Greg Lee is the latest in a string of outstanding receivers at Pitt...is coming off an exceptional sophomore season that saw him rank among the nation's most productive receivers...ranked fifth in the country with 1,297 receiving yards and displayed a knack for making highlight-reel catches and timely plays...like Larry Fitzgerald and Antonio Bryant before him, Lee has the talent to make a run at the Biletnikoff Award, annually presented to the nation's top receiver...Fitzgerald earned the honor in 2003, while Bryant won it in 2000...Pitt is the only school that can claim two winners of the Biletnikoff...an unknown coming out of high school, Lee had just one other Division I scholarship offer (San Diego State) before selecting Pitt...while he was relatively anonymous in 2003, Lee now has a rising reputation on the national level...named a preseason All-American by virtually every publication...his new positional coach Aubrey Hill, a former standout receiver for the Florida Gators, took note of Lee's abilities this past spring..."Greg Lee is a big-play receiver who can put a lot of pressure on a defense in a lot of different ways," Hill said. "He is a good route runner. His athletic ability can really take over a game. He is the true essence of a big-play receiver."...is one of two Chamberlain High products on Pitt's roster, joining sophomore defensive end Joe Clermond.
2004: Led the Big East and ranked sixth nationally with 108.08 receiving yards per game...1,297 total receiving yards ranked fifth nationally and are the third-highest single-season total in Pitt history...selected second team All-Big East...led Pitt in receptions (68), receiving yards (1,297), TD receptions (10) and yards per catch (19.1 avg.)... starter at flanker in all 12 games...had a Big East-leading (tied) six 100-yard receiving games on the season...in a return to his native Tampa, Lee scorched South Florida with eight catches for 153 yards (19.1 avg.) and a career-high three TDs...scoring catches all came in the first half at USF and covered 18, six and seven yards... had 124 yards on eight catches (15.5 avg.) versus West Virginia...had three catches (for 38 yards) to convert third downs on the Panthers' game-winning drive versus the Mountaineers...had a career day at Syracuse, finishing with nine catches for 188 yards (20.9 avg.) and a 57-yard TD...his reception and yardage totals were career highs...his TD catch came in spectacular fashion, making a one-handed grab at the 14 and, without breaking stride, sprinting into the end zone...his 188 yards receiving marked the most by a Panther since Larry Fitzgerald finished with 207 yards at Rutgers on Oct. 18, 2003...at Temple had eight catches for 159 yards (19.9 avg.) and a 50-yard TD reception ...at Connecticut, Lee finished with 129 receiving yards on just two catches (64.5 avg.) with a 77-yard touchdown...had 102 receiving yards on six catches (17.0 avg.) against Rutgers...compiled 98 yards on six catches (16.3 avg.) versus Nebraska...also had a 34-yard TD catch versus the Cornhuskers...finished with five receptions for 95 yards (19.0 avg.) and one TD against Notre Dame...his TD reception was a leaping three-yard grab that gave Pitt a 21-14 second-quarter lead over the Irish...had four receptions for 70 yards (17.5 avg.) versus Furman...had seven catches for 93 yards and Pitt's lone TD (a 31-yarder) versus Utah in the Tostitos Fiesta Bowl...caught his first career TD versus Ohio, a seven-yarder from Tyler Palko.
2003: Lettered as a true freshman, compiling 10 catches for 211 yards (21.1 avg.)...initially slated for a redshirt, Lee made his first appearance in the season's sixth game when injuries diminished depth in the receiving corps...saw the first action of his career in a starting assignment at Rutgers (Oct. 18)...played in the final eight games of the season, including five starts...had a season-high three catches for 81 yards (27.0 avg.) at West Virginia, including a season-long catch of 40 yards...had two catches for 58 yards (29.0 avg.) versus Miami.
High School: All-Florida 5A selection (second team) at Chamberlain High...All-Tampa Tribune Hillsborough County...first team All-Western Conference and All-Western Conference American Division...had 44 receptions for 658 yards (14.9 avg.) and 12 touchdowns as a senior...three-year starter...helped team to Florida 5A playoffs three consecutive seasons, including the 2001 state title game...Chamberlain went a combined 22-5 (.815) his final two years, including a 12-3 mark his junior year and 10-2 his senior season...selected to play in the Hillsborough County All-Star Game...played under Coach Billy Turner...four-year letterman in football...also earned four letters in basketball and two in track and field...a third-team All-Florida selection in basketball.
Personal: Gregory Lenard Lee Jr., born 10/19/84, is the son of Greg and Carol Lee Sr....has three brothers and one sister...communication and rhetoric major.
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