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Strafford graduate and All-American receiver Dillon Hester looks to boost Evangel

Dillon Hester fits the archetype of a small-college wide receiver.

At 6-foot-1, and 180 pounds, he isn't an imposing figure. His speed — while faster than the average man in pads — isn't at the top of Evangel's roster.

But what separates the Strafford product from most at his position in the NAIA ranks is the same thing that separates him from ball-hawking defensive backs: efficiency.

Hester runs sharp, clean routes to find himself open in Valor head coach Chuck Hepola's offense. When short, deep and intermediate passes are thrown in his direction from quarterback R.