On Tuesday, NFL great Devin Hester officially retired from football.
Hester is widely regarded as the best return man in the history of the league and a future Pro Football Famer.
The former Miami Hurricanes star was named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team and holds NFL record for most total career return touchdowns (20), career punt return touchdowns (14) and total return touchdowns in a single season (6). He totaled 11,028 return yards for his career.
As a wide receiver, Hester added 255 catches for 3,311 yards and 16 touchdowns.
“To all the Bears fans, you brought me in and made a Florida boy feel at home in the Midwest from Day 1,” he wrote in a statement. “I grew into a man, built a family and became who I am today in the city of Chicago. I’ll always remember the noise y’all made whenever I hit the open turf at Soldier (Field) — never heard anything quite like it. I’d also like to especially thank coach Lovie Smith for taking a chance on me in the draft and getting this whole thing started.”
CURTAINS ✌🏾 Appreciate all of the love for all these years!!! Y’all made the ride incredible!!! pic.twitter.com/jkcVrRLcNI
— Devin Hester (@D_Hest23) December 12, 2017
Because of his success in the return game and blazing speed, Hester became the first player in Madden NFL history to earn a 100 speed rating.
You can relive some of the greatest moments from Hester’s collegiate and NFL career — which included stints with the Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks — below.
Devin Hester NFL Career Highlights
Devin Hester College Career Highlights
We would like to wish Hester all of the best in the next stage of his career.