Falcons’ Devin Hester Sets TD Return Record

By Staff  |  09/18/2014

Devin Hester

Atlanta Falcons return specialist Devin Hester set an NFL record on Thursday night (Sept. 18), when he notched the 20th touchdown return of his career -- the most in league history.

It took place in the second quarter of the Falcons game against the Tampa Bay Bucs, where he returned a punt 62 yards for a touchdown. Hester previously shared the record with the retired Deion Sanders, who attended the game for CBS/NFL Network and saluted Hester on the video board.

"Like I said is the BEST EVER!! #TRUTH," Sanders tweeted to Hester after the feat.

Of Hester's 20 touchdown returns, 14 were punts and five were kickoff returns, as well as a return of a missed field goal for a touchdown.