Devin Hester Biography
Devin Hester (Devin Devorris Hester Sr.) is a former American football wide receiver and return specialist born on November 4, 1982 in Riviera Beach, Florida. He set the record as the first person ever to return the opening kick of the Super Bowl back for a touchdown. He also holds the NFL record for most all-time return touchdowns (punt and kickoff combined) and most all-time punt return touchdowns.
Devin Hester Age
Devin was born on November 4, 1982 in Riviera Beach, Florida (36 years as of 2018)
Devin Hester Height
Devin stands at 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m)
Devin Hester Family
Devin Hester was born to Juanita Brown and Lenorris Hester, Sr. although they divorced when he was a toddler. His mother was severely injured in a car accident, while his father died of cancer two years later. His mother remarried to Derrick Brown. He has a brother Lenorris, Jr. who alongside his step father he credits for helping him escape depression and rebuild his life by introducing him to football.
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Devin Hester Wife
In 2010 Devin married Zingha Walcott, an elementary school teacher. He was previously engaged to Tamara James, a women’s basketball player he met at the University of Miami and played professionally for the Washington Mystics but they later called off the engagement.
Devin Hester Kids/ Devin Hester Children
Devin has three sons Devin Jr. , Drayton A. Hester and Denali Hester
Devin Hester High School
Devin Hester attended Palm Beach Gardens High and later joined Suncoast High School where he played football as a cornerback, wide receiver, return specialist, and running back.
He was named by SuperPrep.com onto their All-American team. He also participated in the 2002 CaliFlorida Bowl, where he returned a kick for an 80-yard touchdown. In 2002 he was named named as the second best corner back in the nation.
Devin Hester College/ Devin Hester Miami
In 2003 Devin Hester joined the Miami Hurricanes football team, after enrolling at the University of Miami. In 2004, as a sophomore, he was named a first-team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and The Sporting News which earned him a national recognition as a kick returner.
He returned an opening kick for a 98-yard touchdown against the Florida Gators during his freshman year. In 2005 during a game against Duke he broke six tackles while returning an 81-yard punt.
He completed his college career with a total of six touchdowns from kick returns, including one blocked field goal return. He also scored one rushing and receiving touchdown and recorded five interceptions as a defensive back.
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Devin Hester Chicago Bears
Devin began was selected in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft by the Chicago Bears with the 57th overall pick, beginning his professional career in the National Football League. He was initially drafted as a corner back but was intended to play as a return specialist.
Devin recorded six return touchdowns, including a punt return in his NFL debut, and a then-record tying 108-yard touchdown from a missed field goal against the New York Giants during his first thirteen weeks as a professional football player.
Devin returned a punt for a clutch 83-yard game-winning touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals to give the Bears the lead in a comeback win, and two kickoff returns in one game against the St. Louis Rams.
During the 2006 superbowl he started the game on a high note for the Bears by returning the game’s opening kick for a touchdown. The feat was the first touchdown return of an opening kickoff in Super Bowl history.It also marked the quickest touchdown scored in Super Bowl history as well as the quickest lead ever taken by any team,though the latter record has since been surpassed by the Seahawks in Super Bowl XLVIII.
Devin Hester feats earned him three NFC Special Teams Player of the Week Awards and a trip to the 2007 Pro Bowl. At the end of the 2006 season he was named the NFC Player of the Month for December and was a finalist for 2006 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year.
At the end of the 2006 season he finished with three touchdowns for 600 yards on 47 punt returns, and two touchdowns for 528 yards on 20 kick returns, thus making him one of the league’s most productive kick and punt returners.
During the start of the 2007 season he was converted into a wide receiver in order to increase the number of opportunities he would receive during a game. He won the Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award during the 2007 off-season.
Devin Hester finished the 2007 season with six kicks returned for touchdowns, which set a league record, finishing fourth on the League’s all-time combined kick return list.
He finished the 2008 season with by catching 51 passes for a team high 665 yards and averaged 6.2 yards per punt return. He was selected to play in the 2009 Pro Bowl as a third alternate.
Hester became the NFL’s all time leader in punt return touchdowns with 11 when he returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers on 2nd October, 2011.
On 30th April 2012 it was announced that Hester’s role would be reduced down to at least 4th-string. During the season Hester caught 23 passes, a career low, while only catching one touchdown. He also failed to return a kick/punt for a touchdown, and ranked 22nd in punt return average during 2012.
Two weeks after Marc Trestman became the Bears’ head coach Hester broke the team record for most kickoff return yards in a game with 249 and four weeks later he passed Glyn Milburn for the most all-time kickoff return yards in franchise history with 4,643 yards.
He returned a punt 81 yards for a touchdown for his 19th career return touchdown, tying Deion Sanders’ record during the game against Washington Redskins.
Devin Hester is he leader in career punt returns (264) and punt return yards (3,241) among active players. He finished the season with an average of 7.7 kickoff return yards and 14.2 punt return yards, while also leading the league in kickoff return yards with 1,442.
He became a free agent of 11th March 2014 and on 5th March 2014 he released a statement saying the Bears did not intend to re-sign him.
Devin Hester Falcons
On 20th Match 2014 Devin Hester signed a three year contract with the Atlanta Falcons making his debut with five passes for 99 yards, helping lead the Falcons to a 37-34 Week 1 overtime victory over the New Orleans Saints.
On his third week he brought back a 62-yard punt for his 20th career touchdown return, breaking the record for career non-offensive touchdowns he previously shared with Deion Sanders. He also recorded a rushing touchdown, forced fumble and fumble recovery in the same game. For his accomplishments he was named the NFC’s Special Teams Player of the Week. He finished the season with 504 receiving yards from 38 receptions and led the NFL with 1,128 kick-off return yards and was selected to play in the 2015 Pro Bowl.
During the 2015 NFL season he missed most og the games due to a turf toe injury and underwent foot surgery in January 2016. Due to the injury he was released by the Falcons.
Devin Hester Ravens
Devin Hester signed a one year deal with Baltimore Ravens on 4th September 2016. He appeared on 12 games for the Ravens, where he was used exclusively on special teams recording 180 punt return yards and 466 kick return yards but failed to return a touchdown during the 2016 season. On 13th December 2017 he was released.
Devin Hester Seahawks
On 3rd January 2017 Devin Hester signed with the Seattle Seahawks making his debut for the Seahawks in the first round of the 2016–17 playoffs against the Detroit Lions. He returned one kickoff for 20 yards and one punt for five yards against the Detroit Lions. During the Divisional Round, he returned five kickoffs for 194 yards, including 78- and 50-yard run backs against the Atlanta Falcons.
Devin Hester Retired
Devin Hester officially announced his retirement from the NFL on 12th December 2017. On 23rd April 2018 during a press conference at Halas Hall the Chicago Bears honored him alongside former teammate Matt Forte. They both signed ceremonially one-day contracts to retire as members of the Bears.
Devin Hester Hall of Fame
As of 2018 Devin is not inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame. People argue that argue that he should be inducted as the mission of Hall of Fame is to honor the game’s greatest players and Devin is one of the greatest player with a record of NFL most all-time return touchdowns (punt and kickoff combined) and most all-time punt return touchdowns and also being the first person ever to return the opening kick of the Super Bowl back for a touchdown.
Devin Hester 40 Yard Dash/ Devin Hester Speed
Devin has a 4.41 seconds Yard Dash
Devin Hester Salary
Back in 2016, he used to earn $1,000,000 as his annual salary.
Devin Hester Net Worth
He has an estimated net worth of $3 million.
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