Inside The Numbers: The Devin Hester Effect

This past weekend in the National Football League 641 passes were completed, but it was one pass in the corner of the end zone of Cowboys Stadium that caught my attention. It brought back memories of one of the greatest players I had ever seen play his position.

Seizing the ball thrown by Jay Cutler like an eagle clutching its prey, Devin Hester displayed why Head Coach Lovie Smith and staff switched him from defensive back (where he started all his games as a rookie in 2006) to receiver in 2007.

Almost immediately upon arriving in the Windy City, the kid from Riviera Beach, Florida was bringing major excitement to the Bears’ return game. Hester’s entry into the league as a rookie and arguably the best return man the game has ever seen seems like forever ago.

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