Found November 24, 2011 on
There are 267 former NFL players and coaches enshrined in the Pro Football Hall of Fame. Only a few played special teams and just one was a dedicated special teamer. Deion Sanders and Rod Woodson were kick returners but both were inducted into the Hall of Fame largely for their contributions as defensive backs, not returners. George Blanda and Lou Groza were exceptional placekickers, but both excelled at quarterback and offensive tackle respectively. Only one out Hall of Famer, Jan Stenerud, was a full-time specialist. Enter the Chicago Bears' Devin Hester. The six-year veteran has been one of the most...

Hester: "It's still real sore"

Bears receiver Devin Hester has been held out of practice the past two days with a shin injury. He says it's up to the trainers as to whether or not he'll play this Sunday against the Raiders.

Chris Massey isn’t a star like Devin Hester, but his role will be crucial

Devin Hester and Chris Massey are on opposite ends of the spectrum as special-teams players for the Bears. Hester is the greatest kick returner in NFL history. Massey is a typically anonymous long snapper who nobody in Chicago had ever heard of before he signed with the Bears on Thursday, even though...

Hester Likely, Moore Out for Raiders Game

The Chicago Bears Devin Hester missed his second consecutive day of practice but will likely suit up against Oakland Sunday.  Meanwhile, nickel back D.J. Moore is recovering slowly from his ankle injury and has all but been ruled out.  Veteran cornerback Corey Graham is scheduled to get the snaps in Moore’s place. Hester has suffered through a series of minor [...]

Hester misses practice with shin injury

Chicago Bears receiver/kick returner Devin Hester was added to the injury report Thursday with a shin injury and did not participate in practice.

Raiders have no fear of kicking to Hester

Oakland Raiders safety Mike Mitchell has a lot of respect for Chicago Bears return man Devin Hester, but he might need to acquaint himself with the NFL record books.

Bears' Hester misses practice with shin injury

Chicago Bears receiver/kick returner Devin Hester was added to the injury report Thursday with a shin injury and did not participate in practice.

Raiders May Play Keep Away From Hester

It’s not often that Shane Lechler takes center stage in pregame conversations. But with Oakland playing host to the Chicago Bears on Sunday, Lechler is certainly a key factor in how the Raiders deal with Devin Hester, the NFL’s best kick returner. Do the Raiders punt and kick the ball to Hester and dare him to beat them? Or do they try to keep the ball away from him? Lechler...

Moore likely out, Hester uncertain for Raiders

The Chicago Bears will likely be without nickel cornerback D.J. Moore on Sunday at Oakland and now the status of wide receiver/returner Devin Hester is in doubt after he missed a second consecutive practice Friday at Halas Hall.

Why Bears Fans Should Be Thankful

As it is Thanksgiving tomorrow, it's a good time for Bears fans to take a minute and reflect about why we are lucky to be Bears fans. This is even more necessary with this week's bad news about Jay Cutler's thumb. Devin Hester and Robbie Gould and Corey Graham and Dave Toub -- How many teams can look at their special teams as one of their assets, not just a transition...
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