Orville Lee

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Orville Lee
Born:April 4, 1964 (1964-04-04) (age 56)
Ocho Rios, Jamaica
Career information
StatusRetired
CFL status National
Position(s) RB
Height5 ft 11 in (180 cm)
Weight200 lb (91 kg)
College Simon Fraser Clan
CFL draft 1988 / Round: 1 / Pick: 1
Drafted by Ottawa Rough Riders
Career history
As player
1988–90 Ottawa Rough Riders
1990–91 Saskatchewan Roughriders
1992 Hamilton Tiger-Cats
CFL East All-Star1988
Awards

Orville Lee (born April 4, 1964, in Ocho Rios, Jamaica) is a retired Canadian Football League running back.

He was drafted by the Ottawa Rough Riders with the first overall pick in the 1988 CFL Draft from Simon Fraser University. In his rookie year he racked up 1075 rushing yards to lead the CFL becoming only the fifth Canadian (Normie Kwong, Gerry James, Bob Swift and Ron Stewart being the others) to accomplish that feat. He later played for the Saskatchewan Roughriders and Hamilton Tiger-Cats before retiring in 1992. [1] [2] His son, Jamall Lee was a member of the BC Lions.

He now runs a non-profit organization called Pathfinder Youth Center Society, for at Risk Kids in BC along with his wife Ruth Lee.

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References

  1. "Orville Lee - Running Back - 1988-92 - Simon Fraser". CFL Historical. Archived from the original on 2009-08-07. Retrieved 2009-03-15.
  2. Beamish, Mike (2007-08-16). "Back to the future". Vancouver Sun. Retrieved 2009-03-15.