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Report: Former Penn State Football Linebacker Sean Lee To Retire

Former Penn State football star Sean Lee’s NFL career has come to a close, according to a report Monday by ESPN’s Todd Archer.

Lee played all 11 of his seasons in the NFL with the Dallas Cowboys. He was selected by Dallas with the No. 55 overall pick of the 2010 NFL Draft after an impressive five-year career in Happy Valley. The Pittsburgh native left Penn State with 313 total tackles, 11 sacks, and three interceptions. Lee was named second-team All-Big Ten twice, including his junior campaign in which he made 138 tackles.

The linebacker missed the 2008 season with an ACL tear, but was still elected a captain by his teammates during his final two years in the blue and white.

Lee was forced to deal with injuries throughout his professional career, including yet another ACL tear in 2014. Despite that, he managed a productive career with the Cowboys at linebacker. He was named to the Pro Bowl in 2015 and 2016, and was named First-Team All-Pro after a 2016 season in which he racked up 145 tackles and recovered a fumble.

Outside of his individual accomplishments throughout his career, Lee helped Penn State to wins in the Alamo Bowl and Capital One Bowl. The Nittany Lions finished with a 22-4 record over the course of the two seasons he was a captain.

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Will Pegler

Will is a junior majoring in digital and print journalism and is an associate editor for Onward State. He is from Darien, Connecticut and is a lifelong Penn State football fan. He loves a good 80's comedy movie, Peaky Blinders, The Office, and the New York Yankees and Giants. You can catch some of his ridiculous sports takes on his Twitter @gritdude and yell at him on his email [email protected]

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