By Chuck King
More than a few FAU fans have asked why they keep seeing FAU wide receiver Lester Jean referred to as “Lestar Jean” in pre-draft articles. The answer is simple – that’s his real name.
Even since he was in elementary school people have looked at the name and assumed it was supposed to be “Lester,” so teachers, classmates and friends called him Lester.
“People just used to think it was a typo,” Jean said. “I got tired of correcting people.”
That carried all the way through to his FAU career, where Jean (right, photo by Kelsey Hamilton) estimated that only a couple of his teammates knew his first name was really Lestar (emphasis on “STAR”).
At one point before the start of the season we even asked him which one he preferred, and he told us we might as well stick with Lester.
We figured that would work while he’s still an Owl, but now that Jean is about to be an NFL player we’re making the change. That’s why he was Lestar Jean in yesterday’s draft preview, and we changed his Draft Profile to Lestar.
We’re not going to go back through all the stories we’ve written about Jean over the past few years – for Owl fans he will forever be Lester. Football fans across the country, however, are about to be introduced to Lestar.
And for those of you who may be just now learning about Jean or perhaps want to stroll down memory lane, be sure to check out that Lestar Jean Draft Profile. We also have a Draft Profile for Rob Housler, Michael Lockley and Jeff Van Camp. These pages contain stories, videos and statistics on each player. Some pretty cool stuff there.