By Javier Cid
The Legend of Clester Moten. If you were fortunate to be around the Roosevelt campus during the 1980s, you would have witnessed one of the most electrifying athletes of Boyle Heights history.
Clester transferred to Roosevelt from Chino High School, where he started at QB as a 9th grader. As soon as he stepped on the Rider campus, he became an impact athlete in multiple sports. He helped bring a football title to Roosevelt and starred in Track, Gymnastics, and Basketball. Clester had a magnetic personality and was a great friend to everyone on campus. He played running back at Glendale College after high school, and there was talk of division I scholarships on the horizon at that time. Clester ended up not pursuing college at the next level, and the rest of his life is somewhat of a mystery. Those who witness his greatness can attest to his greatness. He is up there with Mike Garrett, Ray Chavez, the Hudson brothers, Ray Rodriguez, Danny Lozano, Fred Wade, and Jody Adewale as one of the best football players that Roosevelt has produced in the last 60 years. “I feel fortunate to have been his teammate and friend” states, Javier Cid.