Chipley's Amp Lee will soon be Hall of Famer

Published: Friday, August 8, 2014 at 01:03 PM.

TALLAHASSEE— Former Chipley High School standout Amp Lee will be inducted into the Athletics Hall of Fame at Florida State University on Sept. 5, it was announced recently.

Lee will be among seven new members introduced the night before the season-opening home game of the 2014 football season against The Citadel.

He will be joined by 2004 national softball Player of the Year Jessica van der Linden Boulware, top tackler in Seminole football history Aaron Carter, pioneer in women’s athletic Harlien Johnson, one of FSU’s greatest swimmers Sara Linke Valentine, baseball star Jeremy Morris and Moore-Stone Award winner Russ Morcom.

Lee came to Florida State on a football scholarship in 1989 from Chipley and during three seasons became one of the best, and most popular running backs in FSU history.

FSU coaches recognized immediately that Lee’s unique running style and sure-handed receiving ability would fit perfectly into the Seminole’s system. Lee was remarkably elusive using quick cuts and shifty moves.

Lee totaled 290 yards rushing and 272 receiving as a true freshman on FSU’s 10-2 Fiesta Bowl champion team in 1989. He scored long touchdowns both the first time he rushed the football and the first time he caught a pass.

He had a breakout season as a sophomore gaining 825 yards on 158 carries and was voted MVP of the inaugural Blockbuster Bowl following FSU’s 24-17 win over Penn State.



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