Devin Hester Broke the NFL’s All-Time Return Touchdowns Record Last Night
Devin Hester is officially the greatest return man in NFL history. All due respect to Deion Sanders, Hester now stands alone in the record books with 20 career return touchdowns to his name, after taking a second-quarter punt 62 yards to the house against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers last night (part of a 56-14 drubbing by the Atlanta Falcons).
It was fitting, in fact, that Hester break Sanders' record in a Falcons uniform, since Prime Time burst on the NFL scene in the ATL with the Dirty Birds. And Hester paid tribute to No. 21 by mimicking his patented high-step into the endzone to finish off the return.
Check out the video below to see highlights of the first 19 return touchdowns of Hester's career, which began with six return TDs as a rookie in 2006 with the Chicago Bears, where he played until last season.