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#81 – Aaron Lee

  • Position
  • Alma Mater
  • Grad Year
  • Number
  • Wide Receiver
  • Decatur HS (Federal Way, Wash.)
  • 2011
  • 81

Oregon wide receiver Aaron Lee, a junior from Decatur High School (Federal Way, Washington), enters his second season in the Oregon program.

Before joining the Ducks, Lee was a three-sport star as a prep athlete, staring on the basketball court and track along with his success on the football field. As a sophomore he rushed for nearly 800 yards before switching over to wide receiver. As a senior he recorded two touchdowns for head coach Leon Hatch.

Lee has been with the Ducks for two seasons but has not reached the field yet. He also did not participate in the 2012 or 2013 Spring Games despite being suited for the latter.

In 2013, Lee will be behind a top heavy group of wide receivers led by seniors Josh Huff and Daryle Hawkins as well as junior Keanon Lowe. With four of the Ducks’ best receivers likely playing their last collegiate season this year (Huff, Hawkins, De’Anthony Thomas and Colt Lyerla), 2014 will be Lee’s best chance to see significant playing time.

Lee’s greatest asset to the team is his leaping ability. As shown in the video below, Lee possesses incredible hops and can sky for a high-thrown ball, despite being average height for a wide receiver. This could be useful for situations like onside kicks and potentially hail-marys.

Lee’s parents are Chris and HyunJoo Lee. Also of note, Lee is declared as an education major. With a solid performance and continued growth he can earn a scholarship like many Oregon walk-ons.

He also has a strong presence in social media with his Twitter and YouTube Channel.

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