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Statements On Vad Lee's Decision To Transfer

Jan. 3, 2014

THE FLATS – As widely reported Thursday evening, Georgia Tech sophomore quarterback Vad Lee will transfer to another school, head coach Paul Johnson confirmed.

Lee, a Durham (N.C.) native, redshirted the 2011 season, then served as the primary back-up to starter Tevin Washington in 2012. He started all 13 games as a sophomore in 2013, helping the Yellow Jackets to a 7-6 overall record and a 17th consecutive bowl game appearance.

Lee completed 45.6 percent (82-of-180) of his pass attempts for 1,561 yards, 11 touchdowns and 10 interceptions in 2013. He rushed 182 times for 513 yards and eight touchdowns.

Vad Lee:
“Making the decision to leave Georgia Tech was difficult for me. I am very close — and will continue to be close — with my teammates. I will also miss the overwhelming support I received the last three years from Yellow Jacket nation.

“I greatly appreciate the opportunity Coach Johnson gave me, as well the chance to work with coaches like Brian Bohannon and Bryan Cook. Thanks as well to (recruiting coordinator) Andy McCollum, who helped recruit me to Tech.

“My decision was also difficult because I know first-hand the talent coming back next season. I just felt that it is a good time for me to get a fresh start for my final two years of college.”

Head Coach Paul Johnson:
“Vad is a young man with high character and I appreciate all the work that he put into our program and to Georgia Tech during his three years here. This is a decision made by Vad and his family, and while you don’t like losing talented players, I wish nothing but the best for Vad in the future.”

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