Robert Lester has racked up 14 interceptions during his Alabama career, a figure that ranks fifth in program history, but he's never taken one back for a touchdown. He thought he had one Saturday against Auburn.
Top-ranked Alabama has yet to play an opponent with a strong vertical passing game. One reason is that quarterback Tyler Wilson didn't play when the Crimson Tide crushed the Razorbacks 52-0. But things will change when Alabama plays at 6 p.m. CDT Saturday at Tennessee. Vols quarterback Tyler Bray has a strong arm, and his wide receivers might be the best unit in the SEC. The Tide gave up two long passes in its season-opening 41-14 victory over Michigan but hasn't allowed much since.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Safety Robert Lester will return to Alabama for his senior season, the school announced in as part of a press release. Lester had been wavering between Alabama and the NFL. He quickly becomes the veteran of the secondary after Thursday's announcement that cornerback Dre Kirkpatrick, running back Trent Richardson and linebacker Dont'a Hightower will enter the NFL draft. [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Robert Lester will return to Alabama for his senior season, according to ESPN's Joe Schad via Twitter. Schad's Tweet read, “Alabama S Robert Lester has told coaches he is STAYING in school after considering NFL Draft.” Lester would be the fourth underclassman to choose to stay in school rather than make the early jump to the NFL. Offensive linemen Barrett Jones, Chance Warmack and D.J. Fluker all announced last month their intention to return to school. [Read More]
“I feel like I've got another chance to go out and prove myself in the national championship and, depending on that game, is what I'll depend on whether I come back or not,” Lester said last week. Lester entered the season with loftier expectations after he finished 2010 tied for second in the nation with eight interceptions with Hawaii's Mana Silva. Virginia Tech's Jayron Hosley led the nation with nine. [Read More]
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Never mind the fact that Tennessee now is a 30-point underdog for Saturday's game against Alabama at Bryant-Denny Stadium. Junior safety Robert Lester isn't taking the Vols (3-3, 0-3 in the Southeastern Conference) lightly. Why? Because this is a rivalry game. “They're going to bring their 'A' game,” he said. “Of course, we're going to bring ours, and, you know, it's going to be a good game.” In this video, he talks about the rivalry as well his first interception of the season, which came last week in a 52-7 victory at Ole Miss.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – Robert Lester sat down with reporters Tuesday to talk about No. 2 Alabama and Vanderbilt. The Crimson Tide will host the Commodores at 6 p.m. on Saturday at Bryant-Denny Stadium. What did he have to say about interceptions? Watch the interview.
TUSCALOOSA, Alabama – There's plenty to watch in this Tuesday practice video from No. 3 Alabama as it prepares for No. 14 Arkansas. Dee Milliner returned to practice after missing Monday with an undisclosed illness. See what Duron Carter is up to…