banner
Ken Medlin

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...

7 Comments

This blogpost is closed for comments.

Oldest First
View all
  • 24to14dean Sep 15, 9:02 p.m.

    Dook sure doesn't like playing ANYONE with "Lee" in their name.

    First Lee said Hi...now this? Ouch.

  • Hokies94 Sep 15, 3:16 p.m.

    GT always has a strong offense. Lee is a talented player. We go down there in 2 weeks.

  • Ken D. Sep 15, 1:38 p.m.

    I hate to see the North Carolina kids leaving the state to play for other teams. State and Wake... View More

    — Posted by Gunnstigator

    Agreed.....hard for the teams in NC to get to the next level when the best talent chooses to... View More

    — Posted by BattlingBishop 5

    When Lee was being recruited, State was running a pro style offense and Wake Forest was, well, Wake Forest.

  • Toddler10-21 Sep 15, 11:37 a.m.

    The only way for that to change is for teams around here to start winning some big time games, and titles. But, tech isn't on that status either. Look for vad to do the same next week. Look at Unc/duke basketball rosters. How many are from nc? But I guess that's ok for them to get the top talent from out of the state?

  • BattlingBishop 5 Sep 15, 11:07 a.m.

    I hate to see the North Carolina kids leaving the state to play for other teams. State and Wake... View More

    — Posted by Gunnstigator

    Agreed.....hard for the teams in NC to get to the next level when the best talent chooses to leave. Hope that changes in the near future.

    Ex. UGA's top 2 RBs

  • Gunnstigator Sep 15, 9:43 a.m.

    I hate to see the North Carolina kids leaving the state to play for other teams. State and Wake both offered him the opportunity to play QB, and he still chose to play elsewhere.

    @ Battling: Yeah those GT helmets are pretty cool. I can't stand Paul Johnson, and I was hoping Duke would pull off the upset.

  • BattlingBishop 5 Sep 15, 9:04 a.m.

    I do like the Yellow Jacket helmet for some reason even though I can't stand Tech. Congrats to GT!

  • ACC Football Kickoff Show

    Tonight at 7:00 on WRAL-TV

  • US Open Tennis: Men’s Third Round & Women’s Fourth Round

    Tomorrow at 11:00 am on WRAL-TV

  • CFB: Virginia vs. Alabama

    Today at 3:30 pm on 99.9 The Fan

  • Football Friday

    Tonight at 11:35

Scoreboard
Local
Half
NCSU 3
GASO 17
 
6:00pm Tonight
DUKE
ELON
 
6:00pm Tonight
UNC
LBRTY
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR
 
8:00pm Tonight
ECU
NCCU
 
4th
TOR 2
NYY 0
 
3rd
CWS 2
DET 3
 
2:15pm Today
STL
CHC
4:05pm Today
PIT
CIN
7:05pm Tonight
BAL
MIN
7:10pm Tonight
TAM
BOS
7:10pm Tonight
KAN
CLE
7:10pm Tonight
CWS
DET
7:10pm Tonight
ATL
MIA
7:10pm Tonight
NYM
PHI
7:10pm Tonight
HOU
TEX
8:10pm Tonight
ARI
COL
8:15pm Tonight
STL
CHC
8:40pm Tonight
SDP
LOS
9:05pm Tonight
SFG
MIL
9:05pm Tonight
ANA
OAK
9:10pm Tonight
SEA
WAS
3rd
MICH 42
APPST 0
 
3rd
NAVY 14
OSU 13
 
3rd
UAB 24
TROY 10
 
3rd
UVA 10
UCLA 21
 
Half
PURD 23
WMICH 14
 
Half
NCSU 3
GASO 17
 
3:00pm Today
UMASS
BC
3:30pm Today
NW
CAL
3:30pm Today
NEB
FATL
3:30pm Today
UMO
MARS
3:30pm Today
ND
RICE
3:30pm Today
MIZZ
SDST
3:30pm Today
ALA
WVU
4:00pm Today
AUB
ARK
4:00pm Today
STAN
UCD
5:30pm Tonight
UGA
CLEM
6:00pm Tonight
UNC
LBRTY
6:00pm Tonight
KSU
OHIO
7:00pm Tonight
UF
IDAHO
7:00pm Tonight
OKLA
LATU
7:10pm Tonight
KST
SAUST
7:30pm Tonight
USC
FRES
7:30pm Tonight
MSST
SMISS
8:00pm Tonight
OKST
FSU
8:00pm Tonight
TEX
UNT
8:00pm Tonight
NMU
UTEP
9:00pm Tonight
LSU
WISC
10:30pm Tonight
OREG
SD
10:30pm Tonight
HAW
WASH
6:00pm Tonight
DUKE
ELON
 
8:00pm Tonight
ECU
NCCU
 
7:05pm Tonight
NOR
DUR