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Devin Hester

Devin Hester - #23 - WR

Status Active
Height/Weight 5' 11"/ 190 lbs.
Birthday 11/04/1982
Birthplace Riviera Beach, FL
College Miami (FL)
Years played 8
Drafted 2006, 2nd round, 25th pick by Bears

STATS, LLC 2012 STATS

Rec Yds TD
23 242 1

60-second rant: Hester's production dipping, and O-line not helping

Posted Sept. 20, 2011 @ 7:26 p.m. ET
WR Devin Hester may not have many opportunities to catch many deep passes with the Bears' offensive line struggling.

Falcons-Bears matchup of the day: Friday

Posted Sept. 09, 2011 @ 2:23 p.m. ET
Falcons rookie Matt Bosher isn't going to have the luxury of easing into his debut as the Falcons' kickoff specialist and punter.

Booster says he gave lavish gifts to Miami football players

Posted Aug. 17, 2011 @ 2:26 a.m. ET
A University of Miami booster says he provided illegal benefits to a number of Hurricanes players, including several who became prominent NFL players.

Bears' WR search not expected to end with splash

Posted July 14, 2011 @ 10:42 a.m. ET
The Bears are expected to pursue a wide receiver in free agency and there's plenty of chatter about who their top target should be.

Bears not down on Hester, despite declining receiving numbers

Posted April 01, 2011 @ 3:22 p.m. ET
After setting career highs in receptions and receiving yards in 2009, WR Devin Hester's numbers dipped in '10, but the Bears have not soured on him.

Kickoff changes hurt the sport

Posted March 23, 2011 @ 9:47 a.m. ET
Kickoffs are one of the most exciting — and dangerous — plays in football. According to PFW's Eli Kaberon, they shouldn't be altered.

Bears positional analysis: Specialists

Posted March 07, 2011 @ 2:04 p.m. ET
This is the ninth in a series of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series concludes with an analysis of Chicago's special-teams situation.

Bears positional analysis: Wide receivers

Posted Feb. 21, 2011 @ 11:26 a.m. ET
This is the third in a series of position-by-position looks at the Bears' personnel entering the 2011 offseason. The series continues with an analysis of Chicago's WR situation.

Packers-Bears matchup of the day: Saturday

Posted Jan. 22, 2011 @ 12:58 p.m. ET
PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush presents the fifth of five key matchups this week in advance of the Packers battle against the arch-rival Bears in the NFC championship Sunday at Soldier Field.

Bears MVP Meter: Week 17

Posted Jan. 03, 2011 @ 3:04 p.m. ET
Putting pressure on quarterbacks is considered the key to the Bears' defense, and DE Julius Peppers' performance this season earned him the top spot on the MVP Meter.

The pressure is on Packers' special teams

Posted Dec. 29, 2010 @ 7:08 p.m. ET
Each Wednesday throughout the season, PFW executive editor and resident Packers expert Dan Arkush identifies one Packers player, coach or area of the team that is most under the microscope. This week, Dan focuses on the Green Bay special teams ...

Four Bears named to Pro Bowl

Posted Dec. 28, 2010 @ 8:55 p.m. ET
WLB Lance Briggs, WR-RS Devin Hester, DE Julius Peppers and MLB Brian Urlacher will represent Chicago in the Pro Bowl.

Bears players of the week

Posted Dec. 27, 2010 @ 2:01 a.m. ET
There were a few players worth considering on a day when the Bears scored more than 30 points for the third time this season, but Jay Cutler gets the nod as the team's offensive player of the week.

Bears win shootout, Jets back in playoffs

Posted Dec. 26, 2010 @ 5:03 p.m. ET
Jay Cutler threw three touchdown passes, Matt Forté ran for 113 yards and the Bears beat the playoff-bound Jets 38-34 on Sunday.

They said it: Bears edition

Posted Dec. 22, 2010 @ 6:01 p.m. ET
Here's what Lovie Smith, Mike Martz and Greg Olsen are saying in advance of the Bears' Week 16 game against the Jets.

STATS, LLC PLAYER NEWS

Posted Nov. 29, 2012
Hester is active for Sunday's game against Minnesota.||||||| Hester went through a full practice Friday after missing one game with a concussion.
Posted Nov. 25, 2012
Hester has left Sunday's game against the Minnesota Vikings with a concussion.||||||| The injury occurred early in the game, although it was not clear exactly when. The Bears announced he would miss the remainder of the game with about five minutes left in the half. Eric Weems replaced Hester at receiver and on returns.
Posted Oct. 20, 2012
Hester (quadriceps) is probable for Monday.||||||| Hester's last return for TD was in Detroit's visit to Chicago last season.
Posted Dec. 23, 2011
Hester is active at Green Bay on Sunday.||||||| Hester was questionable with an ankle injury.
Posted Dec. 01, 2011
A suburban Chicago man has pleaded guilty to misdemeanor battery for slapping Hester while at an Illinois casino.||||||| Daniel Rago of Mount Prospect was arrested after police said he slapped Hester in the back of the head on Oct. 14 while the football player was standing in line at Rivers Casino. Hester didn't retaliate.

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