(CBS) Devin Hester picked up his third NFC Special Teams Player of the Week honor of the season Wednesday after recording 122 punt return yards on three returns and an 82-yard punt return touchdown Sunday against the Lions.
Hester now has 12th Special Teams Player of the Week awards in his career and joins John Carney (13,) Jerry Rice (13) and Adam Vinatieri (13) as the only non-quarterbacks to win 12 Player of the Week Awards in their career. The returner is now tied with Boomer Esiason and Steve Young for the 11th most player of the week honors since 1984. Peyton Manning leads the way with 21.
Hester now has 17 kick return touchdowns in his career (12 punt, five kickoff), an NFL record.