Former Penn State Linebacker Sean Lee to Retire After 11 Seasons with the Dallas Cowboys

By Vincent Lungaro on April 26, 2021 at 5:34 pm
Dec 15, 2019; Arlington, TX, USA; Dallas Cowboys outside linebacker Sean Lee (50) sacks Los Angeles Rams quarterback Jared Goff (16) in the third quarter at AT&T Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Tim Heitman-USA TODAY Sports
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Penn State great Sean Lee is expected to announce his retirement from the NFL later this week.

The former 'Linebacker U' star is calling it a career after 11 seasons with the Dallas Cowboys. Though he dealt with a number of injuries throughout his time in Dallas, Lee finishes eighth in franchise history in total tackles (802).

One of the key leaders of the Cowboys defense, Lee was a two-time pro bowler, and was named an All-Pro selection in 2016.

"To say the injuries were frustrating would be an understatement, but the support I received through them all was humbling and the lessons I learned battling adversity will last a lifetime," Lee told ESPN. There are always regrets, but I'm proud of what I was able to accomplish and I leave this game grateful."

Before being drafted by Dallas in the second round of the 2010 NFL Draft, Lee was a standout performer for the Nittany Lions. He was a two-time All-Big Ten selection (2007, 2008) and a team captain in 2009. 

He ranks fourth in Penn State history in career tackles (325).

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