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Robert Lester
S #38
Height:
6-1
Weight:
225
Age:
26
College:
Alabama
Hometown:
Foley, Ala.
Experience:
2

Quick Stats (2014):

TCKL
1
SCK
0.0
FF
0
INT
--
Career Stats
SeasonTeamGamesTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
GGSTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
TOTAL 22 16 6 0.0 0 4 3 5 -- 5 0 0 1
2014 CAR 1 0 1 0 1 0.0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
2013 CAR 12 4 21 16 5 0.0 -- 4 3 5 1.7 5 0 0 1
Recent Games
WKOppResultTacklesInterceptionsFumbles
TotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntYdsAvgLngTDsFFFR
9 NO L 10-28 1 0 1 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- 0 --
10 @PHI L 21-45 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
11 ATL L 17-19 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
13 @MIN L 13-31 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
14 @NO W 41-10 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
15 TB W 19-17 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
16 CLE W 17-13 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --

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Bio

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (10/28/14)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (10/21/14)...Waived by Carolina (10/18/14)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (10/14/14)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (9/1/14)...Waived by Carolina (8/30/14)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (9/17/13)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (9/1/13)...Waived by Carolina (8/31/13)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (5/10/13).

GP/GS
Career (12/4) [1/0]; 2013 (12/4) [1/0].

2013
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (5/10)...Played in 12 games with four starts at strong safety and was inactive for two games after spending the first two games on the Panthers' practice squad...Recorded 21 tackles, three interceptions, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery...Contributed to unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...Notched three special teams tackles...Started in place of an injured Quintin Mikell versus the New York Giants (9/22) and at Arizona (10/6) and when Carolina opened in a nickel defense at Miami (11/24) and versus Tampa Bay (12/1)...Inactive with a hamstring injury at Minnesota (10/13) and versus St. Louis (10/20)...POSTSEASON: Played in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Made first NFL start...Responded with a career-high six tackles and accounted for two takeaways...Recovered a fumble by Giants wide receiver Louis Murphy...Victimized Giants quarterback Curtis Painter for first career interception on New York's final possession to preserve shutout...Part of defensive effort in which the Panthers became the first NFL team since 2002 to post a shutout victory of 38 points or more, register at least seven sacks and three turnovers and hold an opponent to 150 total net yards or less...At Arizona (10/6): Intercepted flea-flicker by Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer deep in Panthers territory...Takeaway converted into a field goal...Vs. New England (11/18): Sealed victory with interception of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the end zone on the final play of the game.

COLLEGE
Played in 48 games with 40 starts at Alabama...Compiled 147 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 14 interceptions, 10 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Member of BCS National Championship teams as a freshman, junior and senior...2012 (Sr.): Second-team All-Southeastern Conference choice...Started 14 games...Finished second on the team with four interceptions in addition to posting 48 tackles, 1.5 sacks and three passes defensed...Helped the Crimson Tide lead the NCAA in total defense and scoring defense...2011 (Jr.): Started 13 games...Tied for second on the team with two interceptions to go along with 39 tackles, three passes defensed and one forced fumble... Contributed to defense that ranked first in the NCAA in total defense, pass defense and scoring defense...2010 (So.): Second-team All-American...Second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection...Started 13 games...Ranked second in the nation and led the conference with eight interceptions, which equaled the second most in school history...Produced 52 tackles, one sack, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery...Part of ball-hawking secondary that tied for fourth in the NCAA with 22 interceptions...2009 (Fr.): Played in eight games...Logged eight tackles...2008: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Foley (Ala.) HS.

TRANSACTIONS
Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (10/28/14)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (10/21/14)...Waived by Carolina (10/18/14)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (10/14/14)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (9/1/14)...Waived by Carolina (8/30/14)...Signed as a free agent from practice squad by Carolina (9/17/13)...Signed to practice squad by Carolina (9/1/13)...Waived by Carolina (8/31/13)...Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (5/10/13).

GP/GS
Career (12/4) [1/0]; 2013 (12/4) [1/0].

2013
Signed as an undrafted rookie free agent by Carolina (5/10)...Played in 12 games with four starts at strong safety and was inactive for two games after spending the first two games on the Panthers' practice squad...Recorded 21 tackles, three interceptions, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery...Contributed to unit that ranked second in the NFL in total defense and points allowed and led the league in sacks while finishing second in rushing defense and sixth in passing defense...Notched three special teams tackles...Started in place of an injured Quintin Mikell versus the New York Giants (9/22) and at Arizona (10/6) and when Carolina opened in a nickel defense at Miami (11/24) and versus Tampa Bay (12/1)...Inactive with a hamstring injury at Minnesota (10/13) and versus St. Louis (10/20)...POSTSEASON: Played in NFC Divisional Playoff versus San Francisco (1/12)...Vs. New York Giants (9/22): Made first NFL start...Responded with a career-high six tackles and accounted for two takeaways...Recovered a fumble by Giants wide receiver Louis Murphy...Victimized Giants quarterback Curtis Painter for first career interception on New York's final possession to preserve shutout...Part of defensive effort in which the Panthers became the first NFL team since 2002 to post a shutout victory of 38 points or more, register at least seven sacks and three turnovers and hold an opponent to 150 total net yards or less...At Arizona (10/6): Intercepted flea-flicker by Cardinals quarterback Carson Palmer deep in Panthers territory...Takeaway converted into a field goal...Vs. New England (11/18): Sealed victory with interception of Patriots quarterback Tom Brady in the end zone on the final play of the game.

COLLEGE
Played in 48 games with 40 starts at Alabama...Compiled 147 tackles, 2.5 sacks, 14 interceptions, 10 passes defensed, one forced fumble and one fumble recovery...Member of BCS National Championship teams as a freshman, junior and senior...2012 (Sr.): Second-team All-Southeastern Conference choice...Started 14 games...Finished second on the team with four interceptions in addition to posting 48 tackles, 1.5 sacks and three passes defensed...Helped the Crimson Tide lead the NCAA in total defense and scoring defense...2011 (Jr.): Started 13 games...Tied for second on the team with two interceptions to go along with 39 tackles, three passes defensed and one forced fumble... Contributed to defense that ranked first in the NCAA in total defense, pass defense and scoring defense...2010 (So.): Second-team All-American...Second-team All-Southeastern Conference selection...Started 13 games...Ranked second in the nation and led the conference with eight interceptions, which equaled the second most in school history...Produced 52 tackles, one sack, four passes defensed and one fumble recovery...Part of ball-hawking secondary that tied for fourth in the NCAA with 22 interceptions...2009 (Fr.): Played in eight games...Logged eight tackles...2008: Redshirted as a true freshman.

PERSONAL
Attended Foley (Ala.) HS.

 

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