Lester Hayes Speaker Profile
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Lester Hayes Biography
Lester Hayes was born January 22, 1955 and is a former professional American football player for the National Football League Oakland/LA Raiders.
Hayes was commonly referred to as "Lester the Molester" (a nickname he detested) and "the Judge." A big Star Wars fan, during pregame interviews for Super Bowl XVIII he declared himself the "only true Jedi" in the NFL. He was known for his "bump and run" coverage style, and for using Stickum before it was banned in a rule bearing his name.
In college, he became an All-American Safety at Texas A&M. Hayes was converted to cornerback after being drafted by the Raiders in 1977. Hayes was a member of two Raiders championship teams (1980, 1983), and was a five-time Pro Bowler (1980-1984).
In 1980 Hayes led the NFL with 13 interceptions and was named AP Defensive Player of the Year and the NEA Defensive Player of the Year. He retired after the 1986 season with a total of 39 interceptions, a Raider record shared with Hall of Famer Willie Brown. He is eligible for enshrinement in the Professional Football Hall of Fame, and in 2007 was chosen amongst 26 semi-finalists.
Hayes was a lifelong stutterer until well into his professional career. He tended to stay quiet, rather than draw attention to his condition. For this reason, he was often looked upon as not very smart, but after successful treatment, people "couldn't shut him up," according to former Raiders coach John Madden, and it was revealed that Hayes was an articulate, intelligent man. At autograph signings, he maintains a constant flow of chatter, entertaining his fans with his wit and style.
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Posted on 18 January 2013 | 3:20 pm
Oakland Raiders legend Lester Hayes will be making an Appearance at the Fremont, California Walmart store this coming weekend. Hayes, often referred to as "The Judge" was a five-time Pro Bowler who spent his entire 10-year NFL career with the Raiders and helped lead the team to two Super Bowl victories. The Texas native will be meeting with fans and signing autographs at the store...[Read More]
Posted on 18 November 2012 | 8:45 pm
Oakland Raiders great Lester Hayes will be meeting with fans and signing autographs at the Chico, California Walmart located at 2044 Forest Avenue over Thanksgiving weekend, beginning November 23 through the 26th starting at 3 p.m. The former cornerback spent his entire 10-year NFL career with the Raiders and was affectionately referred to as "the Judge" and also as "Lester the...[Read More]
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