Tim Lester, former NFL fullback who blocked for Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis, dies from COVID-19 complications

Tim Lester, former NFL fullback who blocked for Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis, dies from COVID-19 complications

Tim Lester, 전직 NFL fullback who played eight seasons between 1992 과 1999, died Tuesday from coronavirus complications. 그는 ~였다 52.

The city of Milton, Ga., announced his death on its Facebook 페이지. The post said Lester diedunexpectedly earlier (화요일) morning due to complications of COVID-19.

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Lester played for the Los Angeles Rams, 피츠버그 스틸러스달라스 카우보이. With the Steelers, he became known asThe Bus Driverbecause his task was to block for star running back and eventual Pro Football Hall of Famer Jerome Bettis.

에 93 career games, Lester recorded 126 rushing yards on 33 운반하다. He scored two rushing touchdowns. He also caught 47 통과하다 331 yards but didn’t record a receiving touchdown.

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Lester played in seven postseason games as well. He was with the Steelers when they played the Cowboys in Super Bowl XXX. Pittsburgh lost, 27-17.

In retirement, he worked with youth in Georgia coaching football. He also worked at the Fellowship Christian School, where he coached football.

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Lester founded a non-profit organization called the Pigskin Academy to mentor, tutor, train and prepare at-risk athletes for success in all walks of life. He went into the ministry. He worked to feed those in need for Thanksgiving. He helped brighten Christmas for over 5,000 children living in public housing through the ‘Toys for Tots’ program. Closer to home, Tim was a dedicated family man to his children and wife Natalie. 다시 말해, he made a difference,” the city of Milton said.

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