(Full name: Lee Alfred Wheeler III) ... Switched to offense in
the spring, Wheeler is hopeful of pushing for playing time at wide
receiver ? Underwent surgery to repair the ACL in his left
knee last fall and was limited throughout spring ball, but should
be ready for fall camp ? Came to Tennessee as a defensive back,
but made the switch to offense after redshirting last fall ?
Coach Washington's evaluation: "Lee is a bit of an unknown
at receiver right now, but he is a very talented athlete.?
? Born: Nov. 20, 1981.
2000 - Redshirted ...
HIGH SCHOOL - A PrepStar All-America selection ... Was the two-time Class 3A Defensive Player of the Year in Arizona ... An All-State selection at both quarterback and defensive back his senior year ... Had a 95-yard touchdown run against Globe HS in the conference championship game ... Helped lead his team to the state semifinals in each of his three years as a starter ... Second on his team in tackles and picked off two passes and returned both for touchdowns ... Wheeler was also named Offensive Player of the Year in his conference for his play at quarterback ... He ran 76 times for 910 yards and threw for 828 more yards for 14 total touchdowns ... Named All-Region and All-District during his junior and senior seasons ... As a junior, he made 62 tackles with five interceptions ... Coach at Coolidge High School: John Kashner.