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Devin Hester Named NFC Special Teams Player Of The Month For October

There is no doubt we have all been witnesses to the greatest return man the NFL has ever seen, and Devin Hester continues to pile up the awards to go along with his on-field accomplishments as a returner.

CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16: Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears and Cedric Griffin #23 of the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on October 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois.  (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)
CHICAGO, IL - OCTOBER 16: Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears and Cedric Griffin #23 of the Minnesota Vikings at Soldier Field on October 16, 2011 in Chicago, Illinois. (Photo by Tasos Katopodis /Getty Images)
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Dynamic Chicago Bears return man Devin Hester has been named October's NFC Special Teams Player of the Month, according to Bears reporter Zach Zaidman. This is not Hester's first "rodeo," as he has won the award two previous times during his NFL career. This may not seem like a monumental achievement, but Zaidman puts the accomplishment in perspective:

 

 Zach Zaidman 
Devin Hester has won NFC Special Teams Player of the Month for the 3rd time, most in Bears franchise history.

 

For a legacy franchise in the NFL, this is no small honor. During the month of October, Hester had a 69-yard punt return for a TD against the Carolina Panthers in Week 4, and a 98-yard kickoff return for a TD against the Minnesota Vikings in Week 6. Hester broke the NFL record for punt return TDs, a record previously shared Eric Metcalf, with his 11th punt return for TD in that Week 4 game. 

There is no doubt we have been witnesses to the greatest return man the NFL has ever seen, and Hester continues to pile up the awards to go along with his on-field accomplishments as a returner.

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