Ball-hawking Alabama safety Robert Lester narrowly missed being credited with two interceptions in…
What A Difference A Year Can Make
In August of 2010, Robert Lester was known primarily as the man who had come from Foley High School with All-America wide receiver Julio Jones. By January, Lester had earned second team All-Southeastern Conference and second team All-America honors as he led the SEC and was second in the nation with eight interceptions. This year he's a pre-season candidate for the Bednarik and Nagurski awards for the nation's best defensive player and the Thorpe Award for the nation's best defensive back. Not only was Lester a first-year starter in the secondary, he was joined by rookie cornerbacks in Dre Kirkpatrick and Demarcus Milliner (Dee). It is understandable that Lester thinks the confidence level will be higher this year as he approaches his junior season. Lester, 6-2, 210, was sporting a bandaged ear following Wednesday morning's practice, the first of two Bama had scheduled; and the last two-a-day practice of fall camp...
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