Jessie Hester biography

Jessie Hester

Wide receiver, American football player

1963 –


Who is Jessie Hester?

Jessie Lee Hester 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.

In his career, Hester played in 147 games and caught 373 receptions for 5,850 yards and 29 touchdowns.

After retiring from the NFL, Jessie returned home to Belle Glade, Florida to become the head football coach at his alma mater, Glades Central High School. He also owns a home in Wellington, Florida.

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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Jan 21, 1963
Belle Glade
  • United States of America
  • Florida State University
Lived in
  • Palm Beach
  • Belle Glade

on July 23, 2013

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