Lee's homecoming one to remember
Posted September 15, 2013
It was a familiar sight: Vad Lee on a football field in Durham carving up an opposing defense.
Only, this time... Lee was not playing for the home team.
In a homecoming game most players could only dream of, Lee led Georgia Tech to a 38-14 win over Duke - accounting for all five of the Jackets' touchdowns in the process.
I mean, there are homecoming games, and there's Vad Lee's homecoming game. This was no quiet, ho-hum return to town. No, Lee put on a show for the neighborhood crowd. For statistical perspective, consider this: Lee came within three yards on the ground of leading Tech in both passing and rushing.
Not bad for a guy some teams recruited to play wide receiver...
Georgia Tech offered the chance to play quarterback - as did Lee's other finalists, NC State and Wake Forest - and things have worked out rather well for both player and school in this case. Lee's combination of speed and arm strength seem tailor made for Paul Johnson's option offense, and he runs it well. In fact, Lee may be more of a passing threat than his predecessors at Georgia Tech. His four TD passes were the most by a Yellowjacket quarterback in seven years.
By his own admission, this was an emotional game for the Georgia Tech QB. Lee said he had around sixty family members at the game, his first in Durham since leading Hillside to a state championship in 2010. His performance likely brought back memories of that great Hornets team - even if it was for the visiting team, for one game at least...