Giant Schnauzer (Dog)
Devin Hester hasn’t publicly shared about owning pets, though he mentioned in 2021 that his wife approved the adoption of a Giant Schnauzer. It’s unclear if he went through with the adoption.
November 4, 1982 (41)
Devin Hester is a former American football player renowned for his career as a return specialist and wide receiver in the National Football League (NFL). Notably, he played for the Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens, and Seattle Seahawks. Hester holds the NFL record for most all-time return touchdowns and is widely regarded as one of the best return specialists in NFL history.
Throughout his career, Hester achieved significant milestones in both return and receiving roles. He made an immediate impact in his rookie season with the Chicago Bears, setting an NFL record for most return touchdowns in a season. His prowess as a return specialist was further highlighted by his record for the most punt return touchdowns in NFL history. In addition to his special teams achievements, Hester also contributed as a wide receiver, particularly during his tenure with the Bears, where he transitioned to a full-time receiving role for several seasons.
Hester’s career was marked by notable collaborations with several key figures in the NFL. He worked closely with special teams coaches such as Dave Toub, who played a significant role in developing his skills as a return specialist. On the field, his synergy with quarterbacks like Jay Cutler and Matt Ryan was crucial in his transition and success as a receiver. Hester also had significant interactions with fellow return specialists like Josh Cribbs and Leon Washington, often being compared and contrasted in terms of style and effectiveness.
In recognition of his extraordinary skills and contributions to the game, Hester received numerous awards and distinctions. He was selected to the Pro Bowl four times and was named a first-team All-Pro three times. His record-breaking return for a touchdown in Super Bowl XLI remains one of the most iconic moments in NFL history. Hester’s impact on the game was further acknowledged when he was named to the NFL 2000s All-Decade Team and the NFL 100th Anniversary All-Time Team, cementing his status as one of the greatest return specialists in the history of the league.