PLAYER
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.

Recent Articles

Recent Videos

  • Lawson on defensive corrections

    Posted 17 hours ago

    CB Nevin Lawson talks about the issues the defense faced against the Ravens and what they can do better next game.

  • Decker on areas offense can improve

    Posted 18 hours ago

    OT Taylor Decker talks about getting more comfortable within the line and improvements the offense can make prior to the regular season.

  • Jones on offensive penalties

    Posted 18 hours ago

    WR Marvin Jones talks about penalties keeping the first team offense out of the endzone and what they can do to address those errors going forward.

  • HIGHLIGHT: Prater kicks 60-yard FG

    By NFL.com - Posted 18 hours ago

    Watch Detroit Lions kicker Matt Prater kick a 60-yard field goal at the end of the first half of the team's Preseason Week 3 game at Baltimore.

  • Levy on getting preseason reps

    Posted 18 hours ago

    LB DeAndre Levy talks about returning to game action and what the first-team defense can do to improve prior to the start of the season.

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