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Darrell Lester


Darrell George Lester

Inducted 1988

Date of Birth



Jacksboro, TX


Texas Christian University (1933-1935)


Consider the record of the man who, in 1934 and 1935, became a two-time first-team All-America player. Darrell Lester won nine letters in three sports as center of the football team, center in basketball and pitcher in baseball. He captained the 1935 Texas Christian football team which had a 12-1 record and beat Louisiana State in the Sugar Bowl. He played two years with the Green Bay Packers, retiring with a shoulder injury. Then he was in the Air Corps, rising to the rank of captain. After the war he spent two years in Fort Worth, working for the Chamber of Commerce to promote the city and Texas Christian University. He moved to Houston, ran a food brokerage house and became a sales supervisor for General Mills. Darrell retired from business and moved to Temple, Texas, where, in his words, he "farmed a little, raised cattle a little." He was one of the founders of the Bluebonnet Bowl


Height 6'3

Weight 218

Career Highlights

  • 1935 All-Conference
  • 1935 Consensus All-America
  • 1934 All-Conference
  • 1934 First Team All-America
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