Lester Hayes

Player of American Football
Born Jan 22, 1955

Lester Hayes is a former professional American football player for the Oakland/Los Angeles Raiders of the National Football League. Hayes was commonly referred to as "the Judge" and also as "Lester the Molester" because of his Bump and run coverage. A big Star Wars fan, during pregame interviews for Super Bowl XVIII he declared himself the "only true Jedi" in the NFL. He was also known for using Stickum before it was banned in 1981 in a rule bearing his name.… Read More

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Learn about the memorable moments in the evolution of Lester Hayes.


1955 Birth Born on January 22, 1955.


1977 22 Years Old In college, he became an All-American Safety at Texas A&M. Hayes was converted to cornerback after being drafted by the Raiders in 1977. … Read More


1986 31 Years Old He retired after the 1986 season with a total of 39 interceptions, a Raider record shared with Hall of Famer Willie Brown.


2007 52 Years Old He is eligible for enshrinement in the Professional Football Hall of Fame, and in 2007 was chosen amongst 26 semi-finalists. … Read More
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