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What A Difference A Year Can Make

Robert Lester

This time a year ago, there had to be a bit of concern about the safety spot alongside Mark Barron. Robert Lester, a third-year sophomore, was taking over for Justin Woodall, who had started every game in Bama's 2009 undefeated national championship season.

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...

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