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A native of Durham, North Carolina, Lee grew up inspired by older brother Dominique Sutton to play sports. From age 5 to 14 Lee played Pop Warner for the Durham Eagles where he learned the fundamentals of the game that he would eventually fall in love with.  He then played one year of middle school football at Rogers Herr Middle.

At Hillside High School, Lee had over 5,000 passing yards, 2,000 rushing yards, 1,100 receiving yards and 86 touchdowns in three seasons.

Lee received over 30 division one scholarships offers and was North Carolina AP Player of the Year.  Following an intense recruiting battle, Lee signed his National Letter of Intent with Georgia Tech University.


Lee signed his National Letter of Intent with Georgia Tech following an intense recruiting battle. Lee split time as the starter his redshirt freshman season and became the full-time starting quarterback as a sophomore.

Wanting to utilize his passing skills, Lee decided to transfer from Georgia Tech after three seasons to James Madison University in 2014. There, he hoped to grow into a multifaceted offensive threat. It didn't take long for Lee to make his mark as he won the starting quarterback battle during spring practice.

In just 21 starts, he tied JMU’s all-time passing touchdown record with 51. Lee ranks 2nd all-time with 7,292 yards of total offense, 3rd with 5,652 passing yards, 3rd in school history with 446 completions, and had the 4th most pass attempts with 705. 

Lee was instrumental in helping JMU grow into a national force which culminated in College Game Day broadcasting live from Harrisonburg for the first time in their history in October of 2015.

Vad Lee is the only player in College Football history to both rush and pass for over 275 yards in one game.  


Lee suffered a foot injury during his Senior season at James Madison University.  Due to the injury, Lee’s health was a major concern for NFL teams going into the 2016 NFL draft. Many projected Lee as a draft able prospect, with projections ranging fourth to the seventh round. 

Lee participated in the New York Giants Rookie Mini Camp and played professionally in the Canadian Football League with Saskatchewan Roughriders (2016). Lee just play in the Your Call Football leagues where he displayed his elite skillsets (2019). Lee, also got to play in the XFL with the DC Defenders and Dallas Team 9 (2020). First three weeks, led The Spring League in TDs (2021).


While Lee is an experienced professional athlete, availability and health is working to his advantage now. There are a few teams that are interested in Lee's talent. He is thrilled to be on the radar again as he is receiving major interest to play professional football. Stay tune to Lee's progress. 

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