Devin Hester

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Devin Hester
Devin Hester (cropped).jpg
No. 17     Atlanta Falcons
Return specialist
Personal information
Date of birth: November 4, 1982 (1982-11-04) (age 31)
Place of birth: Riviera Beach, Florida
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.80 m) Weight: 190 lb (86 kg)
Career information
College: University of Miami
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57
Debuted in 2006 for the Chicago Bears
Career history
*Offseason and/or practice squad member only
Career highlights and awards
  • Pro Bowl selection (2006, 2007, 2010)
  • All-Pro selection (2006, 2007, 2010)
  • 3× NFL Alumni Special Teams Player of the Year (2006, 2007, 2010)
  • 9× NFC Player Of The Week
  • ESPY Breakthrough Player of the Year (2007)
  • NFL 2000s All-Decade Team
  • Most combined kick and punt return touchdowns in a career (14 in 2010)
Career NFL statistics as of Week 17, 2010
Receptions 168
Receiving Yards 2,196
Total Return Yards 4,924
Total Touchdowns 26
Stats at NFL.com

Devin Hester (born November 4, 1982 in Riviera Beach, Florida) is an American football return specialist for the Atlanta Falcons of the National Football League (NFL). Hester was drafted out of the University of Miami by the Chicago Bears with the 57th pick in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft. Hester won an ESPY Award in 2007 for the Breakthrough Player of the Year.

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