Joining other expected Heisman Trophy candidates, University of Southern California junior wide receiver Marqise Lee took out a large insurance policy to protect his financial interests in the event of an injury, ESPN.com reported Thursday.
Lee's policy would pay him $10 million should he sustain a career-ending injury, according to the report.
ESPN.com indicated that Lee joined Louisville quarterback Teddy Bridgewater ($10 million) and South Carolina defensive end Jadeveon Clowney ($5 million) with large insurance policies, and that Texas A&M quarterback Johnny Manziel indicated he would get insurance.
Last season, Lee made 118 receptions for 1,721 yards -- both USC records -- and 14 touchdowns. NFL Draft Scout lists him as the No. 1 wide receiver prospect for the 2014 draft, and the No. 9 prospect overall.
Through two seasons with the Trojans, Lee owns or shares 22 team records, including most receiving yards a game (345 at Arizona last November).