Devin Hester Sets NFL TD Return Record
Published By: Tariq ZidanSeptember 19, 2014
Devin Hester once played for coach Lovie Smith, as a Chicago Bear. In fact it was Smith who drafted Hester onto the Chicago Bears in 2006. Now Devin Hester plays for the Atlanta Falcons. Coach Lovie Smith now coaches the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Since his NFL debut Devin Hester has been a special teams animal. He is known for returning punts and kickoffs all the way. Thursday September 18, 2014, the Atlanta Falcons played the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.
Hester ran a punt back for a touchdown in the second quarter against the Bucs. He ran the ball for 62 yards to score the TD. That return marked Devin Hester’s 20th career return touchdown.
In his professional career, Hester has returned 14 punts, 5 kickoff, and one fumble for touchdowns, in his NFL career. It was his first time scoring as an Atlanta Falcon.
Hester’s touchdown added to the 56-14 win over Tampa Bay. Devin Hester broke the return record that was previously held by Deion Sanders who had 19 returns for touchdowns, who also played for the Falcons. Hester did the PrimeTime step into the end zone, which sanders used to do.