Tanner Lee declares for NFL draft

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LINCOLN, Neb. – Former Nebraska Cornhusker quarterback Tanner Lee is officially headed to the NFL draft.

In a note released on Twitter Thursday, Lee said he has decided to “pursue an opportunity that I feel is the best for myself and my family at this time.”

Lee thanked Coach Mike Riley and other coaches for the opportunity, and thanked Husker nation “for making it so special.”

“I will be a Husker for life. I was to wish Coach Frost and his staff the best of luck,” he added in the statement.

Lee was the starting quarterback for one season at Nebraska, in which the Huskers went 4-8.

He completed 246 of 428 passes for 3,123 yards, 23 touchdowns and 16 interceptions.