ATLANTA - Former Atlanta Falcons wide receiver and return special Devin Hester is retiring from the NFL.
Hester, widely considered the best return man in NFL history, announced his retirement on Twitter Tuesday morning.
CURTAINS ✌🏾 Appreciate all of the love for all these years!!! Y’all made the ride incredible!!! pic.twitter.com/jkcVrRLcNI— Devin Hester (@D_Hest23) December 12, 2017
“I have good news and bad news,” Hester said on Twitter. “Good news: Commissioner Goodell, you can put the kickoff back at the 30. Bad news: Y’all will have to find a new favorite returner.”
The 35-year-old played for the Falcons in 2014 and 2015. He spent the majority of his 11-year career with the Chicago Bears.
Hester, 35, finished his career with 14 punt return touchdowns and five kickoff return touchdowns – the most in NFL history.
Hester was first-team All-Pro three times and made four Pro Bowls.
“Hopefully next time I see y’all it’ll be in Canton,” Hester said in his Twitter statement.
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