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#17 - Devin Hester

WIDE RECEIVER
Ht: 5-11 Wt: 190
College: Miami (FL)
Exp: 9th

Player Information

Devin Devorris Hester was born on November 4, 1982 in Riviera Beach, FL. There, he went to Suncoast High before going to the University of Miami. As a freshman at Miami, he played wide receiver but primarily served as a kickoff returner. He had 18 kickoffs for 517 yards (28.7 avg) and 1 touchdown. He also caught 4 passes for 116 yards (29.0 avg) and had 4 carries for 26 yards (6.5 avg) in 13 games. As a sophomore, he started 4 of 12 games at cornerback. He finished with 17 tackles, 4 interceptions for 28 yards, and 2 pass breakups. He also caught 1 pass for 25 yards with 5 carries for 40 yards (8.0 avg) and a touchdown. He also returned 15 kickoffs for 389 yards (25.9 avg) and 1 touchdown and 19 punts for 326 yards (17.2 avg) and 3 touchdowns. As a junior, he appeared in 10 games, finishing the season with 11 tackles, 1 for loss, 1 sack, 1 interception for 29 yards, and a pass breakup. He also carried the ball 15 times for 94 yards (6.3 avg) and had 5 catches for 55 yards (11.0 avg). He also returned 7 kickoffs for 113 yards (16.1 avg) and 22 punts for 312 yards (14.2 avg) and 1 touchdown. Originally drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round (57th overall) of the 2006 NFL Draft. Voted to NFC Pro Bowl team in 2006, 2007, and 2010.

Career Statistics

  RECEIVING RUSHING
Year Team G GS No. Yds Avg TD Att. Yds TD
2006 CHI 16 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
2007 CHI 16 0 20 299 15.0 2 7 -10 0
2008 CHI 15 8 51 665 13.0 3 6 61 0
2009 CHI 13 12 57 757 13.3 3 6 1 0
2010 CHI 16 13 40 475 11.9 4 7 30 0
2011 CHI 16 8 26 369 14.2 1 1 -6 0
2012 CHI 15 5 23 242 10.5 1 3 6 0
2013 CHI 16 0 0 0 0.0 0 0 0 0
TOTALS 123 46 217 2807 12.9 14 30 80 0

Other Stats

Fumbles: 2006: 8 fumbles, 2 recoveries, 2 lost; 2007: 7 fumbles, 2 recoveries, 1 lost; 2008: 5 fumbles, 2 recoveries, 2 lost; 2009: 3 fumbles, 2 recoveries, 1 lost; 2011: 5 fumbles, 4 recoveries; 2012: 1 fumble; 2013: 5 fumbles, 2 recoveries, 1 lost. Totals: 34 fumbles, 14 recoveries, 7 lost
Kickoff Returns: 2006: 20 returns for 528 yards (26.4 avg) and 2 touchdowns; 2007: 43 returns for 934 yards (21.7 avg) and 2 touchdowns; 2008: 31 returns for 679 yards (21.9 avg); 2009: 7 returns for 156 yards (22.3 avg); 2010: 12 returns for 427 yards (35.6 avg); 2011: 33 returns for 723 yards (21.9 avg) and 1 touchdown; 2012: 24 returns for 621 yards (25.9 avg); 2013: 52 returns for 1436 yards (27.6 avg). Totals: 222 returns for 5504 yards (24.8 avg) and 5 touchdowns.
Punt Returns: 2006: 47 returns for 600 yards (12.8 avg) and 3 touchdowns; 2007: 42 returns for 651 yards (15.5 avg) and 4 touchdowns; 2008: 32 returns for 198 yards (6.2 avg); 2009: 24 returns for 187 yards (7.8 avg); 2010: 33 returns for 564 yards (17.1 avg) and 3 touchdowns; 2011: 28 returns for 454 yards (16.2 avg) and 2 touchdowns; 2012: 40 returns 331 yards (8.3 avg); 2013: 18 returns for 256 yards (14.2 avg) and 1 touchdown. Totals: 264 returns for 3241 yards (12.3 avg) and 13 touchdowns.

Transactions

Signed by Chicago Bears on July 2, 2006 ... Signed by Bears to a contract extension on July 27, 2008 ... Signed by Atlanta Falcons on March 20, 2014.

Contract details

He signed a four-year extension with the Bears worth $40 million in 2008 ... He signed a three-year deal worth $9 million which included $3.5 million guaranteed. That guaranteed portion included a $2.5 million signing bonus, as well as his 2014 base salary. A portion of his 2015 base salary ($500,000) can become guaranteed if he's on the roster on the third of the league year. His base salaries are: $1 million (2014); $2.5 million (2015); and $3 million (2016). His cap hits are (rounded to nearest thousand): $1.833 million (2014); $3.333 million (2015); and $3.833 million (2016).


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