan State, including a PAT and two field goals (41 and 29 yards)...was 6 of 6 on placements vs. Grambling to match his career high with 10 points...converted both of his field goals (20 and 27 yards) and all four extra points vs. Grambling...totaled nine points vs. Eastern Michigan (2-3 FG and 3-3 PAT)... scored eight points in the Syracuse victory, hitting both PATs and 2-of-3 field goals (both 32 yards)...was named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team.

2006: Enjoyed an outstanding debut season as Pitt's starting placekicker... led the Panthers in scoring with 83 points, connecting on an impressive 85.7% of his field goals (12 of 14) and each of his 47 extra-point attempts...Lee's 83 points marked the third highest single-season scoring total by a Pitt player in the prior 25 years...only receiver Larry Fitzgerald (132 in 2003) and kicker Josh Cummings (89 in 2004) compiled higher season totals during that span...ranked first in the Big East in PAT percentage (tied at 100%) and second in field goal percentage (85.7%)...was perfect on five placements vs. West Virginia (2-2 FG, 3-3 PAT) for nine points...field goals covered 43 and 39 yards...scored a career-high 10 points at UCF (7-7 PATs and 1-2 FGs)...had the first multiple FG game of his career at USF, going 2 for 2 (41 and 34 yards)...was perfect on six PATs and his lone FG attempt - a season-long 47-yarder - for nine points vs. Toledo...also had nine points at Connecticut and was perfect on seven placements (1-1 FG, 6-6 PATs)...kicked his second longest field goal of the season, a 46-yarder, vs. Rutgers...in the first collegiate appearance of his career, was a perfect 6 for 6 in placements, hitting five PATs and a 38-yard field goal vs. Virginia...at Cincinnati, converted a 30-yard FG and all four PATs...vs. Michigan State, hit a 32-yard FG and both PATs...against The Citadel, was 7-7 in PATs but missed his first placement of the year, a 19-yard field goal...made his first 20 kicks of the year (17 PATs and 3 FGs) until that miss...was named to the Big East All-Academic Football Team and ESPN The Magazine Academic All-District 2 Football Team.

2005: Did not play in any games.

2004: Joined Pitt in January from Fork Union Military Academy (Va.)...redshirted as a true freshman.

Prep School: Spent fall of 2003 enrolled at Fork Union Military Academy...finished 9 of 11 in field goals (.818) with a long of 49 yards.

High School: Football and soccer standout at Upper St. Clair High...an all-state selection in both sports as a senior...three-time All-Quad West in football...helped lead Upper St. Clair to the Quad West championship and WPIAL playoffs his junior and senior seasons...earned four football letters under Coach Jim Render...served as the Panthers' starting placekicker all four years and started at free safety as a senior...also a four-year soccer letterman...three-time All-WPIAL and all-section in soccer...led USC's soccer team to three state playoff berths, a WPIAL championship and two conference titles...National Honor Society...High Honor Roll.

Personal: Conor Michael Lee, born 10/15/84, is the son of Craig and Geralyn Lee...has one brother and one sister...brother, Sean, is a senior linebacker at Penn State...graduated this past April with a dual bachelor's degree in business and economics...currently pursuing his MBA in Pitt's Katz Graduate School of Business.