Former fullback Tim Lester dies of COVID-19 at age 52 By Reuters

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Former NFL fullback Tim Lester died of complications from COVID-19. He was 52 years old. The city of Milton, Georgia, announced Lester’s death and said he passed away Tuesday. Lester played eight seasons in the NFL with the Los Angeles Rams (1992-94), the Pittsburgh Steelers (1995-98) and the Dallas Cowboys (1999). “I’ve known Tim for many years and always thought of him,” Milton Mayor Joe Lockwood said on the city’s (NASDAQ 🙂 Facebook page. “He was sincere and passionate about helping people and making the world a better place, including here in Milton.” Lester gained notoriety in his NFL career as the “Bus Driver” when he blocked for Steelers star Jerome Bettis, whom they nicknamed “The Bus.” Bettis had the best rushing production of his career of 1,665 yards in 1997 while following Lester’s blocks. Lester also rushed for 126 yards and two touchdowns and caught 47 passes for 331 yards in 93 games (53 starts). Born in Miami, Lester was a star running back in college in Eastern Kentucky from 1988 to 1991 and still ranks sixth in school history with 3,640 rushing yards. He was inducted into the school’s Athletic Hall of Fame in 2011. Lester was selected in the 10th round (255 overall) by the Rams in the 1992 NFL Draft. Lester spent his final NFL season blocking for the All-time NFL leader, Emmitt Smith. Smith said on Twitter: “It’s a sad day to hear about the death of Tim Lester … My thoughts go out to his family, Steelers Nation and his teammates that he blocked and protected so constantly. RIP to” The Bus Driver ” After his NFL When he finished his career, Lester settled in Milton, located about 30 miles north of Atlanta, founded a youth soccer program and coached high school soccer and was very involved in the community. (Field Level Media OLUSSPORT Reuters US Online Report Sports News 20210113T193829 + 0000

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