Jamall Lee was selected third overall by the BC Lions in the 2009 CFL Draft. However, he held off on signing opting instead to join the NFL's Carolina Panthers.
Lee was cut following the Panthers training camp and was not offered a chance to join the practice squad after Carolina claimed ex-Packer Tyrell Sutton from waivers.
His speed broke the Evaluation Camp 40-yard dash record with a stunning 4.39.
In four years for the Bishop's Gaiters, Lee ran for 4,296 yard,s making him the Quebec University Football League's all-time leading rusher. Lee's collegiate performance earned him the ability to be the only Canadian to play in the prestigious Texas vs. the Nation game.
Wally Buono, the GM and head coach for the Lions said of the signing, "He has the size, speed, and skill to help us in a number of areas and I look forward to seeing him on the field as a Lion."
Lee's speed and obvious talent should be a great counter to Martell Mallett's 1,127 yard effort this season.