Robert Lester was recently inducted into the Foley High School Hall of Fame.
Mr. Lester is a 2008 graduate of Foley High School where he played football and basketball for the Lions. Robert was an all-star basketball player for the Lions, performing at top levels for three years on the varsity.
He was an all-state defensive back for Coach Todd Watson and received a scholarship to the University of Alabama.
While at the University of Alabama, Mr. Lester was one of the top defensive backs in the SEC and the country, earning many accolades for his play for the Crimson Tide.
He was a member of two national championship teams during his career at Alabama and entered the draft after his senior season.
Mr. Lester played several years for the Carolina Panthers and the Tennessee Titans before moving on to other interests.
Mr. Lester has been long known for his support of Foley Elementary School and its students during his time in college and early years in the NFL – giving back to his community.
Accepting the award on Mr. Lester’s behalf were Joanne Schultz, Rosaline Schultz, and Josephine Williams.