For most players, slipping into the second round of the NFL Draft means less money. Not for Marqise Lee, though. The former Southern California wide receiver took out an insurance policy before the 2013 season that would pay him if he sustained an injury or fell in the NFL Draft. Lee was projected to be picked highly, but he ended up getting selected by Jacksonville in the second‚Ä...
LOS ANGELES -- There wasn't all of the pomp and circumstance you would expect from a USC Pro Day. However, there were a couple of bright spots - namely Marqise Lee.
The 2012 Biletnikoff Award winner elected not to run the 40-yard dash at Pro Day, sticking with the 4.52 he posted last month at the NFL combine.
After he stepped on the field he showed the ability to run routes, catch...
Southern California receiver Marqise Lee says he's passing up his senior season to enter the NFL draft.
The Biletnikoff Award winner made the long-expected announcement Friday night with a message posted on his Twitter account.
Lee was the nation's top receiver as a sophomore in 2012, catching a school-record 118 passes for 1,721 yards and 14 touchdowns.
He struggled with injuries...
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January 04, 2014
USC wide receiver Marqise Lee will skip his senior year and enter the NFL draft, he announced on Twitter on Friday night.
The 2012 Biletnikoff winner struggled his junior year with knee injuries and finished with 57 receptions for 791 and four touchdowns, following a stellar sophomore year.
Lee tallied a total of 248 receptions, 3, 655 yards and 29 touchdowns in three years as a Trojan.
USC Trojans wide receiver Marquise Lee is the latest to declare for the 2014 NFL Draft. Lee‚Äôs time at USC was highlighted with the 2012 Biletnikoff Award which is given to the nation‚Äôs top receiver.
In his final game with the Trojans, Lee had seven catches for 118 yards and two touchdowns in a win over Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl.
THIS JUST IN: USC WR Marqise Lee will...
LAS VEGAS -- There are decisions to be made for USC draft eligible players and at the conclusion of their 45-20 win over No. 20 Fresno State in the Las Vegas Bowl on Saturday night, none of that has changed.
Marqise Lee took it all in following Saturday's win over Fresno State. He ran down the sideline shaking hands with fans. He posed for pictures on the field. He signed autographs...
LAS VEGAS -- He had 50 catches for 673 yards, two touchdowns and some nagging injuries. It was a junior season that fell short, statistically, of what he accomplished during his sophomore Biletnikoff Award winning campaign.
Still, Marqise Lee remains grateful.
Football for Marqise Lee is not just a game. It's an outlet. A chance.
Growing up believing college was never an option for...