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Encyclopedia > Devin Hester
Devin Hester

Hester at the 2007 Pro Bowl
Chicago BearsNo. 23
Wide receiver/Return specialist
Date of Birth: November 4, 1982 (1982-11-04) (age 24)
Place of Birth: Riviera Beach, Florida Flag of the United States
Height: 5 ft 11 in (1.8 m) Weight: 186 lb (84 kg)
National Football League Debut
2006 for the Chicago Bears
Career Highlights and Awards
Career History
College: Miami (Fla.)
NFL Draft: 2006 / Round: 2 / Pick: 57
 Teams:
  • Chicago Bears (2006-present)
Stats at CBS Sportsline.com

Devin Hester (born November 4, 1982) is a wide receiver and return specialist, who plays for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. He is an alumnus of the University of Miami, where he became the first person in the university’s history to play on all three teams (offense, defense, special teams) of American football.[1] Hester began his professional career with the Bears in 2006, and quickly made an impact as a kick returner. Dubbed the "Windy City Flyer" and "Anytime", Hester holds the league's all-time record for most touchdown returns in one season.[2] Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place on February 10, 2007, at 1:00 p. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... In team sports, the squad number, shirt number, jersey number, sweater number, or uniform number is the number worn on a players uniform. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal attempts. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... A Riviera Beach sign Riviera Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, U.S.A. which was incorporated September 29, 1922. ... Image File history File links This is a lossless scalable vector image. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... In professional American football, the Pro Bowl is the all-star game of the National Football League (NFL). ... National Football Conference logo. ... Louis Brian Piccolo (October 31, 1943 – June 16, 1970) was a professional football player for the Chicago Bears for four seasons. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... The 10th Anniversary ESPY Award. ... Devin Hester (born November 4, 1982) is a wide receiver and return specialist, who plays for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... This is a list of athletic conferences of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). ... Head Coach Randy Shannon 1st Year, 1-0 Home Stadium Miami Orange Bowl Capacity 72,319 - Grass Conference ACC - Coastal First Year 1926 Athletic Director Paul Dee Website HurricaneSports. ... The NFL Draft (officially the NFL Annual Player Selection Meeting[1]) is an annual sports draft in which National Football League (NFL) teams take turns selecting amateur college American football players and other first-time eligible players. ... The 2006 National Football League Draft , the 71st in league history, took place in New York City at Radio City Music Hall on April 29 and April 30, 2006. ... is the 308th day of the year (309th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 1982 (MCMLXXXII) was a common year starting on Friday (link displays the 1982 Gregorian calendar). ... City Chicago, Illinois Other nicknames Da Bears, The Monsters of the Midway Team colors Navy Blue and Orange Head Coach Lovie Smith Owner Virginia Halas McCaskey Chairman Michael McCaskey General manager Jerry Angelo Fight song Bear Down, Chicago Bears Mascot Staley Da Bear League/Conference affiliations Independent (1919) National Football... NFL redirects here. ... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... United States simply as football, is a competitive team sport that is both fast-paced and strategic. ... The Chicago Bears began the 2006 NFL season in hopes of defending their NFC North Championship title, and redefining their offense. ...

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Early years

Devin Hester was born to Juanita Brown and Lenorris Hester Sr. in Riviera Beach, Florida. His parents separated while he was a toddler. Before he became a teenager, his mother was severely injured in car accident, while his father died of cancer two years later.[3] His step-father, Derrick Brown, and brother, Lenorris Jr., helped Hester escape his depression and rebuild his life by introducing him to football. He soon returned to his normal life, and began to excel in sports and academics.[4] A Riviera Beach sign Riviera Beach is a city in Palm Beach County, Florida, U.S.A. which was incorporated September 29, 1922. ... Boy toddler Toddler is a common term for a a young child who is learning to walk or toddle,[1] generally considered to be the second stage of development after infancy and occurring predominantly during the ages of 12 to 36 months old. ... “Young Men” redirects here. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Cancer is a class of diseases or disorders characterized by uncontrolled division of cells and the ability of these to spread, either by direct growth into adjacent tissue through invasion, or by implantation into distant sites by metastasis (where cancer cells are transported through the bloodstream or lymphatic system). ... A stepfamily is the family one acquires when a parent marries someone new. ... Look up depression in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... Look up Football in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ...


Hester attended Suncoast High School, where he played football as a cornerback, wide receiver, return specialist, and running back. He earned recognition from SuperPrep.com as the sixth best high school prospect in Florida, and Parade, who named Hester onto their All-American team. Hester also participated in the 2002 CaliFlorida Bowl, where he returned a kick for an 80-yard touchdown.[5][6] Name Suncoast Community High School Principal Dr. Gloria Crutchfield Address 600 West 28th Street Town Riviera Beach, FL 33404 Established 1955 Community Lower-income suburban Type Public secondary, magnet program Religion Secular Students Coeducational Grades 9 to 12 Accreditation Southern Association of College and Schools Florida State Department of Education... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal and extra point attempts. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... PARADE is a magazine, distributed as a Sunday supplement in hundreds of newspapers in the United States. ... All-American, a Broadway musical with book by Mel Brooks, music by Charles Strouse, and lyrics by Lee Adams, opened in New York on March 19, 1962, and played 80 performances. ...


During his youth, Hester enjoyed following the Dallas Cowboys. He especially idolized Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith and Michael Irvin. He was also a fan of the Chicago Bulls during the Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson era.[7] Fred Taylor of the University of Florida was Hester's favorite athlete. In addition to football, he also enjoyed playing soccer and following baseball.[7] City Irving, Texas Other nicknames Americas Team, The Boys Team colors Royal Blue (PMS 661), Silver-Green (PMS 8280), Silver (PMS 8240), and Navy Blue (PMS 282) Head Coach Wade Phillips Owner Jerry Jones General manager Jerry Jones League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1960–present) Northern Conference (1960... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and CBS Sports commentator. ... Emmitt James Smith III (born May 15, 1969 in Pensacola, Florida) is a former American football player, who played for the Dallas Cowboys and Arizona Cardinals. ... Michael Jerome Irvin (born March 5, 1966 in Fort Lauderdale, Florida) is a former American football player for the Dallas Cowboys, he was inducted into the Pro Football Hall of Fame on August 4th, 2007. ... This article or section does not cite any references or sources. ... For other persons named Michael Jordan, see Michael Jordan (disambiguation). ... Philip Douglas Phil Jackson (born September 17, 1945 in Deer Lodge, Montana) is the current coach of the Los Angeles Lakers, an American professional basketball team. ... Frederick Antwon Taylor (born January 27, 1976, in Pahokee, Florida) is a running back for the Jacksonville Jaguars football team. ... The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Football is a ball game played between two teams of eleven players, each attempting to win by scoring more goals than their opponent. ... This article is about the sport. ...


Collegiate career

After completing high school, Hester enrolled into the University of Miami. As a sophomore, he earned national recognition after being named onto the "Walter Camp All-America Team" and “The Sporting News' All-America team”. Hester’s recognition was influenced by his prodigious success as a kick returner. His ability to thrust laterally and breakaway from pursuers made him one of the nation’s most dangerous return specialists.[5] During his freshman year, Hester returned an opening kick for a 97-yard touchdown against the University of Florida. In a game against Duke University in 2005, Hester broke six tackles while returning an 81-yard punt.[8] Ultimately, Hester completed his college career with a total of six touchdowns from kick returns, including one blocked field goal return. He also scored one rushing and receiving touchdown, and recorded five interceptions as a defensive back. The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal attempts. ... The University of Florida (commonly referred to as Florida, UFL, or UF) is a public land-grant, space-grant, research university located in Gainesville, Florida. ... Duke University is a private coeducational research university located in Durham, North Carolina, USA. Founded by Methodists and Quakers in the present-day town of Trinity in 1838, the school moved to Durham in 1892. ...


Hester became the first football player in Miami Hurricanes' history to play as member of the special, offensive, and defensive teams.[5][1] During his productive tenure at the University of Miami, Hester befriended Deion Sanders through Ed Reed, one of Sanders’ teammates who was an alumnus of the University of Miami. Sanders counseled, advised, and encouraged Hester. Hester was also known as “Anytime” in college, which is a tribute to Sanders’ nickname, “Prime Time”. He also adopted Sanders’ signature touchdown dance, and showboating maneuvers, which he carried to his future NFL career.[4] This is an article about the University of Miami in Coral Gables, Florida. ... In American football, each team has 11 players on the field at one time. ... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and CBS Sports commentator. ... For other persons of the same name, see Edward Reed. ... “Alumni” redirects here. ... This article or section seems to contain too many examples (or of a poor quality) for an encyclopedia entry. ... The Music City Queen on the Cumberland River, Nashville. ... NFL logo For other uses of the abbreviation NFL, see NFL (disambiguation). ...


Professional career

2006 NFL Draft

Pre-draft measureables
Weight 40 yd 20 ss 3-cone Vert BP Wonderlic
190 lb (86 kg) 4.35s 4.20s 6.78s 38 in (96.5 cm)* 16*[9] X
* represents NFL Combine


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Chicago Bears

2006

Hester’s rookie season was eventful and record-breaking. In only thirteen weeks as a professional football player, Hester scored six return touchdowns, including a record tying 108-yard touchdown from a missed field goal against the New York Giants.[10] He also returned a punt for a clutch 83-yard game-winning touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals, and two kickoff returns in one game against the St. Louis Rams.[11][12] Following his record-breaking game during week fourteen, opposing teams exercised additional caution when allowing Hester to return kicks.[13][2] During the postseason Hester nearly ran back a punt at a critical moment against the Seattle Seahawks, but it was called back on a blocking penalty. Regardless, the Bears won both NFC playoffs rounds, and advanced to Super Bowl XLI to play the Indianapolis Colts. He started the game on a high note for the Bears by returning the game’s opening kick for a touchdown.[14] The feat was the first touchdown return in an opening kickoff in Super Bowl history.[14] It also marked the quickest lead ever taken by any team.[14] Following the kick, the Colts did not kick the ball directly to Hester, significantly limiting the Bears’ return efforts.[15] City East Rutherford, New Jersey Other nicknames Big Blue Wrecking Crew, Big Blue, G-Men, The Jints, The New York Football Giants Team colors Royal Blue, Red, Gray, and White Head Coach Tom Coughlin Owner John Mara (50%) and Steve Tisch (50%) General manager Jerry Reese League/Conference affiliations National... City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference... This article or section does not adequately cite its references or sources. ... The NFL playoffs following the 2006 NFL season led up to Super Bowl XLI. // at RCA Dome, Indianapolis, Indiana Game time: 4:30 p. ... Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... City Indianapolis, Indiana Team colors Speed Blue and White Head Coach Tony Dungy Owner Jim Irsay General manager Bill Polian Mascot Blue [1] League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1953–present) Western Conference (1953-1969) Coastal Division (1967-1969) American Football Conference (1970-present) AFC East (1970-2001) AFC South... The winning Super Bowl team receives the Vince Lombardi Trophy. ...


Hester's feats in 2006 earned him three NFC Special Teams Player of the week Awards,[16] and a trip to the 2007 Pro Bowl.[17] After the 2006 season ended, he was named as the "NFC’s Player of the Month" for December, and was a finalist in the 2006 Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year voting.[18] He was also voted onto the Associated Press’s 2006 All-Pro team with 48 and a half votes, finishing second behind LaDainian Tomlinson, Champ Bailey, and Jason Taylor who all received 50 votes.[19] He finished the 2006 season by accumulating three touchdowns for 600 yards on 47 punt returns, and two touchdowns for 528 yards on 20 kick returns, thus making him one of the league’s most productive kick and punt returners.[20][16] Even without taking an offensive snap prior to week fourteen, Hester was the Bears' second leading scorer, behind kicker Robbie Gould.[21] On a negative note, Hester struggled to control the football at times, having games with multiple fumbles on at least two separate occasions.[22][23][2] Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... The 2007 AFC-NFC Pro Bowl is scheduled to take place on February 10, 2007, at 1:00 p. ... The Chicago Bears began the 2006 NFL season in hopes of defending their NFC North Championship title, and redefining their offense. ... Look up December in Wiktionary, the free dictionary. ... The Pepsi NFL Rookie of the Year award was created in 2002. ... The Associated Press, or AP, is an American news agency, the worlds largest such organization. ... LaDainian Tomlinson (born June 23, 1979) is an American football player who currently plays running back for the San Diego Chargers of the National Football League. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Jason Paul Taylor (born September 1, 1974 in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA) is an American football player who currently plays defensive end for the Miami Dolphins of the NFL. He attended the University of Akron. ... The 2006 season of the National Football League (NFL) was the 87th one played by the major professional American football league in the United States. ... Robert Paul Gould, III (pronounced Gōld) (born December 6, 1982) is an American football kicker for the Chicago Bears of the NFL. He was signed as an undrafted free agent out of Penn State University by the New England Patriots. ...


Many fans speculated that Hester’s speed and prior experience as a wide receiver would earn him a spot on the Bears' offense, similar to teammate Rashied Davis. While Lovie Smith dismissed the speculation, he played Hester as a wide receiver for one play against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on December 17, 2006.[24][25] Hester attributes his talent to his mentor, Deion Sanders, whom Hester claims helped him perfect his return game.[16][7] Sanders, a former cornerback and kick returner, compliments Hester after every productive performance. However, Sanders also berated Hester for taunting another player en route to his second touchdown return against the St. Louis Rams.[26][27] His teammates and coaches have also praised Hester. After the 2006 season, he was voted to receive the team's Brian Piccolo Award, which is given to a player who possesses a good character and work ethic.[28] Rashied Khalid Davis (born July 24, 1979 in Los Angeles, California) is an American football cornerback for the Chicago Bears. ... This May 2007 does not cite any references or sources. ... December 17 is the 351st day of the year (352nd in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and CBS Sports commentator. ... Louis Brian Piccolo (October 31, 1943 – June 16, 1970) was a professional football player for the Chicago Bears for four seasons. ...


2007

Shortly after losing Super Bowl XLI, Hester and David Toub, the Bears’ special teams coach, spent a significant amount of time working on new return strategies for Hester.[29] Despite Lovie Smith’s interest in keeping Hester a kick returner and reserve defensive back, the Bears officially converted him to a wide receiver and possibly a running back on May 14.[30] Hester, who had originally played as a receiver and running back at Miami, wished to play as a cornerback like his idol, Deion Sanders, but was persuaded by the coaching staff to make the switch to offense.[31] In July, he won the Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award.[32] Date February 4, 2007 Stadium Dolphin Stadium City Miami Gardens, Florida MVP Peyton Manning, Quarterback, Colts Favorite Colts by 6. ... Special teams are units in American football and Canadian football that are on the field during kickoffs, free kicks, punts, and field goal and extra point attempts. ... In American football and Canadian football, defensive backs are the players on the defensive team who take positions somewhat back from the line of scrimmage; they are distinguished from the defensive line players, who take positions directly behind the line of scrimmage. ... The wide receiver (WR) position in American and Canadian football is the pass-catching specialist. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... May 14 is the 134th day of the year (135th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... The University of Miami (also known as UM or just The U) is a private university founded in 1925 with its main campus in the city of Coral Gables in metropolitan Miami, Florida, in the United States. ... Deion Luwynn Sanders (born August 9, 1967 in Fort Myers, Florida) is a former National Football League cornerback, Major League Baseball outfielder, and CBS Sports commentator. ... The Best Breakthrough Athlete ESPY Award has been presented annually since 1993 to the sportsperson, irrespective of nationality, gender, or sport contested, adjudged to have made the greatest breakthrough in a major international individual sport or North American professional team sport. ...


NFL records

League

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  • Most kickoff return yards in a game (225 yards) - Against St. Louis on December 11, 2006
  • Most punt return yards in a game (152 yards) - Against Arizona on October 16, 2006
  • Most punt return yards in a season (518 yards) - 2006 season

*Shared with Ellis Hobbs and Nathan Vasher
**Shared with five others
City Glendale, Arizona Other nicknames The Cards, The Birds, Big Red Team colors Cardinal Red, Black, and White Head Coach Ken Whisenhunt Owner Bill Bidwill General manager Rod Graves Mascot Big Red League/Conference affiliations National Football League (1920–present) Western Division (1933-1949) American Conference (1950-1952) Eastern Conference... is the 289th day of the year (290th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Ellis Hobbs (born May 16, 1983 in Niagara Falls, New York!) is an American football cornerback for the NFLs New England Patriots. ... Nathan Vasher (born November 17, 1981 in Wichita Falls, Texas), full name Nathanial DeWayne Vasher, is an American football cornerback who plays for the Chicago Bears. ...


Personal life

Hester is in a relationship with Tamara James, a women's basketball player he met at the University of Miami. James currently plays professionally for the Washington Mystics. In an interview with the Black Sports Network in 2005, Hester revealed that he was engaged to James, but the couple had not yet set a date for their marriage ceremony.[33] A later article by the Chicago Tribune confirmed that he had proposed to James on June 6, 2005 at a Miami Heat basketball game.[4] Hester’s family resides in Florida and was struck by Hurricane Wilma in 2005. Hester has assisted his family financially in helping them rebuild their home.[34] His brother Lenorris Jr., resides with Hester during the regular season in their Chicago area home. Hester was raised as a Christian. He brings a Bible to every game he plays.[35] Tamara James is an American basketball player for the WNBAs Washington Mystics. ... The Washington Mystics are a Womens National Basketball Association team based in Washington, DC. They started play in 1998, the second year of the WNBA and are one of the WNBAs first expansion franchises. ... // The Chicago Tribune is a major daily newspaper based in Chicago, Illinois and owned by the Tribune Company. ... is the 157th day of the year (158th in leap years) in the Gregorian calendar. ... Year 2005 (MMV) was a common year starting on Saturday (link displays full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... This article does not cite any references or sources. ... Lowest pressure 882 mbar (hPa; 26. ... Nickname: Motto: Urbs in Horto (Latin: City in a Garden), I Will Location in the Chicago metro area and Illinois Coordinates: , Country State Counties Cook, DuPage Settled 1770s Incorporated March 4, 1837 Government  - Mayor Richard M. Daley (D) Area  - City  234. ... For other uses, see Christian (disambiguation). ... This Gutenberg Bible is displayed by the United States Library. ...


Hester’s successful rookie year drew him much publicity and popularity. Ever since his record-breaking performance against the Rams, Hester has been offered marketing opportunities from Nike, soft drink businessmen, and cell phone companies.[36] There has also been a surge in the demand for Hester’s jerseys within the Chicagoland sporting stores.[37] Along with teammates Rex Grossman and Tommie Harris, Hester appeared on the February 2007 issue of Sports Illustrated for Kids. His reputation has also been bolstered by EA Sports' Madden NFL 08, where Hester's perfect 100 speed rating will make him the fastest player in the game's history.[38] Hester also appeared in a promotional video for the game.[39] The Nike swoosh logo Nike, Inc. ... Rex Grossman (born August 23, 1980) is a quarterback for the Chicago Bears of the National Football League. ... Tommie Harris (born October 29, 1983, Killeen, Texas) is a professional football player for the NFLs Chicago Bears as a Defensive Tackle. ... February 2007 is the second month of the year. ... Andruw Jones on the cover of Sports Illustrated for Kids. ... current EA Sports logo EA Sports is a brand name used by Electronic Arts since 1993 to distribute games based on sports. ... Madden NFL 08 is an American football video game that was published by EA Sports and developed by EA Tiburon. ...


References

  1. ^ a b Black Sports Network, College Football: Devin Retrieved on November 17, 2006
  2. ^ a b c SuperBowl.com, Hester is Chicago's not-so-secret weapon Retrieved on February 28, 2007
  3. ^ Tom Pedulla (2007-01-31). Big returns on Bears' investment. USA Today. Retrieved on 2007-04-29.
  4. ^ a b c Chicago Tribune, Pilot episode is prime-time Retrieved on December 18, 2006
  5. ^ a b c University of Miami Athletics, Player Bio:Devin Hester::Football Retrieved on December 18, 2006
  6. ^ Rivals.com, CaliFlorida Bowl: Final Comments Retrieved on March 20, 2007
  7. ^ a b c Chicago Tribune, Q&A: Devin Hester Retrieved on December 18, 2006
  8. ^ ESPN, Duke Blue Devils at Miami (FL) Hurricanes Retrieved on December 18, 2006
  9. ^ a b NFL Draft Scout, Devin Hester, DS #10 WR, Miami, Retrieved on August 23, 2007
  10. ^ ESPN, Hester's record return pushes Bears past sleeping Giants Retrieved on March 3, 2007
  11. ^ RightWingNutHouse.com, PHOENIX RISING Retrieved on December 18, 2006
  12. ^ ChicagoBears.com, Hester's electrifying return twice as nice for Bears Retrieved on December 18, 2006
  13. ^ TBO.com, A Force Of Nature Retrieved on February 24, 2007
  14. ^ a b c UsaToday.com, Smashing entrance by Bears' Hester at Super Bowl XLI Retrieved on March 20, 2007
  15. ^ Yahoo! Sports, Indianapolis 29, Chicago 17 Retrieved on February 5, 2007
  16. ^ a b c ChicagoBears.com, Hester wins second straight player of week award Retrieved on December 18, 2006
  17. ^ ChicagoBears.com, Hester among seven Bears voted to Pro Bowl Retrieved on January 19, 2007
  18. ^ ChicagoBears.com, Hester named player of month for December Retrieved on January 4, 2007
  19. ^ Yahoo! Sports, Tomlinson, Taylor and Bailey unanimous All-Pros Retrieved on January 8, 2007
  20. ^ ESPN, ESPN.com – NFL – Devin Hester Retrieved on January 16, 2007
  21. ^ Associated Content, Dante Hall Has Passed the Torch to Devin Hester Retrieved on January 16, 2007
  22. ^ SuburbanChicagoNews.com, Offensive Hester a downer Retrieved on January 16, 2007
  23. ^ Chicago Tribune, Precision drill team Retrieved on January 16, 2007
  24. ^ ChicagoBears.com, Bears have no plans to play Hester on offense Retrieved on December 17, 2006
  25. ^ Yahoo! Sports, Bears 34, Buccaneers 31, OT Retrieved on December 17, 2006
  26. ^ ChicagoBears.com, Electrifying Hester enjoying wild ride with humility Retrieved on December 18, 2006
  27. ^ Kansas City Star, The Windy City Flyer Retrieved on February 25, 2007
  28. ^ ChicagoBears.com, Kreutz, Hester honored to win Piccolo Awards Retrieved on April 24, 2007
  29. ^ ChicagoBears.com, Bears will look to counter game of keepaway Retrieved on March 9, 2007
  30. ^ ESPN.com, Bears to shake things up, move Hester to offense Retrieved on May 15, 2007
  31. ^ ChicagoBears.com, Bears moving dynamic Hester to offense Retrieved on May 14, 2007
  32. ^ The Best of the ESPYs. ESPN Internet Ventures (2007). Retrieved on 2007-07-20.
  33. ^ Black Sports Network, College Football: Devin Retrieved on November 17, 2006
  34. ^ Scout.com, Devin Hester Rookie Diary: Entry 1 Retrieved on November 17, 2006
  35. ^ Sun Sentinel, Devin Hester's kick returns can inspire cheers or cringing Retrieved on January 16, 2007
  36. ^ ChicagoBears.com, Devin Hester on success as a rookie (Video) Retrieved on December 18, 2006
  37. ^ "Devin-Mania is gaining speed", Chicago Tribune, December 14, 2006, pp. 1;4. (English) 
  38. ^ ESPN.com, Devin Hester: Maximum Speed Retrieved on April 6, 2007
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