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The Jerry Hester Legacy

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Old Jan 18, 2013, 11:31 AM   #1
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"My dad and I had what I thought was a really good relationship. But it turns out we had a great relationship. He taught me to be a man.

"The reason I stayed (in Hawaii) is that he listened to every game on the radio. We talked after every game. And he would want me to be here. He wouldn't want me to sit at home and be sad. He would want me to be here and continue to do my work. That's what he would say all the time. 'Do your work.'"

Hester Sr. was a glutton for work. Born July 2, 1944, he grew up in East Saint Louis. "They wore orange & black, like I did at Manual. He wore #40, so I wore #40."

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Old Jan 19, 2013, 09:41 PM   #2
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I listen to a lot of games on radio and enjoy JH. You feel like he's sweating it out with you in those tight games. I'm glad he had great relationship with his dad.

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