Before his professional career, Donald Lee was a four-year letterman at Mississippi State from 1999 to 2002. He was selected to the SEC Academic Honor Roll in 2000.
Lee was drafted by the Miami Dolphins in the 5th round, 156th overall in the 2003 NFL Draft. He went on to play two years for the Dolphins.
Green Bay PackersEdit
In the 2005 NFL season Lee was signed by the Green Bay Packers in free agency.
After an injury to starting tight end Bubba Franks, Lee gained more playing time. He finished the season fourth in receiving (1st among tight ends) for the Packers.
In November, 2007 Lee signed a four-year contract extension with the Packers for $12 million. On November 18, 2007 Lee had the first multi-touchdown game of his career as he caught two touchdowns from Brett Favre in a 31-17 victory over the Carolina Panthers. Lee also found the end zone in Brett Favre's record setting day for "most passing yards" on December 16, 2007 versus the St. Louis Rams. Lee finished the 2007 year with 48 receptions and 575 yards. He also scored six touchdowns. He also caught Brett Favre's final TD pass as a Green Bay Packer during the NFC Championship Game against the New York Giants on January 20, 2008.
- Career statistics and player information from NFL.com