Players

Devin Hester
WR #17
Height:
5-11
Weight:
190
College:
Miami (Fla.)
Hometown:
Riviera Beach, FL
Experience:
10
Receiving
YearTeamGRecYdsAvgYds/GLongTD20+40+1stFUM
TOTAL 155 255 3,311 13 21.4 81 16 44 9 142 4
2016 BAL 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 ATL 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 ATL 16 38 504 13.3 31.5 46 2 7 1 21 1
2013 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 15 23 242 10.5 16.1 39 1 4 0 9 0
2011 CHI 16 26 369 14.2 23.1 53 1 5 2 15 1
2010 CHI 16 40 475 11.9 29.7 39 4 4 0 23 0
2009 CHI 13 57 757 13.3 58.2 48 3 12 3 34 1
2008 CHI 15 51 665 13 44.3 65T 3 9 1 29 1
2007 CHI 16 20 299 15 18.7 81T 2 3 2 11 0
2006 CHI 16 0 0 -- -- -- 0 0 0 0 0
Rushing
YearTeamGAttAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDLng1st1st%20+40+FUM
TOTAL 155 36 0.2 116 3.2 0.7 1 20 7 19.4 2 0 1
2016 BAL 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 ATL 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 ATL 16 6 0.4 36 6 2.3 1 20T 1 16.7 1 0 0
2013 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 15 3 0.2 6 2 0.4 0 8 0 -- 0 0 0
2011 CHI 16 1 0.1 -6 -6 -0.4 0 -6 0 -- 0 0 0
2010 CHI 16 7 0.4 30 4.3 1.9 0 11 2 28.6 0 0 0
2009 CHI 13 6 0.5 -1 -0.2 -0.1 0 7 0 -- 0 0 1
2008 CHI 15 6 0.4 61 10.2 4.1 0 20 4 66.7 1 0 0
2007 CHI 16 7 0.4 -10 -1.4 -0.6 0 5 0 -- 0 0 0
2006 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Kick Return
YearTeamGRetYdsAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 155 293 7,293 24.9 98 5 187 26 0 11
2016 BAL 11 17 426 25.1 60 0 9 2 0 1
2015 ATL 5 9 235 26.1 35 0 8 0 0 0
2014 ATL 16 45 1,128 25.1 66 0 28 3 0 0
2013 CHI 16 52 1,436 27.6 80 0 43 5 0 4
2012 CHI 15 24 621 25.9 40 0 19 2 0 1
2011 CHI 16 33 723 21.9 98 1 15 2 0 0
2010 CHI 16 12 427 35.6 79 0 9 5 0 0
2009 CHI 13 7 156 22.3 44 0 4 1 0 0
2008 CHI 15 31 679 21.9 51 0 20 2 0 1
2007 CHI 16 43 934 21.7 97 2 20 2 0 2
2006 CHI 16 20 528 26.4 96 2 12 2 0 2
Punt Return
YearTeamGRetRetYAvgLngTD20+40+FCFUM
TOTAL 155 314 3,683 11.7 89 14 61 21 108 25
2016 BAL 11 24 168 7 28 0 2 0 14 4
2015 ATL 5 8 34 4.3 11 0 0 0 4 0
2014 ATL 16 18 240 13.3 68 1 4 2 11 1
2013 CHI 16 18 256 14.2 81 1 4 2 11 1
2012 CHI 15 40 331 8.3 44 0 5 1 6 0
2011 CHI 16 28 454 16.2 82 2 9 3 15 4
2010 CHI 16 33 564 17.1 89 3 9 5 10 0
2009 CHI 13 24 187 7.8 33 0 3 0 5 1
2008 CHI 15 32 198 6.2 25 0 4 0 14 3
2007 CHI 16 42 651 15.5 89 4 10 4 6 5
2006 CHI 16 47 600 12.8 84 3 11 4 12 6
Passing
YearTeamGAttCompPctAtt/GYdsAvgYds/GTDTD%IntInt%Lng20+40+SckSckYRate
TOTAL 155 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 1 15 --
2016 BAL 11 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2015 ATL 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 ATL 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2013 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 13 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CHI 15 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2007 CHI 16 0 0 -- -- 0 -- -- 0 -- 0 -- -- 0 0 1 15 --
2006 CHI 16 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
Defensive
YearTeamGTotalSoloAstSckSFTYPDefIntTDsYdsAvgLng
TOTAL 155 18 18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 -- 0
2016 BAL 11 1 1 0 0 -- 0 -- -- -- -- --
2015 ATL 5 0 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 ATL 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2013 CHI 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2012 CHI 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2011 CHI 16 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2010 CHI 16 1 1 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2009 CHI 13 0 -- -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- -- --
2008 CHI 15 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2007 CHI 16 2 2 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
2006 CHI 16 9 9 0 0 0 0 -- -- -- -- --
Fumbles
YearTeamGFUMLostFFOWN FROPP FROWN YDSOPP YDSTDOOBSftyTB
TOTAL 155 41 9 1 18 1 0 0 0 7 0 0
2016 BAL 11 5 1 0 3 -- 0 -- -- 1 0 0
2015 ATL 5 -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- -- --
2014 ATL 16 2 1 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0 0
2013 CHI 16 5 1 -- 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2012 CHI 15 1 0 0 -- -- -- -- 0 0 0 0
2011 CHI 16 5 0 -- 4 -- 0 -- 0 1 0 0
2010 CHI 16 -- -- 0 -- -- -- -- 0 -- -- --
2009 CHI 13 3 1 -- 2 -- 0 -- 0 0 0 0
2008 CHI 15 5 2 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 1 0 0
2007 CHI 16 7 1 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 3 0 0
2006 CHI 16 8 2 0 2 -- 0 -- 0 1 0 0

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Biography

Transactions

Originally selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round (57th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. Signed a four-year extension with Chicago on July 27, 2008. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent on March 20, 2014.

2014 (Falcons)

Played in 16 games with one start. Tallied 38 catches for 504 yards and two touchdowns. Also had six rushes for 36 yards. Had another great year in the return game. Lead the League in yards per punt with 13.3, number of kickoff/punt returns (63), and combined kick and punt yards with 1368 yards. Had a 62-yard punt return for a touchdown, his 20th return touchdown of his career, which set the NFL’s return touchdown record. Also recorded his first rushing touchdown of his career vs. Tampa Bay (9/18). Made a significant impact in the passing game as he posted five receptions for 99 yards, the second-highest single game yardage total of his career vs. New Orleans (9/7). Also added two explosive plays and averaged nearly 20 yards per reception (19.8) in his Falcons debut. Totaled 118 yards on four kickoff returns, including a 36-yard long return at Cincinnati (9/14). Averaged 29.5 yards per return, which was the highest single-game average by a Falcon since 12/5/10 when WR Eric Weems averaged 40.8 yards on four returns. Also caught one pass for two yards.

Transactions

Originally selected by the Chicago Bears in the second round (57th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. Signed a four-year extension with Chicago on July 27, 2008. Signed by Atlanta as a free agent on March 20, 2014.

2014 (Falcons)

Played in 16 games with one start. Tallied 38 catches for 504 yards and two touchdowns. Also had six rushes for 36 yards. Had another great year in the return game. Lead the League in yards per punt with 13.3, number of kickoff/punt returns (63), and combined kick and punt yards with 1368 yards. Had a 62-yard punt return for a touchdown, his 20th return touchdown of his career, which set the NFL’s return touchdown record. Also recorded his first rushing touchdown of his career vs. Tampa Bay (9/18). Made a significant impact in the passing game as he posted five receptions for 99 yards, the second-highest single game yardage total of his career vs. New Orleans (9/7). Also added two explosive plays and averaged nearly 20 yards per reception (19.8) in his Falcons debut. Totaled 118 yards on four kickoff returns, including a 36-yard long return at Cincinnati (9/14). Averaged 29.5 yards per return, which was the highest single-game average by a Falcon since 12/5/10 when WR Eric Weems averaged 40.8 yards on four returns. Also caught one pass for two yards.

Career

One of the most prolific return men in League history, holds NFL records for punt return touchdowns (14) and combined career return touchdowns (20). Totaled 3,481 yards on 282 punt returns and his 12.3 yards per return ranks fourth in the NFL history. Has also added 6,632 yards and five touchdowns on 267 career kickoff returns. Appeared in 123 games, including 46 starts at wide receiver in eight seasons with the Bears. Recorded 217 receptions for 2,807 yards with 14 touchdowns as a receiver. The three-time Pro Bowler tied the NFL record for return touchdowns in 2013 recording his 19th career return score. Has scored touchdowns on 13 punt returns, five kickoff returns and one missed field goal return. Named an All-Pro by the Associated Press three times in his career. Was named to the NFL’s All-Decade team by the AP and ESPN for the 2000s. Became the first player in NFL history to return the opening kickoff of a Super Bowl for a touchdown when he returned Super Bowl XLI’s opening kick 92 yards for a score. In 2013, led the NFL in total return yards with 1,692 and kickoff return yards with 1,436. Was named NFC Special Teams Player of the Week for the 13th time in his career after setting a single-game franchise record with 249 kick return yards against Minnesota in Week 2. Played in 15 games with five starts in 2012. Compiled 1,200 total yards including 242 receiving yards, 331 punt return yards, 621 kickoff return yards, and six rushing yards. Posted 23 receptions for 242 yards with one touchdown as a receiver while returning 40 punts and 24 kickoffs. His five punt returns of 20-or-more yards in 2012 were tied for the fifth most in the NFL. Averaged 8.3 yards per punt return and 25.9 yards per kickoff return.

College

Played offense, defense and special teams for the Miami Hurricanes (2003-05), starting games at cornerback, nickelback, running back and fullback while seeing time at wide receiver and returning punts and kickoffs during his collegiate career in which he returned six kicks for touchdowns (two kickoffs & four punts). Played primarily as a cornerback tallying 12 tackles, one sack, one tackle for loss, one interception, and two passes defensed during his junior season. Also saw time on offense gaining 70 yards on eight rushes and catching three passes for 15 yards while appearing in 10 games with one start. Named to Walter Camp All-America team as the NCAA’s best kick returner, selected as the top kickoff returner by Sporting News and tabbed a first-team all-ACC selection at kick returner as a sophomore. His four return touchdowns were the second-most in the country and tied Santana Moss’ single-season school record. Also became the first Hurricane to return two punts for scores in a game (vs. Louisiana Tech). As a freshman, played wide receiver and returned kicks ranking sixth nationally in kickoff return average at 28.7 yards per return while adding 116 yards on four catches (29.0 avg). Captured the 2004 Big East indoor long jump title as a member of Canes track and field team.

Personal

Attended Suncoast High School (Riviera Beach, Fla.). Was widely regarded as one of the top recruits in the nation as a senior and was selected a Parade All-American and USA Today first-team AllAmerican. Rated the No. 1 prospect in Florida and No. 6 player in the nation regardless of position by SuperPrep. Tabbed as the top defensive back prospect coming out of high school in Florida by numerous publications and earned first-team all-state honors as a senior. Rushed for 1,014 yards and 12 touchdowns on 94 carries while gaining 1,028 yards on 38 catches with nine touchdowns in addition to throwing for five touchdowns and 225 yards during his senior season. Also a track standout and received All-America accolades and ranked second nationally in the long jump as a junior. Majored in liberal arts at Miami (Fla.). Hester and wife, Zingha, have two sons.

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