Former Mr. Fooball is Ready to Make his Move

Last year freshman quarterback Xavier Lee was buried on the depth chart and he didn't even get any meaningful snaps in practice. This year with the graduation of Chris Rix and with the quarterback job opened up, the former Mr. Football in the state of Florida is hoping to get on the field this upcoming season.

Coming out of high school, Xavier Lee achieved practically every honor and record including, the touchdown passing record in the Sunshine State.  In his first year, he struggled and fell behind fellow freshman Drew Weatherford on the depth chart.


"Last year was real hard because no matter how hard I worked, I was going to be on the sidelines," Lee said.  "This year I feel good about things because it's equal competition. I grew a whole lot mentally.  I now understand the terminology and coverage's."


How did Lee prepare in the off-season for this spring?


"I worked hard in the off-season," he said.  "I threw a lot on my own and I studied the playbook as much as I could so I could get the mental aspect down.  I threw pretty much every other weekend.   I even threw and studied film went I went home."


One thing that might contribute to his stability in his second season is the arrival of his half brother (Anthony Kelly) on campus and on the football team.


"Having him here makes me more calm and focused," he said.   "He's not my roommate but as much as he's in my room, he might as well be."


The 6-foot-3 and 215 pound standout set Florida state high school records for passing completions (549), yards (9,083) and touchdown passes (98) in his four-year career at Daytona Beach Seabreeze.  He was rated the No. 2 rated quarterback in the country.

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