Kameron Lee receives Academic All-American honors at Capital


COLUMBUS — Former Lehman Catholic standout Kameron Lee always understood why he was at Capital University.

To excel in the classroom.

Football was just something that came along with it.

And the son of Kris and Peg Lee did exactly that.

Recently, he was named an NCCAA Division III Academic All America second-team selection.

“That was something I always emphasized,” Lee said about the classroom. “That is something my parents always emphasized. I knew I had a pretty high GPA (9.3). I am planning on going to grad school, so I wanted to have a high GPA. But, I guess it was a surprise (to be named an Academic All-American).”

This is Lee’s third award of the postseason as he was already named All-OAC Honorable Mention and CoSIDA Academic All-District First Team this season alone.

Lee adds his name to a prestigious list of Capital University football players as he is the 10th football player — and first since Nate Nasrallah in 2012 — to earn either Scholar or Academic All-America status.

Further adding his name to the Capital record books, Kameron becomes the school’s 43rd Scholar or Academic All-American.

While Capital finished 2-8 this season, Lee has no regrets.

“During the season, I thought there were some games we could have gotten,” Lee said. “But, in the end, I was happy with the season. Really I was happy with everything I did at Capital. I was able to stay healthy and play in all 10 games. It has been a great experience here at Capital, both on and off the field.

On the field this season, Lee served as a top-choice wide receiver and as the team’s punter.

In the punting game, Lee was summoned 60 times and racked up a total of 2,212 punting yards (36.87 yards-per-punt). His long traveled 58 yards and five of his punts sailed 50 or more yards this season. He managed 12 punts that pinned the opponent inside the 20-yard line and induced 13 fair catches.

In addition to his punting responsibilities, Lee was the go-to man in the receiving game. He led the team in catches (35) and was second on the team in both yards (497) and touchdowns (4).

In his career, Lee finished with 4,775 punting yards (126 punts) and pinned 27 punts inside the opponent 20-yard line. In the receiving game, Lee finished with 1,132 yards and 14 touchdowns. In addition to his All-OAC Honorable Mention selection this season, Lee also earned All-Conference Team honors as a junior.

Aside from his academics and football successes, Kam has been involved and influential on campus and throughout the community.

At Capital, Kam is a resident assistant, a ministry leader and organization chair for Capital Young Life, a member of the Student-Athlete Advisory Committee, a bible study leader, and a member of the Football Leadership Council both as a junior and senior.

Away from Capital, Kam is a volunteer with the Second and Seven Foundation, Meals on Wheels, Third and Goal Foundation, and the 22nd Street Cookies Foundation. Additionally, Kam has recently served as a Direct Service Provider with Ability Matters Ohio where has helped provide intervention services for individuals with developmental disabilities.

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