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Hester Named NFC Special Teams Player Of The Week

Devin Hester. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

Devin Hester. (Photo by David Banks/Getty Images)

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(CBS) Bears return specialist Devin Hester has been named the NFC Special Teams Player of the Week, the Tribune reports.

Hester, an eight-year veteran, has earned this award 13 times.

The 30-year-old Hester set a new Bears franchise record with 249 kickoff return yards in the team’s 31-30 win over the Vikings.

He averaged 49.8 yards on his five kickoff returns for the day.