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NAME: C.J. Hester
SCHOOL: Wyoming High School
SPORT(S): Football
GREATEST ACHIEVEMENT: Regional championship and 2,000-yard rushing season
BIRTHDATE: 2/5/2005
HEIGHT: 5'11"- 190 lbs.
PARENTS: Clarence and Leah
FUTURE GOAL: Study nursing and play football at Western Michigan U.

The illustrious football program at Wyoming High School (740 wins in program history) has produced numerous outstanding athletes, but none of them scored more points in a single season than did senior running back C.J. Hester.

Last season as a junior, C.J. accounted for a total of 278 points in rushing, receiving, punt returns and two-point conversions for the Cowboys. Wyoming went 10-0 in league play, undefeated in the CHL for the sixth straight season and won their 37th conference title overall. The Cowboys are currently on a 59-game regular-season winning streak, the longest winning streak in Ohio in all football divisions. The Cowboys are the winningest program all-time in Ohio history with a 78% winning percentage.

His junior year, C.J. rushed for a league-leading 2,428 yards (35 TDs) with 178 yards receiving (four TDs). His 2,484 yards was second most in the Southwest Ohio area and he ran for 200+ yards eight times in games last season. He was named CHL Offensive Player of the Year, Southwest Ohio District Div. IV Player of the Year (for the second time), Cincinnati Div. IV Player of the Year (Enquirer) and Ohio Div. IV Player of the Year. C. J. is also a defensive stalwart as a defensive back. Last season, he had 32 total tackles with four takeaways (three fumble recoveries and one interception). C.J. was selected as a first-team running back in this season's Tri-State Football's preseason rankings.

Big games last season for C.J. included running for 248 yards (three TDs) vs. Mariemont, 232 yards (five TDs) vs. Madeira and 230 yards (three TDs) vs. Indian Hill, a game in which he also scored on a punt return for a TD and had three two-point conversions. He started this season strong, too, rushing for 113 yards and three touchdowns in a 35-0 win vs. Harrison.

C.J. also wrestled for the Cowboys his freshman and sophomore years and was a sectional champ and a state qualifier. One of the top scholar-athlete football players in the state of Ohio, C.J. will play football collegiately at Western Michigan University. His favorite entertainer is Drake, favorite movie is Troy and most-like-to-meet is Joe Mixon.

COACH'S QUOTE – "CJ Hester is a tremendous football player, teammate and captain for our Wyoming football program. CJ's leadership and work ethic are exceptional and he is a great example of the complete student-athlete."
— Aaron Hancock, Varsity Football Coach

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