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Bishops RB Lee signs contract with Carolina Panthers

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TSN.ca Staff
4/27/2009 9:38:57 AM
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TORONTO - Canadian Jamall Lee is getting a shot at the NFL.

The Bishop's Gaiters running back has signed as a free agent with the Carolina Panthers, Bishop's announced Monday.

"I'm excited to take my game to the next level," Lee said in a statement.

The Panthers have not officially announced the signing.

According to Bishop's, Lee was signed Sunday night after being bypassed the NFL draft over the weekend.

"I'm pleased to see that Jamall has gotten this opportunity," Gaiters head coach Leroy Blugh said. "He is a great young man with exceptional ability."

The six-foot-one, 225-pound native of Port Coquitlam, B.C., is the son of former CFL star Orville Lee.

Jamall Lee caught the eye of NFL scouts after posting a 40-yard dash time of 4.39 seconds at the CFL combine.

The younger Lee was Canadian university football's rushing leader with 1,202 yards on 182 carries (6.6 yards per carry, 150 yards per game) and 10 touchdowns last season.

He holds the Quebec University Football League career records for rushing yards (4,296) and rushing touchdowns (35), as well as the records for yards in a season (1,496 in 2007) and a single game (391 on Sept. 20, 2008).

Lee will report to the Panthers mini-camp later this week.

Jamall Lee (Photo: CFL.ca)

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