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Bears News: Devin Hester named 2024 Pro Football Hall of Fame Semifinalist


by - Senior Editor -

Former Chicago Bears star Devin Hester was named one of 25 semi-finalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame Class of 2024 on Tuesday.

Hester holds NFL records with 19 kick-return touchdowns, 14 punt-return TDs and 20 return touchdowns, which includes punts, kickoffs, missed field goals, fumbles and interceptions.

The 25 semifinalists will be cut down to 15 finalists in January.

Here's a list of the 25 semifinalists:

Eric Allen, cornerback

Jared Allen, defensive end

Willie Anderson, offensive tackle

Tiki Barber, running back

Anquan Boldin, wide receiver

Jahri Evans, guard

London Fletcher, linebacker

Dwight Freeney, defensive end

Antonio Gates, tight end

Eddie George, running back

James Harrison, linebacker

Rodney Harrison, safety

Devin Hester, punt returner/kick returner/wide receiver

Torry Holt, wide receiver

Andre Johnson, wide receiver

Robert Mathis, defensive end/linebacker

Julius Peppers, defensive end

Steve Smith Sr., wide receiver

Fred Taylor, running back

Hines Ward, wide receiver

Ricky Watters, running back

Reggie Wayne, wide receiver

Vince Wilfork, defensive tackle

Patrick Willis, linebacker

Darren Woodson, safety

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