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Devin Hester
Special Teams has a major struggle to get recognized in Canton, Ohio, but do we have a case with Devin Hester who with the reduction of kickoff returns in the NFL could be the last great returner ever?  Some have even said he is the best ever.

That is the perception of Hester that will have to be accurate if he has any chance to make the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Hester unquestionably altered the way teams would do kickoffs and punts, far more so than anyone else in his era.  He holds the record for the most return Touchdowns of all-time (19) and is a three time First Team All Pro.  Chicago Bears fans certainly know how many games Hester won for them and the Hall of Fame voters were all based around Lake Michigan he might have a shot.

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Riviera Beach, Florida, U.S.A.
  • Eligible Since: Saturday, 01 January 2022
  • Position: Wide Receiver, Kick Returner, Punt Returner
  • Played For: Atlanta Falcons, Chicago Bears, Baltimore Ravens, Seattle Seahawks
  • College: Miami (FL)
  • Drafted: 2nd Round, 57th Overall in 2006
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Pro Bowl Selections (4) (2006, 2007, 2010 & 2014)
    First Team All Pro (3) (2006, 2007 & 2010)
    Second Team All Pro (1) (2011)
    Most Kick Returns (2) (2013 & 2014)
    Most Kick Return Yards (2) (2013 & 2014)
    Most Punt Returns (1) (2006)
    Most Punt Return Yards (2) (2006 & 2010)
    Most Yards/Punt Return (2) (2010 & 2011)
    Most Kick & Punt Returns (1) (2014)
    Most Kick & Punt Return Yards (2) (2013 & 2014)
    Super Bowl Rings (None)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: All Purpose Yards (2) (2013 & 2014)
    Top Ten Finishes: Kick Returns (2) (2013 & 2014)
    Top Ten Finishes: Kick Return Yards (2) (2013 & 2014)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards/Kick Return (3) (2006, 2012 & 2013)
    Top Ten Finishes: Punt Returns (5) (2006, 2007, 2008, 2010 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Punt Return Yards (5) (2006, 2007, 2010, 2011 & 2012)
    Top Ten Finishes: Yards/Punt Return (4) (2006, 2007, 2010 & 2011)
    Top Ten Finishes: Kick & Punt Returns (6) (2006, 2007, 2011, 2012, 2013 & 2014)
    Top Ten Finishes: Kick & Punt Return Yards (4) (2007, 2011, 2013 & 2014)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 1. Non-Offensive Touchdowns: 19
    1. Punt Return Touchdowns: 14
    8. Yards/Punt Return: 11.7
    8. Kick & Punt Return Yards: 11,028
    9. Kick & Punt Returns: 610
    3. Punt Return Yards: 3,695
    5. Punt Returns: 315
    11. Kick Return Yards: 7,333
    12. Kick Returns: 295
    43. All Purpose Yards: 14,455
    67. Yards/Kick Return: 24.9

Should Devin Hester be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 100%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 0%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 0%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 0%
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