Devin Hester Denied Entrance To Hall Of Fame
The greatest return specialist the NFL has ever (and will ever) seen was not admitted into the NFL's Hall of Fame after his first year on the ballot.
Devin Hester's name was among the 15 names up for consideration for entrance into the NFL's Hall of Fame.
When the final results were announce, Devin Hester had not made the list.
This wasn't a surprise to some. Special team players have never received much respect from the Hall of Fame. There are only 4 kickers in the HOF, and only one in the last 30 years, Morton Anderson. Only one punter, Ray Guy, has made the HOF. No kick return specialists are in Canton.
But Hester was special. Not only did he hold pretty much every record you could ever hold as a kick returner, he had a sense for the dramatic. It was the most exciting play of the game. It's cliché to say now, but you really didn't go to the bathroom when the Bears were getting the kickoff.
And then he provided one of the most iconic moments in NFL Super Bowl history. Returning the opening kickoff of the Bears-Colts Super Bowl for a Touchdown.
While we're here, let's take a look at some more of his highlights. They never get old.
This made a grown man break down in public.
He was also pretty awesome in college at Miami.
While not a surprise, it's definitely a disappointment that Hester won't be a first ballot hall of famer, a title he's publicly said he very much wanted. Common thought is that Hester will receive his flowers some point in the next few years.
One thing's for sure, Devin's acceptance speech will be must watch television.
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