Hester To The Hall Of Fame?

Published December 13, 2017 at 12:58

"With legendary kick returner Devin Hester announcing his retirement this week, it immediately sparked debate on if the special teams superstar should be in the Hall of Fame. Hester of course has set a mark which will probably not be matched, 20 return touchdowns. 19 of those return touchdowns came during his eight seasons with the Bears, a place he loved so much. Drafted during the second round of the 2006 draft, he made himself a name in the NFL immediately with five kick return touchdowns, a single season NFL record. He himself broke that record the next season with six kick return touchdowns. Current Bears head coach John Fox spoke on the possibility. "In my opinion, I don't get a vote, but I definitely think so," Fox said. "It took forever for Ray Guy to get in, and I always thought he was very special as a punter.
"Special teams has impacted plenty of games in football over history. That makes a difference in wins and losses when you have a guy that's that dangerous of a weapon and can change field position and change the score in an instant. That's a huge impact on the game. He changed games."A return specialist has never been elected to the Hall of Fame, two full time kickers and one punter are the only special teams players to be featured in the Hall of Fame. Do you think Hester should be in the Hall?"

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