Florida State Legacy

One name that sounds familiar too many in college football was Jessie Hester Sr. He was one of the better receivers to ever play at Florida State. Well there is another Jessie Hester and he is trying to make college coaches take notice. He is a 6-foot-0 and175 pound receiver from Wellington (Fla.). Like his father Hester Jr. is know for his speed. He is one of the fastest receivers in the country.


The Insiders.com sat down with Hester, Jr. and here are some of the things he had to say. We asked him what who his inspiration was growing and Hester did not hesitate.

"My father was my biggest inspiration," he said. "I hope I can make the same kind of impact in college that he did."

Hester grew up a fan of former Florida State and current NFL standout Laveranues Coles.

"I look up to and admire the way Laveranues Coles plays football," Hester said. "He is not the biggest receiver but can he fly. That's who I would compare my game to most."

We asked assistant coach John King what he thought about his thoughts on his star receiver.

"Jessie runs great routes and can fly," he said. "Once he makes one move he is by the defensive back and it usually results in a long play."

Hester also brought up to us what his team and individual goals were this season.

"I would like for our team to have a winning season and my individual goal is to go to college and graduate,' he said.

Hester, who grew up a Florida State fan, will attend the Seminole football camp this summer.

The Palm Beach all-county receiver told me that the Seminoles lead over Florida, Miami, North Carolina State, Iowa and Pittsburgh.

As a junior in four games played, he caught 11 passes for 350 yards and five touchdowns.

Hester missed most of his senior season due to a broken foot.

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