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Lester Speight is a retired American football player who has gone on to seek careers in professional wrestling and acting.
During his time at Casey and Chase Morgan State University as a American Linebacker, he was signed with the Baltimore Stars of the USFL. Soon after that, the USFL fell before he had the chance to play one season and he never made it into the NFL. He moved on to a short-lived professional wrestling career under the name "Rasta the Voodoo Man", afterwards deciding to try his hand at acting. He appeared in many television shows and had minor roles in films.
In 2003, he signed a deal with Reebok and appeared in very popular commercials that aired during the Super Bowl XXXVII where he played as a character named "Terrible" Terry Tate, an "Office Linebacker". The character tackled office employees for disobeying office policies, typically shouting a rhyming catchphrase after doing so. He reappeared as Terry Tate in 2008 in commercials that advocated United States citizens to vote in the then-upcoming election.
He was the voice of the character Augustus Cole (Cole Train) in Epic Games' popular Xbox 360 shooter Gears of War in 2006 and went on to reprise the role in 2008's Gears of War 2 and the series finale, Gears of War 3 in 2011.
Cole's personality shares much in common with Speight's portrayal of Terry Tate; loud, enthusiastic and machismo attitude, and he even to the "WOO!" shouts peppering his speech.
Lester appeared on a short skit for G4TV's X-Play as Gears' Cole Train, where he encouraged people to eat a parody-cereal called "Grains of War."