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Hester somersaults way into NFL record books vs. Carolina

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Move over, Eric Metcalf. There's a new punt-return king in the NFL.

Most career punt-return touchdowns
Player
Years
TDs
2006-2011
11
1989-2002
10
1990-2003
9
1951-1958
8
1975-1983
8
1992-2002
8

The Chicago Bears' Devin Hester took a Jason Baker punt 69 yards and into the end zone during the second quarter of Sunday's game against the Carolina Panthers for his 11th career punt-return touchdown, breaking Metcalf's all-time record of 10.

As Soldier Field rocked, Hester somersaulted his way into the end zone, drawing a 15-yard penalty for unsportsmanlike conduct.

Hester's record-setting return put the Bears ahead 24-10 and came just minutes after he nearly returned a kickoff for a touchdown. Chicago won, 34-29.

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