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Aaron Hester
DB #39
Height:
6-1
Weight:
207
College:
UCLA
Hometown:
Los Angeles, CA
Experience:
1

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Biography

After entering the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent out of UCLA with the Denver Broncos in 2013, Hester joins the Lions this season and will compete for a cornerback spot in the team’s secondary.

TRANSACTIONS

  • Signed by the Detroit Lions as a free agent on April 21, 2014.
  • Released by the Broncos on August 31, 2013.
  • Signed by the Denver Broncos as an undrafted rookie free agent on April 27, 2013.

PRO
After entering the NFL as an undrafted rookie free agent out of UCLA with the Denver Broncos in 2013, Hester joins the Lions this season and will compete for a cornerback spot in the team’s secondary.

2013: Participated in the Denver Broncos training camp as an undrafted rookie free agent before being released by the team on August 31.

COLLEGE
Logged 38 starts over his four-year career as a member of the Bruins’ defensive backfield at UCLA, including all 14 games as a senior in 2012.

  • As a senior in 2012, became the first Bruin to start in four-consecutive season-opening games since Mike McCloskey and Spencer Havner during the 2002-05 seasons.
  • Ranked fourth on the team in tackles in 2011 with 57.
  • Led the team with three interceptions in 2010.
  • Won the starting job opposite All-American and current Tampa Bay Buccaneers CB Alterraun Verner in 2009 during spring practice.

PERSONAL
Lettered three seasons at Dominguez High School in Compton, Calif. for coach Willie Donerson, where he played wide receiver and cornerback. Left high school rated as the No. 19 cornerback by ESPN and earned four-star accolades from Rivals.com. Named to the CIF-Southern Section Western Division team and was a two-time All-San Gabriel Valley League selection.

  • During his senior season, recorded 86 tackles, 14 pass defenses and five interceptions on defense, as well as 20 receptions for 625 yards and six touchdowns on offense.
  • Majored in history at UCLA.
  • Cousin of Falcons WR Devin Hester.

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