Jacob Hester is one of the most productive running backs in LSU history playing in four bowl games including the 2007 National Championship. Jacob was named a permanent team captain for the Tigers for the 2007 season and played in 52 games during his career, starting 29 times, 27 straight games at running back during his final two years with the Tigers.
Jacob's high degree of skill coupled with a great attitude and work ethic moved his teammates to vote for him to wear LSU's coveted #18 Jersey. It’s passed down every year to the Tiger that best represents leadership, maturity and poise, both on and off the field.
CAREER RUSHING HIGHS
Attempts: 28 vs. Arkansas, 2007
Yards: 126 vs. Arkansas , 2007
Touchdowns: 2, four times
Long: 87 vs. La. Tech, 2007
CAREER RECEIVING HIGHS
Attempts: 6 vs. Arizona, 2006
Yards: 53 vs. Arizona, 2006
Touchdowns: 1, seven times
Long: 38 vs. Arkansas, 2006
San Diego Chargers
In 2008, Jacob Hester was drafted by the San Diego Chargers in the 3rd round. Jacob played four seasons with the Bolts, starting at FB all four seasons. He also was a Team Captain on Special Teams, where he scored multiple touchdowns. Hester is also credited with having two blocked punts in his career. Jacob played in 65 games as a member of the San Diego Chargers.
On November 26, 2012, Hester signed with the Denver Broncos and had a break out game in Week 17, amassing a career-high 55 rushing yards on seven carries - a mark of nearly eight yards per attempt. He displayed agility and power, particularly on an 18-yard in the fourth quarter that punished multiple Kansas City defenders, helping the team secure the #1 Seed in the AFC going into the post season.
It all began for Jacob at Shreveport’s Evangel Christian Academy where he was a part of three State Championships and one National Title. He was Louisiana's top fullback in 2003 after earning Louisiana 5A Offensive MVP honors in 2002 ... Member of the Atlanta Journal-Constitution Super Southern 100 ... Rushed for 868 yards on 182 carries and 22 touchdowns en route to a 5A state championship game appearance in 2003 ... Made 47 catches for 523 yards and four touchdowns as a senior ... Earned 5A Offensive MVP honors after a stellar junior season, rushing for more than 1,593 yards on 222 attempts and 24 touchdowns spearheading the Eagles to the state title in 2002 ... Also caught 24 passes for 311 yards and two2 touchdowns in 2002 ... Member of two state championship teams ... Coached by Dennis Dunn.
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