CAREER HONORS 2014 --Honorable Mention Big 12 Defensive Freshman of the Year (Coaches)
2014 (Click Here for Game-by-Game Statistics): Played in all 13 games and totaled 19 tackles, including 4.5 sacks, a forced fumble and a pass breakup... Recorded the most sacks by a true freshman in school history and the second most among all freshmen (true and redshirt)... His sack total was the most among all true freshmen in the Big 12 in 2014... Started the season off with two sacks against Stephen F. Austin, becoming the first true freshman under head coach Bill Snyder to record two sacks in a game... Also recorded sacks against Texas and Kansas, and a half sack at Iowa State... Registered a career-high four tackles against UTEP.
HIGH SCHOOL: Played for Blue Springs under head coach Kelly Donohoe... A two-time recipient of the Buck Buchanan Memorial Award, given to the best lineman or linebacker in the top two high school classes in Kansas or Missouri high school football in the Kansas City area... Is only the second two-time winner of the award... Selected as the Missouri Football Coaches' Association (MFCA) Class 6 Defensive Player of the Year, while he was a unanimous pick for the MFCA All-State squad in 2013... Also named first team all-state by the Missouri media in 2013 and was selected to the American Family Insurance All-USA Missouri Team... Named to the MaxPreps Junior All-American team in 2012... Was also a first team all-state honoree by both the coaches and media as a junior... A two-time Kansas City Star All-Metro honoree... Rated the 39th-best outside linebacker nationally by Scout.com and 41st by Rivals.com... Recorded 85 tackles, including 36 for loss and 12 sacks as a senior after collecting 71 tackles, 33.5 TFLs and 18.5 sacks in 2012... Teammate of K-State current defensive back Kaleb Prewett and running back Dalvin Warmack... Also participated in basketball, earning all-conference and all-district honors.
PERSONAL: Elijah James Lee was born February 8, 1996, in St. Joseph, Missouri... Son of Kevin Ginn and Sharon Lee... Has four siblings... Plans on majoring in business.