During his career, Jimmy Lee proved himself to be an outstanding pass catcher and shattered all Hampden-Sydney receiving records during his career. He still ranks among the school's top-five leaders in career receptions, with 122, and in receiving yards, with 1,474. As a sophomore, he established a new school record for receptions, with 42, and receiving yards, with 485. He broke both records the next season with 45 receptions and 564 yards.
Lee had a career game as a sophomore, setting two records which still stand. He caught ten passes, a mark which has since been equaled three times but never surpassed. He also recorded 200 receiving yards in that game, a record that still stands. Also a solid baseball player, Lee served as team captain and was named MVP as a senior.
Lee was awarded the Gammon Cup at his graduation in 1968. Lee and his wife Charlene live in Richmond, where he is the president of IOS Associates, Inc., a computer consulting and support company.