Hester Rewards His Blockers With Remote-Control Cars

Some quarterbacks take their lineman out to dinner after for keeping them protected during a game. Running backs have been known to buy their lineman watches after a 1,000-yard season.

But for setting the NFL’s all-time return TD record, Devin Hester’s blockers got something different.

According to Vaughn McClure, of the Chicago Tribune, Hester bought 14 remote-control cars and helicopters for his special-teams teammates.

Hester set the NFL record in the December 20th game against the Minnesota Vikings on a 64-yard punt return.

While they might not have been gold watches or an expensive dinner, it seems as if the recipients of Hester’s gifts were appreciative.

“I loved it, but I can’t figure mine out, though,” Rashied Davis told McClure. “I got a remote-control gas car, and I broke it.”

Hester was quite emotional in his post-game press conference after the Vikings game. He expressed his appreciation for all those who have blocked for him and wanted them to receive as much credit and publicity as he was.

  • Allan Franz

    Hester makes Millions and he gives remote control cars ? How about a Rolex watch ? He set a NFL record , that does not happen every Game ! C’MON MAN !

    • Spoon

      A gas powered car + helicopter is easily a grand, hell a mid range remote helicopter is a grand on it’s own. If he gave them quality ones, with quality transmitters, you’re looking at $1500-$2000 each.

      Although watching untrained people try to fly a helicopter that costs a grand would be epic…

  • John

    They all have enough money to buy expensive watches, they don’t need Devin to help them with that if that’s what they want. Remote control cars are just a hobby he enjoys, and he wanted to give his teammates something he thought they’d find fun, enjoyable, and unique; I like it.

  • J Cortez Kyle

    Although an expensive dinner or a watch would have been better, that was still cool. Nice jesture Hester

  • Tripod

    Don’t under estimate the value of this gift. Some of these RC cars can upwards of $1000’s. They are a lot of fun I would much rather have the RC car than a dinner out, or a watch. Think about how much fun it would be for the players driving these cars in excess of 50mph on the practice field.

  • Stash

    I was surprise Sunday after the Bears game when Channel 2 after the game talk show came on and I notice Laurence Holmes of the Score came on as one of the host,I couldn’t believe it,this racist slob has got a TV gig,he;s nothing but a racist,I dealth with this moron he sent me many racist replys on E-mail. after asking him Questions on certain players.

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