Devin Hester Runs into the Record Books

Devin Hester tied Brian Mitchell for the most return touchdowns in NFL history with his 89-yard punt return Sunday vs the Seahawks.  Check out another amazing return to draw the Bears to within three late in the fourth quarter:

Hester’s 13 return TD’s (and that doesn’t include the missed FG return vs the Giants and the opening kickoff TD in Super Bowl XLI) have come in just 262 games returns.   You know how long it took Mitchell to get to this milestone?  Try 1070.

Devin Hester, you truly ARE ridiculous!!!

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  • JD

    Hester needs to keep returning kicks, and worry less about being a reciever, he is our biggest weapon on special teams and can swing the momentum of a game quicker with ST play than catching a pass Knox can make. DEVIN HESTER IS RIDICULOUS! On a side note… why dont we try to run the ball a little more often? Maybe Cutler wont get killed if we sprinkle in a few more run plays, and screen passes.

  • The real Jay

    Hester should be on third down situation and focus on punts and kickoff returns. AD should be the starting receiver for the bears period.

  • GNH

    Truly amazing — let’s see, the article says that Devin Hester hit the record in 262 games. At 16 games per season, this means that he started playing in the NFL 16 and a half years ago, when he was 11 years old. And the 1070 games that Brian Mitchell played sure added up to a great, 76-year long career; must have been tough returning those kick offs when he was over ninety years old….

    • Boomer

      Thanks for pointing out the typo. It was done it 262 returns, not games.

  • deez

    Ha, nice catch GNH. I did a little research and Mitchell actually scored his 13th TD in his 956th ‘game’ in 2002, 1070 was his career total. He didn’t have any TD returns in his final season.

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