Devin Hester: Is the Chicago Bears Return Man a Future Hall of Famer?

December 22, 2010   ·     ·   Jump to comments

Watching the Chicago Bears Monday night and seeing that performance by Devin Hester made me wonder about something that at first blush may seem idiotic: Are we watching a future Hall of Fame performer?
On the surface, a knee-jerk reaction might be an immediate "hell no," given that there are currently no plaques in Canton for kick and/or punt returners. Heck, there aren't even any punters in football's holy shrine. Ray Guy, anyone?
But there are kickers, so why not kick returners? Especially one as great as the Bears' No. 23.
Last night, Hester set the NFL's all-time record for touchdowns by a return man with his 14th dash to the house. That is impressive. But there is another thing that makes this even more impressive. 
He is only 28.
Now, Brian Mitchell, the man who held the record that Hester broke, has not sniffed—and may not ever sniff—the Hall of Fame. But he played 14 seasons and racked up many of his TDs earlier...

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