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Former Alabama Safety Robert Lester Posts Photo Of All 8 Championship Rings He Won

Despite not being taken in the 2013 NFL Draft, former Alabama safety Robert Lester has found his place in the league and currently plays for the Carolina Panthers after contributing to last season’s playoff team. But just because he’s achieved success in the pros doesn’t mean he mean he’s forgotten where he came from. Sunday night, Lester posted a photo of the eight championship...
Via College Spun
June 01, 2014  |  Discuss

Panthers will rely on undrafted rookie S Lester

Panthers safety Robert Lester said he isn't angry at the teams that passed him over in the NFL draft. He is anxious to show them he belongs in the league. Lester will get that opportunity Sunday when he makes his professional starting debut against Eli Manning and the Giants. Lester, who started 40 games at Alabama and helped the Crimson Tide to three BCS national championships...
Via AP on Fox
September 20, 2013  |  Discuss

Texas A&M vs. Alabama: Breakdown of Johnny Manziel vs. Alabama’s Defense

Last year’s Texas A&M vs. Alabama matchup was the defining game of the season. It gave eventual national champion Alabama Crimson Tide their only loss of the year and potentially the motivational boost they needed to finish off a tremendous season. It gave Kevin Sumlin and Texas A&M their first SEC signature win, showing that not only does A&M belong in the SEC,...
Via Optimum Scouting
September 12, 2013  |  Discuss

Most intriguing SEC players at the NFL Combine

To any outsider, you now understand why most good high school players want a chance to prove themselves at the SEC. If you're good - and good enough to go pro - then you might get invited to the NFL Combine. 74 SEC players were asked to come. Thanks to Gamedayr for the list, without which this article wouldn't have made it up here. Alabama (10) Quinton Dial, DE DJ Fluker...
Via SEC Football Blog
February 11, 2013  |  Discuss

Lester still learning from Saban

MOBILE, Ala. - Robert Lester learned plenty from Nick Saban over his time at Alabama, and now even after, he's still realizing how much he was taught by the championship coach. At the Senior Bowl, Lester took some time to explain it to FOX Sports NEXT.
Via profootball.scout.com
January 25, 2013  |  Discuss

Senior Bowl: South Practice Page

A daily breakdown of Senior Bowl practice from the South squad.(Name/Pos/School/Ht/Wt/Hand/Arm) Robert Alford DB Southeastern La. 5097 186 9.38 31.38 Mon: Alford looks the part and has the underlying ability but struggled today. He got smoked early on by Terrance Williams and just seemed to do a lot of chasing rather than play making. Tues:Wed:Marc Anthony DB California 5113 191...
Via draftinsider.net
January 21, 2013  |  Discuss

Time to step up

Alabama's secondary, a unit that was expected to see major drop off after losing key players to the NFL last year, is losing more veterans this year in Dee Milliner and Robert Lester. So which youngsters will take on bigger roles?
Via alabama.scout.com
January 14, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Key Players to the 2013 BCS National Championship Game

By now, even casual college football fans know the names of guys like Manti Te’o, A.J. McCarron and Robert Lester, and the important role they’ll play in Monday night’s BCS National Championship Game. But as we’ve seen so many times before, championships aren’t always won because of big contributions from star players, but instead unheralded role players stepping up...
Via Bloguin Best
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Five Key Players to the 2013 BCS National Championship Game

By now, even casual college football fans know the names of guys like Manti Te’o, A.J. McCarron and Robert Lester, and the important role they’ll play in Monday night’s BCS National Championship Game. But as we’ve seen so many times before, championships aren’t always won because of big contributions from star players, but instead unheralded role players stepping up...
Via Crystal Ball Run
January 07, 2013  |  Discuss

Alabama once again gets a 2nd chance at title shot

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Alabama players don't even have to leave their couches to be one of the big winners in college football's national championship sweepstakes. The second-ranked Crimson Tide (10-1, 7-0 Southeastern Conference) has benefited the past two years from a pair of late-season upsets by other teams, proving that patience is sometimes as important as perfection...
Via Fox Sports South
November 19, 2012  |  Discuss

Lester: "I wish I could play again"

Alabama safety Robert Lester wishes he could play Texas A&M again, but understands that in order to progress, he must be more focused and help push his team forward so they can be in the best position possible at season's end.
Via alabama.scout.com
November 14, 2012  |  Discuss

Scouting Notebook: Alabama’s Defensive Struggles, Top Junior RBs, General Scouting Notes, Top ...

In this edition of the Scouting Notebook, our own Alex Brown takes a look at how the Alabama Defense struggled in their upset loss to Texas A&M, and how one player may shoulder most of the blame.Also, we'll preview the top junior running backs that could declare for the 2013 NFL Draft, get some general scouting notes from across the country, and preview the Top 10 Non...
Via Optimum Scouting
November 12, 2012  |  Discuss

Balance "critical" to Alabama's success

Safety Robert Lester said after the Tennessee game that Alabama won't find its identity until the end of the season. That may be, but as of right now, this team is showing that being balanced on both sides of the ball will be a part of it.
Via alabama.scout.com
October 23, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Positional Rankings-Safetys

1. Eric Reid, LSU Grade-1st Round 2. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas Grade-1st Round 3. TJ McDonald, USC Grade-1st Round 4.  Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma Grade-2nd Round 5. Bacarri Rambo, Georgia Grade-2nd Round 6. Duke Williams, Nevada Grade3rd Round 7. Robert Lester, Alabama Grade-3rd Round 8.  Shawn Williams, Georgia Grade-3rd Round 9.  CJ Barnett, Ohio State Grade-3rd Round...
Via Draft Board Insider
October 04, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 1 Alabama faces Rebels' no-huddle offense

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. (AP) -- Maybe the huddles have been holding teams back against No. 1 Alabama. The Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) faces Mississippi and Hugh Freeze's uptempo, no-huddle offense Saturday night, at least presenting Alabama's defense with a different- challenge. So far, nobody has mustered much offense or presented much of a problem against...
Via Fox Sports South
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 1 Alabama faces Rebels' no-huddle offense

Maybe the huddles have been holding teams back against No. 1 Alabama. The Crimson Tide (4-0, 1-0 Southeastern Conference) faces Mississippi and Hugh Freeze's uptempo, no-huddle offense Saturday night , at least presenting Alabama's defense with a different- challenge. So far, nobody has mustered much offense or presented much of a problem against Alabama. Now, it's...
Via AP on Fox
September 28, 2012  |  Discuss

Lester Communicates For Tide Defense

Safety Robert Lester has ascended in the Nick Saban system to a position of leadership in the secondary. The three-year starter embodies all the attributes required to absorb the complex schemes employed by the Alabama staff.
Via alabama.scout.com
September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 1 Bama showcasing depth, not flashy stats

Alabama's best players won't be found anywhere near the top of the Southeastern Conference in rushing, receiving, tackles or sacks. The top-ranked Crimson Tide is spreading the wealth widely so far, partly because it has been able to substitute heavily in four straight blowouts. Coach Nick Saban says this Alabama team ''doesn't have as many defined stars as...
Via AP on Fox
September 24, 2012  |  Discuss

Alabama's Fowler to have knee surgery

Alabama running back Jalson Fowler is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Coach Nick Saban said Monday Fowler will undergo surgery on his left knee. He didn't elaborate on the nature of the injury. Fowler is second on the top-ranked Crimson Tide with 85 yards on 11 carries. He was injured in the Western Kentucky game last Saturday. The 245-pounder also...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Alabama's Fowler to undergo knee surgery

TUSCALOOSA, Ala. -- Alabama running back Jalson Fowler is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Coach Nick Saban said Monday Fowler will undergo surgery on his left knee. He didn't elaborate on the nature of the injury. Fowler is second on the top-ranked Crimson Tide with 85 yards on 11 carries. He was injured in the Western Kentucky game last Saturday...
Via Fox Sports South
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

No. 1 Alabama's Fowler to undergo knee surgery

Alabama running back Jalson Fowler is expected to miss the rest of the season with a knee injury. Coach Nick Saban said Monday Fowler will undergo surgery on his left knee. He didn't elaborate on the nature of the injury. Fowler is second on the top-ranked Crimson Tide with 85 yards on 11 carries. He was injured in the Western Kentucky game last Saturday. The 245-pounder also...
Via AP on Fox
September 10, 2012  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Robert Lester, Tavarres King,Gene Chizik, and more.

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.) The Safety Dance. Alex Scarborough profiles Alabama safety Robert Lester. (ESPN Tide Nation) The King of Athens.  Mark Weiszer profiles Georgia wideout Tavarres King. (The Athens Banner-Herald) Here's Johnny!  Suzanne Halliburton profiles...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
September 07, 2012  |  Discuss

Michigan, Alabama aiming to make big statements

The Michigan Wolverines have reclaimed their confidence, something Alabama did shortly after Nick Saban landed in Tuscaloosa and started winning national titles. The eighth-ranked Wolverines have already earned some preseason acclaim going into Saturday night's opening showdown with the similarly pedigreed and second-ranked Crimson Tide at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington, Texas...
Via Fox Sports
August 31, 2012  |  Discuss

Covering Dixie Like Mildew: Zach Mettenberger, Mark Richt, Robert Lester, and more.

(Covering Dixie Like Mildew is the SWRT roundup of SEC news, with the occasional pesky Southern school from another conference.) Cutting the cord. Mississippi State severs ties with an unnamed "rogue booster" over an alleged incident of  "impermissible contact" with a prospective student-athlete." (AP via SI.com) Please Remember Me.  LSU starting...
Via Shirts With Random Triangles
August 29, 2012  |  Discuss

2013 NFL Draft Expanded Positional Rankings-Safetys

1. Eric Reid, LSU Grade-1st Round 2. Kenny Vaccaro, Texas Grade-1st Round 3. TJ McDonald, USC Grade-1st Round 4.  Tony Jefferson, Oklahoma Grade-2nd Round 5. Bacarri Rambo, Georgia Grade-2nd Round 6. Matt Elam, Florida Grade-2nd Round 7. Robert Lester, Alabama Grade-2nd Round 8. DeVonte Holloman, South Carolina Grade-3rd Round 9.  CJ Barnett, Ohio State Grade-3rd Round...
Via Draft Board Insider
August 28, 2012  |  Discuss
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