20 Dante Lee

Dante Lee Ohio State
usaUnited States
Dayton, OH
High School
Current Team
Ohio State
1989, 1990, 1991, 1992

Major: Sports and Leisure Studies (1992), Recreation Education (1991), Undecided (1989-90)

Jersey #: 5 (1991-92), 20 (1989-90)

Weight: 185 (1991-92), 180 (1990), 175 (1989)

1992 Media Guide: Lee returns to tailback this year after a year at wide receiver … darting, elusive runner with great acceleration … will augment the running game and is also a fine pass receiver coming out of the backfield … played in ten games in 1991, but for a total of only 44 minutes … missed several days of practice in September due to the death of his grandmother and never seemed to settle into a rhythm at wide receiver … finished the year with four receptions for 56 yards and also had nine yards rushing on a pair of reverses … moved back to running back in the spring, but sprained his ankle in the second week and missed the rest of spring ball … can be a very effective weapon late in the game because of his quickness … averaged 17.4 yard per kickoff return in 1991.

1991 Media Guide: A top reserve and part-time starter at tailback the past two years … Lee will divide his team between running back and flanker this fall … a talented athlete who should really help the Buckeyes’ receiving corps once he familiarizes himself with his new position … darting, elusive runner who will be very difficult to cover one-on-one … one of the quickest players on the team … carried the ball just 14 times last year and had 53 yards and one TD … had one catch for nine yards in 1990 … second on the team in kickoff returns with 344 yards on 18 returns.

1990 Media Guide: A leading candidate to succeed Carlos Snow … OSU’s third leading rusher last year with 503 yards and six touchdowns … the Buckeyes’ quickest back … his average of 6.1 yards per carry was tops among the OSU backs … exciting, darting type runner with a variety of spin moves … the only true OSU freshman to see any action on offense last year … became the No. 2 tailback after Jaymes Bryant was hurt … has added 10 pounds since last year in an effort to become more physical … very effective coming off the bench because of his quickness … also a good receiver and
an exciting kick returner.

1989: Had his best day against Northwestern, rushing for 157 yards and three touchdowns … also had three other games with 90 or more yards … started the Michigan game.

1989 Media Guide: Has the strength to go inside and the speed to turn the corner … runs a 4.4 40-yard dash.

HIGH SCHOOL: An AP special mention and UPI honorable mention all-state selection his senior year … Dayton Area Player of the Year as a senior … rushed for 1,228 yards and 23 touchdowns as a senior … career totals of 2,850 and 35, respectively … earned four letters in football and track, and served as a captain on both squads … has 10.9 speed in the 100-meter dash.

PERSONAL: Hobby is drawing, especially cartoons, and dancing … nickname is “Quick”.


SeasonTeamGGSRush AttRush YdsRush AvgRush TDTgtRecRec YdsRec AvgRec TDLngFumLostFRKRKR YdsKR AvgKR TD
1989Ohio State121835036.16NA44711.8044210716123.00
1990Ohio State12012484.004199.01121001834400
1991Ohio State100294.50645614.00241011119100