Nebraska coach Mike Riley says Tanner Lee earned the respect of his teammates during spring drills. The Tulane transfer was named the Husker’s starting quarterback following spring practice.
“He just came in and fit in and went work”, said Riley. “I think he is respected for his ability but is also respected for being a good person.”
Lee made 19 starts in two seasons at Tule before transferring to Nebraska last summer. He completed 13 of 19 passes for 190 yards and three touchdown’s in Nebraska’s Red-White Spring Game. After spending a year in the program the native of Destrehan, Louisiana, is working on consistency this summer.
“We have a lot of things to build on”, said Lee. “We are not where want to be but we have laid the foundation to build for the fall.”
The Huskers open September 2 by hosting Arkansas State.