(born November 4, 1982) is a former American football wide receiver and return specialist.
He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft.
He played college football at Miami, where he was the first player in the university's recent history to play in all three phases of American football: offense, defense and special teams.
In addition to Chicago, Hester also played for the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks over his eleven-season NFL career.
Originally drafted as a cornerback, Hester quickly made an impact as a kick returner, and later became a wide receiver.
He holds the NFL record for most all-time return touchdowns (punt and kickoff combined) and most all-time punt return touchdowns.
He is widely regarded as one of the best return specialists in NFL history, and was the first person to return the opening kick of the Super Bowl back for a touchdown.