Devin Hester is so dangerous in the open field it’s been suggested he contain a warning label.
Fresh from a bye in week 8, he and the Chicago Bears will be in Buffalo this weekend looking to make NFL history; Hester sits tied with Brian Mitchell for most touchdown returns in an NFL career (13).
What’s most impressive for Hester is the rapid speed with which he’s approached this feat. You see, Brian Mitchell appeared in over 220 NFL games in a career that spanned 13 seasons, whereas Hester is only in the midst of his fifth NFL season out of the University of Miami, where he also compiled six returns for touchdowns.
The Chiefs do not possess a returner as dangerous as Hester, but then again, who does?
During week six, the Washington Redskins decided Hester was so dangerous that they opted to kick the ball out of bounds five times, although Devin did manage to get his hands on one return for a modest 12 yards. As Chicago travels to Buffalo to take on the winless Bills, a nation of eyes will watch with hope that Bills punter Brian Moorman will send a punt in Hester’s direction.
Moorman is coming off of a week which saw him punt seven times for 309 yards during an overtime loss to the Kansas City Chiefs. The Chiefs, however, do not possess a returner as dangerous as Hester, but then again, who does?
In similar fashion to other legendary Chicago athletes to grace the number 23, Hester exudes a confidence and hunger that sets him above the competition. “I’m not satisfied with tying it; I want to break it,” Hester has said of the record. We’ll consider that fair warning. Print the label.
As we wait to watch Hester make his attempt at NFL history, we’ll take you back to his college days and leave you with the following video, widely considered one of the greatest returns in ACC history:
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