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.
— Deion Sanders (@DeionSanders) September 19, 2014
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.