Devin Hester NFL
In the National Football League, wide receiver and return expert Devin Hester Sr. Represented the United States as a professional football player (NFL). He is considered as the best return specialist in NFL history and is the first and only player to return the Super Bowl’s opening kick for a touchdown.
Devin Hester NFL Early Life
To Juanita Brown and Lenorris Hester Sr., Hester was born on November 4, 1982. When he was a child, his parents split up. His father passed away from cancer two years after he turned into a teenager, and his mother suffered serious injuries in a car mishap before he turned 13. From there, he received assistance and upbringing from his sibling Lenorris Jr. and stepfather Derrick Brown. Hester participated in football as a running back, wide receiver, cornerback, and return expert at First Palm Beach Gardens High. In addition to Parade, which named him to their All-American squad, he received recognition from SuperPrep.com as the top high school prospect in Florida.
Hester competed in the 2002 California Bowl, where he returned a kick 80 yards for a score. Hester attended the University of Miami, where he participated in football from 2003 to 2005 for the Miami Hurricanes. His selection to the first team of All-Americans by both The Sporting News and the Walter Camp Football Foundation in 2004 as a sophomore helped him gain notoriety on the national level as a kick returner. He finished his three seasons with a total of 24 carries for 160 yards, 10 receptions for 196 yards, 11 tackles, 1 sack, and five interceptions for a return yardage of 57. He also returned 41 punts for 638 yards and 40 kickoffs for 1,019 yards.
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Devin Hester NFL Career
The Chicago Bears, who took Hester with the 57th overall selection in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft, marked the beginning of Hester’s professional career in the National Football League. He had six return scores in his first 13 weeks of playing professionally, including one on a punt return in his NFL debut. When he returned a punt 69 yards for a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers in October 2011, he broke the NFL record for most punt return scores with 11.
He led the league in kickoff return yards (1,442) and averaged 27.7 kickoff return yards and 14.2 punt return yards at the conclusion of the 2013 season. On March 11, 2014, Hester was declared a free agency. On March 20, 2014, he penned a three-year agreement with the Atlanta Falcons. The Falcons cut him loose in July. His one-year contract with the Baltimore Ravens was finalized in September 2016. The Ravens used him only as a return expert during his 12 games there. In January 2017, Hester agreed to play for the Seattle Seahawks.
After the season, he made it known that he would stop playing in the NFL. Hester made a formal announcement about leaving the NFL on December 12th, 2017. His first year of eligibility, September 2021, saw him named for the 2022 NFL Hall of Fame class, which will be inducted. Tamara James, a women’s basketball player he encountered at the University of Miami, and he were in a relationship. The following year, in 2010, Hester married Zingha Walcott, a teacher of primary students. As of right now, they have three boys.
Devin Hester NFL Net Worth
Hester’s net worth is estimated to be $3 million. His worth includes his assets and career earnings.