Reshard Lee was a record-setting quarterback for Brunswick High before going on to play collegiate and professional football.
Lee was a three-year starter for John Willis’ Pirates from 1997-99, finishing his prep career with 4,038 passing yards which is a Glynn County record while also throwing for 51 touchdowns.
While leading Brunswick to a school-best 14-1 record and a runner-up finish in Class AAAA as a senior in 1999, Lee passed for 1,600 yards and 18 touchdowns and rushed for 670 yards and eight scores as the explosive Pirates’ offense averaged 40.8 points a game. He was named a USA Today honorable-mention All-American after the season and was selected first-team All-State by both the Associated Press and the Atlanta-Journal Constitution.
Lee played college football at Middle Tennessee State and was regarded as one of the school’s most versatile players of all-time as he lined up at running back, receiver and quarterback for the Blue Raiders while also returning kicks during his two seasons with the team. Lee finished his college career with 1,432 yards rushing on 218 carries for a 6.6 yard average. He was named to the Sun Belt Conference first-team as an all-purpose runner as a sophomore and was a second-team member as a freshman.
Lee became the first player from Middle Tennessee to leave early for the professional ranks when he opted for the NFL Draft following the 2002 season. He ended up signing with the Dallas Cowboys in 2003 as an undrafted free agent and played in the NFL for five seasons with several teams including the Bills, Packers and Raiders.
Hampered by injuries during his pro career, Lee played in 37 total games in the NFL. His best season was 2004 in Dallas when he led the Cowboys in all kickoff return categories, recording 41 returns for 964 yards and a 23.5 average.