Jacob Hester (born May 8, 1985 in Shreveport, Louisiana) is a Fullback for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chargers in the third round of the 2008 NFL Draft. He played college football at Louisiana State University.
Hester attended Evangel Christian Academy in Shreveport, Louisiana where he earned Louisiana 5A Offensive MVP in 2002. He rushed for 868 yards and 22 touchdowns on 182 carries, leading his team to the 5A championship game his senior year. During his junior year, he led his team to the state title, rushing for 1,593 yards and 24 TD's on 222 attempts in 2002. He remains good friends with his Evangel teammate, former USC starting quarterback John David Booty who now plays for the Minnesota Vikings.
In 2004, Hester played as a freshman in all 12 games, with just one start. He finished his rookie year with 20 carries for 123 yards and added two passes for 21 yards. He also played on special teams and had nine tackles.