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"Up Close" with Lester Jean


Lester Jean enters the 2010 season as FAU’s most polished wide receiver after leading the team with 38 receptions for 501 yards and 4 touchdowns last year. A product of Miami Norland and a native of Miami, the 6’3” 195 pound wide receiver is one of a handful of current Owls who have not been redshirted, and will be counted on as a senior leader. Jean is set to become the first college graduate in his family and is scheduled to earn his degree in December.

Quick Hits

What is your favorite food?


What is your pet peeve?

“When you’re in traffic and the person can make a u-turn but waits for the light.”

Who is your current off the field role model?

“My Father.”

What are you most proud of?

“Being almost about to graduate.”

What is your major?

“Criminal Justice.”

What is your Faith?

“I believe in God.”

Line of scrimmage

What aspect of your game do you feel is your strength?

“When I go deep.”

What aspect of your game do you feel is your weakness?

“I need to work on catching the ball. I need to catch anything from anyone who throws the ball.”

Down the field

Besides football, what brought you to FAU?

“I was never really recruited. I just brought my film to the coaches and they offered me a scholarship. So I guess it was faith and my destiny to be here.”

What are your goals for the upcoming season?

“Number one, have a winning season and go to a bowl game. My personal goals are number  two,  and be the leading receiver in the Sun Belt, the leading receiver on the team, and be somewhere at the top in the nation.”

What game are you looking forward to the most next season?

“I’m looking forward to going and playing at Texas again, that’d be fun. They have a great field and there such a good team.”

What do you want FAU fans to know about you personally?

“I work real real hard, extra extra hard. In the weight room on the field, I do a lot of extra work by myself. I really give it my all.”


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