A safety at Upper St. Clair High in Pittsburgh, Lee had a team-high seven stops in his debut at linebacker, and helped hold Ohio to six points in the game's final 39 minutes in the Buckeye State's too-close-for-comfort 34-28 win.
One of the keys to the turnaround was putting more pressure on Ohio's quarterbacks, primarily Ohio State-bound Robby Schoenhoft. Schoenhoft was 8 of 14 for 237 yards and two touchdowns in the first half. He was 3 of 6 for 30 yards and no scores in the second half.
And Lee brought as much pressure as anyone, coming up with a sack and several hurries. In doing so, he validated his selection as team captain, a job that also entailed delivering a speech at the Big 33 banquet Friday evening.
As part of our continuing coverage of the Big 33, we offer a series of audio files from and about Lee.
The first is from the player himself, talking about the game and his future with the Nittany Lions.
The second is from Schoenhoft, the Ohio MVP who walked away from the Big 33 with a healthy dose of respect for his new Big Ten rival.
The third is from Pennsylvania coach Bob Palko.
And the fourth is from Lee again, addressing the now famous story of how he beat super-competitive Penn State junior captain Paul Posluszny in the last of a series of 300-meter conditioning runs earlier this summer.
And for all of the people who joined us at FOS in the last month, here is a taste of what we were doing in the spring, when the Pa. team practiced for the first time at Holuba Hall.