NFL Fans Are Steaming Mad About Devin Hester Being Snubbed By The Hall Of Fame

NFL Fans Angry About Devin Hester Hall Of Fame Snub

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  • Devin Hester was one of the finalists for the Hall of Fame this year.
  • He didn’t get enough votes, however, making many NFL fans very mad.
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Usually, if you are the greatest at something and there is some sort of award to be given for being that in your given profession, it’s a no-brainer that you will be given that honor.

Such was not the case Thursday night when the Pro Football Hall of Fame class of 2022 was announced at the NFL Honors event and Devin Hester’s name was not read.

Tony Boselli got in. So did Cliff Branch, LeRoy Butler, Sam Mills, Bryant Young and Richard Seymour. Former coach Dick Vermeil and former official Art McNally also got the call. But not Devin Hester.

Hester played in the NFL for 11 seasons and by the time he was done most considered him to be the greatest return specialist in NFL history.

He holds NFL records with 20 return touchdowns, 14 on punt returns. He also has the record for most punt return touchdowns in a season, four. Hester is also the only player to return the opening kick of a Super Bowl for a touchdown.

Devin Hester believes he is a Hall of Famer

“You look at my stats, you see I have the most return touchdowns of all time,” Hester told Sports Illustrated this week. “Imagine if teams kicked to me my whole life, how crazy the stats would be. I really only got two or three good years of getting the ball kicked to me.”

Hester added, “First-ballot Hall of Famers are Hall of Famers that you don’t have no question that they should be a Hall of Famer. You think about the best of the best—best quarterbacks, best running backs, best receivers. I know we don’t have any [full-time] returners in the Hall of Fame, but I did things that have never been done before.”

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Even Deion Sanders, one of the most feared kick returners ever thinks Devin Hester was extra special.

“There’s no man that was feared more than Devin Hester with a ball in his hands on special teams,” said Sanders. “And that’s coming from me.”

Yet here we sit on Friday morning and Devin Hester is not a Hall of Famer.

Other finalist who were also snubbed include Andre Johnson, Reggie Wayne, Torry Holt, DeMarcus Ware, Patrick Willis, Jared Allen, Zach Thomas, Ronde Barber, and Willie Anderson.

Devin Hester, however, is the one fans seem most angry about not making the Hall of Fame.