Dee was a four-year letterwinner for the Crusader football team. He began his career as a defensive end and later ended up playing both ways. He “caught” a controversial pass against Syracuse which could have resulted in a 26-20 HC win in 1952, but officials ruled it incomplete. A year later, as a junior, Dee was the defensive star of the game against Dartmouth at Lynn’s Manning Bowl in the first college game ever televised in New England. Dee finished his Crusader career with 42 receptions for 414 yards and five TD’s. He led the 1954 team in receiving with 25 catches. After graduation he played 10 years of pro ball -- eight of those with the Boston Patriots. He was selected to four Pro Bowls. He died in 1979.