Hall of Fame Athlete

Tommy Lee '63

Tommy Lee '63

  • Baseball, Football
  • Hall of Fame Class of 1995
Tommy Lee lettered four years each in football and baseball at Willamette. He later became head coach of the Bearcat football program (1974-81) and served as athletic director. He joins his brother, Calvin, into the WU athletic Hall of Fame. Tommy has coached football at the high school, college and professional level, after a one-year playing stint in the Canadian Football League (Ottawa, 1963). Tommy became the starting quarterback at Willamette as a freshman and the bracts were 23-10-1 under his direction, winning Northwest Conference titles in his first two seasons. The honor following his senior season cam in waves: first-team all-Northwest Conference; first-team all-NAIA District 2, AP Little All-Coast; UIP Little All-Coast (second team); honorable mention Little All-American; and first-team All-Methodist. In his four years, he completed 52 percent of his passes for 3197 yards and 32 touchdowns.
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