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