Zephrini Lee (born June 17, 1963) is a former American football player who played three seasons in the National Football League with the Denver Broncos and Los Angeles Raiders. He was drafted by the Los Angeles Raiders in the ninth round of the 1986 NFL Draft. He played college football at the University of Southern California and attended Abraham Lincoln High School in San Francisco, California. Lee was also a member of the  Saskatchewan Roughriders, Sacramento Attack, Arizona Rattlers and Miami Hooters.
Professional career Edit
Los Angeles Raiders Edit
Lee was selected by the Los Angeles Raiders with the 246th pick in the 1986 NFL Draft.
He spent the  1986 season on the injured reserve list. He was released by the Raiders after the teams third preseason game in 1987.
Denver Broncos Edit
Lee signed with the Denver Broncos as a replacement player during the 1987 NFL players' strike and played in one game for the team before being released.
Los Angeles Raiders Edit
Lee then signed with the Los Angeles Raiders and played in the final two replacement games.
 He remained on the team after the strike was over and converted to  safety late in the season. He played in 21 games, starting seven, as a safety from 1988 to 1989.  Lee was released by the Raiders on July 23, 1991. 
Saskatchewan Roughriders Edit
Lee spent time on the Saskatchewan Roughriders' practice roster in 1992.
Sacramento Attack Edit
Lee played for the Sacramento Attack during the
Arizona Rattlers Edit
Lee played for the Arizona Rattlers in 1994.
The Rattlers won  ArenaBowl VIII against the Orlando Predators on September 2, 1994. 
Miami Hooters Edit
Lee played for the Miami Hooters during the
Personal life Edit
Lee earned his
master's degree from the University of Regina. His son Ira Lee is currently ranked in the class of 2017 ESPN Top 100 basketball players in the nation.
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Dufresne, Chris (July 24, 1991). "PRO FOOTBALL : DAILY REPORT : RAIDERS : Tackle Wilkerson Is Signed". . Archived from Los Angeles Times the original on November 13, 2015 . https://web.archive.org/web/20151113170027/http://articles.latimes.com/1991-07-24/sports/sp-227_1_raiders-signed-offensive . Retrieved November 13, 2015. ↑
Patton, Robes (May 12, 1995). "Recalling Legend Of Troy". . Archived from Sun-Sentinel the original on November 13, 2015 . https://web.archive.org/web/20151113171028/http://articles.sun-sentinel.com/1995-05-12/sports/9505110761_1_arena-football-league-94-yard-marcus-allen . Retrieved November 13, 2015.
"No joshin', Rider fans now have a Martyr". canada.com. May 26, 2007. Archived from the original on November 13, 2015 . https://web.archive.org/web/20151113171237/http://www.canada.com/story_print.html?id=ea84b363-8687-41c4-88f7-01c1d06b4179&sponsor= . Retrieved November 13, 2015. ↑
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"Zeph Lee". arenafan.com . http://www.arenafan.com/players/Zeph_Lee-954/ . Retrieved November 13, 2015.
"ArenaBowl VIII". arenafan.com . http://www.arenafan.com/statistics/?page=boxscore&gameid=225 . Retrieved November 13, 2015. ↑
Pascoe, Bruce. "Ira Lee considers Arizona home — a positive sign for UA basketball". tucson.com . https://web.archive.org/web/20160922142532/http://tucson.com/sports/arizonawildcats/basketball/ira-lee-considers-arizona-home-a-positive-sign-for-ua/article_80e664a2-83b7-54cf-8c32-ab944e1855a3.html . Retrieved September 22, 2016.
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