He was one of the best return specialists in NFL history and now he's officially out of the game.

Admittedly, I was a bit surprised to hear that former Chicago Bears great Devin Hester was stepping away from the game. I thought Hester retired last year.

Legendary Chicago Bears Star Officially Announces Retirement
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Turns out, Hester was still active as a member of the Seattle Seahawks. However, after he wasn't resigned at the end of the end of the 2016 season, Hester was forced to sit idly by and wait for his next chance.

Hester won't be waiting any longer because he announced on Twitter "CURTAINS. Appreciate all of the love for all these years!!! Y'all made the ride incredible." Hester also gave a special shoutout to "all of the Bears fans."

Devin Hester spent 8 years with the Chicago Bears setting an NFL record of 19 career return touchdowns that included 13 punt returns and 5 kickoff returns for scores.

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