Jacob Hester life and biography

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Jacob Hester biography

Date of birth : 1985-05-08
Date of death : -
Birthplace : Shreveport, Louisiana, United States
Nationality : American
Category : Sports
Last modified : 2010-09-17
Credited as : Football player NFL, fullback for the San Diego Chargers, Super Bowl/NFL Draft player

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Jacob Troy Hester born May 8, 1985 in Shreveport, Louisiana is a Fullback for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chargers in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State University.

Hester's career

So good was the platoon of Jacob Hester and Mike Tolbert late last season that the duo became a fixture in the offensive backfield, often taking turns at both tailback and fullback, trading places one play at a time. The results were all positive as the two helped the Chargers close the season on an 11-game win streak.

When Chargers GM A.J. Smith traded up in the 2008 NFL Draft to land Hester, one of the traits that he found most appealing was Hester’s willingness to 'do it all.' He brings that same work ethic to the Chargers’ special teams where Hester has become one of San Diego’s top performers. He scored two special teams touchdowns in 2009 and deflected a punt in the Chargers' Wild Card Playoff game against New York that led to a late touchdown.Hester married the former Katie Tilley on July 28, 2007.

He proposed to her outside War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock, Arkansas, in 2006, moments after LSU had beaten the Razorbacks, 31-26. Hester kept his nerves that day by sticking to his traditional pregame ritual of listening to his favorite Elvis Presley CD. Katie is the niece of former St. Louis Cardinals standout wide receiver Pat Tilley and Hester is a distant cousin of Hall of Fame quarterback Terry Bradshaw. The young couple had their first child in September ’09, a son named Jackson.

TRANSACTION HISTORY: Drafted by Chargers in third round (69th overall), April 27, 2008...signed four-year contract, July 21, 2008.

2009: Oct. 4 at PIT, stripped Stefan Logan of PR and scored TD on 41-yard return...Game Ball Oct. 25 at KC after blocking punt and recovering in end zone for TD, Chargers’ first punt block TD since ’99...TD-saving tackle at four-yard line after INT in NYG game Nov.8...defense held Giants to FG on ensuing drive, enabling offense to assemble GW TD drive for 21-20 win...tipped late 4Q punt in Wild Card vs. NYJ, helping offense score TD to trim deficit to 17-14.

2008: First-career NFL TD in 4Q of NBC SNF vs. IND Nov. 23…took direct snap on fake punt for season-long 28-yard run and first down vs. ATL Nov. 30…first-career start Dec. 4 vs. OAK...helped paveway for 167 yards rushing in Jan. 3 Wild Card vs. IND…four-yard TFL on fake punt in Jan. 11 AFC Divisional Playoff game at PIT.

COLLEGE: Second-team All-SEC as senior…starter on 2007 National Championship team...fumbled just once in 364 career carries while rushing for 1,780 yards...Sporting News and SEC POW after GW TD on 4th-and-goal and first-career 100-yard game in win over No. 9 Florida, Oct. 6, 2007…played at LSU from 2004-07…sports studies major.

PERSONAL: Born in Shreveport, Louisiana…state 5A Offensive MVP as junior at Evangel Christian High School in Shreveport…lead team to back-to-back state titles in 2002-03…scored 26 TDs each during junior and senior seasons.

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