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Sunday, October 2, 2011
Devin Hester takes over an NFL record

By Michael C. Wright

CHICAGO -- The Chicago Bears' Devin Hester added to an already-long list of special-teams accolades Sunday against the Carolina Panthers when he broke up the home team's sideline for his NFL-record 11th punt return for a touchdown.

After fielding a line-drive ball from Carolina punter Jason Baker, Hester broke a tackle, then sprinted up the sideline 69 yards for the score that gave the Bears a 24-10 lead. Hester punctuated the return with three consecutive somersaults in the end zone, and was flagged for unsportsmanlike conduct as a result.

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