Devin Hester came close to breaking two returns
Dec/30/13 08:41 AM Filed in: Devin Hester
A block there or cutback here, and the NFL record for most return touchdowns could have been had by Bears kick returner Devin Hester. He looked that close at times in the Bears’ 33-28 loss against the Green Bay Packers on Sunday.
Hester opened the game with a 39-yard kickoff return and then ignited the Bears’ strong second half with a 49-yard punt return after a three-and-out by the Packers to open the third quarter.
“The biggest thing on my mind was just getting our offense good field position,” Hester said. “I know when I give our offense good field position, we usually put points on the board.”
But that record-setting 20th return touchdown was a goal of Hester’s. He said so just a few days ago. He said it would be sad not to do it in a Bears uniform, knowing his future isn’t guaranteed because his contract expires.
If Sunday was his last game with the Bears, how does he want to be remembered?
“That I was going to come out here and leave it all on the line,” said Hester, who had five kickoff returns for 127 yards. “At the end of the day, they remember the last game and they know that this last game I put in my all and I fought to the wire. Until the last kick, I gave it my all.”