MESA, AZ – Yet another former Mesa football player has come up big on a national stage – this time quarterback Jaymason Lee.
Lee tossed a 49-yard touchdown pass to Tevin McKenzie with two minutes to play to lead Alabama A&M to a 37-36 victory over Alabama State before a crowd of 67,710 at Birmingham, Alabama's famed Legion Field to win the Magic City Classic, a game that was carried nationally on ESPN U.
In the game, Lee was 19-35 for 319 yards and three TDs. He has 13 touchdown passes for the year, having completed 95 of 196 throws for 1651 yards and only four interceptions.
Lee helped lead the revival of the Mesa program in 2012. He, and quarterback Blake Kemp, along with new head coach Ryan Felker in their first year together, directed the T-Birds to a Valley of the Sun Bowl berth and 6-5 record after MCC had gone 7-34 in the previous four years combined.
Lee was injured at the start of that season, and split QB duties with Kemp who is now at East Carolina. Still, he went 91-181 and 1213 yards and seven TD passes.