Eric Lee

After four years at corner, Eric Lee’s moved to safety. And just at the right time.

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Eric Lee

6-0, 215 • Senior • defensive back

After four years at corner, Lee’s moved to safety. And just at the right time. With the recent departures of CJ Smith and Cam Jones, Lee’s opportunity to see the field has expanded even more. With Deontai Williams likely solidified at one spot, Lee will compete with incoming freshman safeties Noa Pola-Gates, Quinton Newsome and Myles Farmer for a starting role. Lee said in the spring that he’s still getting used to setting up the defense but likes his chances of playing time.

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Chris Heady covers Husker football and is the Nebraska men's basketball beat writer. He started at The World-Herald in 2017. Follow him on Twitter @heady_chris. Email:

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