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Devin Hester
Devin Hester
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Devin Hester

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Date of birth
Nov 04, 1982
College
Miami (FL)
Height
5-11
Weight
190 Lbs

Bio

Devin Hester is a wide receiver and kick returner for the Atlanta Falcons. Hester is a three-time Pro-Bowler, four-time All-Pro, and a three-time NFL Special Teams Player of the Year.

EARLY YEARS

Hester was born on November 4, 1982 in Riviera Beach, Florida. After his parents died at a young age, his step father introduced him to football in order to get him out of a depression.

In high school, Hester played several positions, including cornerback, wide receiver, running back, and return specialist. According to SuperPrep.com, Hester was the top high school prospect in Florida at the time.

UNIVERSITY OF MIAMI

Known primarily for his ability to return kicks and punts, Hester finished his career with the Hurricanes with six total returns for TDs (four punt returns and two kick returns).

He finished his career with a wide range of statistics. He had 356 yards of total offense to along with a rushing TD. Defensively, he finished his career with five interceptions.

CHICAGO BEARS

Hester was drafted with the 57th overall pick in the 2006 NFL Draft by the Bears. The Bears decided to leave Hester as a wide receiver and kick returner, rather than to play him on defense.

As a rookie, Hester returned three punts and two kickoffs for TDs, helping him earn First-Team All-Pro honors and a trip to his first Pro-Bowl.

His best year as a receiver came in 2009 when he caught 57 passes for 757 yards and three TDs.

In eight seasons with Chicago, Hester has returned an NFL-record 13 punts for TDs and another five kickoffs for scores. His 19 career Non-offensive TDs is the most all-time.

ATLANTA FALCONS

Hester signed a three-year, $9 million contract with the Falcons on March 20, 2014. 

Game Log

Date Opponent Result REC TAR YDS Y/R LONG RZ TAR TD ATT YDS Y/A RZ ATT TD
12-29-2013 @ Green Bay Packers Green Bay Packers 28-33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-22-2013 @ Philadelphia Eagles Philadelphia Eagles 54-11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-15-2013 @ Cleveland Browns Cleveland Browns 31-38 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-9-2013 @ Dallas Cowboys Dallas Cowboys 45-28 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
12-1-2013 @ Minnesota Vikings Minnesota Vikings 23-20 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0

News

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Falcons Excercise 5th Year Of Julio Jones' Contract

by Timotheus Gordon

The Atlanta Falcons will be keeping their premier wideout for two more seasons. They exercised the fifth year of Julio Jones’ contract last Tuesday, which means that he’ll be Atlanta’s deep ball target until at least 2015. D... Read more

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Dirty Bird Nation, you should be excited for this upcoming season. Future Hall of Fame return specialist Devin Hester will give fans of the Falcons plenty of exhilarating special teams plays to watch in 2014... Read more

Falcons Welcome Windy City Wonder To Atlanta

Falcons Welcome Windy City Wonder To Atlanta

by Timotheus Gordon

Atlanta Falcons fans, the Devin Hester free agency watch is over. You all can now see one of the greatest return specialists in NFL history take kickoffs and punts to the house each and every Sunday... Read more

Falcons Sign Javier Arenas To Help Return Game

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by Timotheus Gordon

So far, it looks like Thomas Dimitroff and Scott Pioli are taking it easy on signing high-profile free agents this week. The Atlanta Falcons signed former Alabama Crimson Tide standout Javier Arenas to a one-year deal on Tuesday... Read more

Devin Hester Looking Forward To Best Return Yet

Devin Hester Looking Forward To Best Return Yet

by Zachary Doleiden

For the first time since 2006, the Chicago Bears will take the field Week 1 without dangerous return specialist Devin Hester waiting back deep, licking his chops at the opportunity to take another kickoff to the house... Read more