Tanner Lee will skip his final year of NCAA eligibity as a quarterback with Nebraska.
Lee announced Thursday via Twitter that he has made a decision to declare for the NFL Draft while thanking the Huskers for the opportunity of a lifetime.
After weeks of prayer and consideration with my family, I’ve decided to enter the NFL Draft and pursue an opportunity that I feel is best for myself and my family at this time, Lee wrote.
I cannot thank Husker Nation enough for making it so special. I will be a Husker for life. I want to wish Coach Frost and his staff the best of luck, Nebraska is in great hands.
Frost runs an offense that requires a quarterback who can both run and pass, but Lee is known as a pocket passer and likely would not have been a good fit for Frost’s fast-paced spread system which requires a mobile quarterback.
Lee, who transferred from Tulane in 2016, completed 57.5 percent of his passes for 3,143 yards adding 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions leading the Huskers to a 4-8 finish this season.
The frustration of a disappointing season got the best of the Dolphins (6-10) with 6:21 left, when receiver Jarvis Landry, running back Kenyan Drake and offensive lineman Jake Brendel were ejected following a fight . Landry was cited for disrespecting an official, and Drake for throwing his helmet 20 yards in anger. Unsportsmanlike conduct penalties were called against both teams.
The undisciplined Dolphins, who came into the game with the second-most penalties in the NFL, had 14 for 145 yards.
Meanwhile, for the Bills, 17 seasons of frustration ended.
The locker room is electric, man, said guard Richie Incognito, who finished a season above .500 for the first time in his 11-year career. We have been working so hard for this. So much has been said about it. And now the monkey is off our back. We’re in the postseason, and we’ve got new life.
Buffalo punctuated the memorable victory with a 1-yard touchdown run by Williams for the first score of his career.
I thought, `Try not to screw it up. They’re not going to call it again if I screw it up, he said.
He and his teammates celebrated with choreographed back flops in the end zone.
I was a little surprised at the touchdown celebration, Taylor said. I was the only one who wasn’t aware of falling down.
Golf great Jack Nicklaus wore Bills gear and a smile watching from the stands as his grandson, tight end Nick O’Leary, caught Taylor’s 26-yard touchdown pass.