|Born:||January 21, 1963|
Belle Glade, Florida
|NFL draft||1985 / Round: 1 / Pick 23|
|1985–1987||Los Angeles Raiders|
|1994–1995||Los Angeles/St. Louis Rams|
Jessie Lee Hester (born January 21, 1963 in Belle Glade, Florida) is a former professional American football wide receiver who played 11 years in the National Football League for the Los Angeles Raiders, the Atlanta Falcons, the Indianapolis Colts, and the St. Louis Rams from 1985 to 1995.
He played college football at Florida State University. He finished his college career with 107 catches for 2,100 yards and 21 touchdowns. He was a taken with the 23rd pick in the 1st Round of the 1985 NFL Draft.
In his career, Hester played in 147 games and caught 373 receptions for 5,850 yards and 29 touchdowns.
On December 17, 2010, Hester was fired from his position of Head Coach at Glades Central High School after guiding the team to a record of 36-4 over three seasons. Hester had led the Raiders to the playoffs for three consecutive years and appearances in two consecutive state championship games, which they lost. In 2011, he went 3-7 as head football coach at Suncoast High School.
Author Bryan Mealer's book "Muck City" focuses on Hester's life in Belle Glade and the 2010 Glades Central Raiders team he coached. The book was released in October 2012.
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