Devin Hester is truly something special

Bears star just might be the best return man in history, yet teams still kick to him

Originally Published: December 1, 2011
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

Devin Hester tried to explain it, he really did.

This was five years ago, a week after the Chicago Bears rookie had tied an 87-year-old NFL record with an exhilarating 108-yard return of a missed field goal for a touchdown against the Giants.

He shrugged in his seat. He squirmed a little.

"That's just my mentality," Hester said finally. "Whenever I get my hands on the ball … I think big."

Like so many artists, Hester has difficulty articulating just what it is that ...

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