Miami Hurricanes legend Devin Hester announces NFL retirement

One of the most electrifying athletes to ever grace the gridiron is hanging up his cleats.

On Tuesday, former Miami Hurricanes legend Devin Hester announced his retirement from the NFL on Twitter in a touching letter.

Hester spent 11 years in the pros with the Chicago Bears, Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks and set many records along the way.

The South Florida native was a triple threat athlete that played cornerback, wide receiver and returner.

Hester’s 20 return touchdowns (14 on punts, five on kickoffs, one on blocked field goal) accounts for the most in NFL history. While with the Bears, Hester was the first player in NFL history to return the opening kick of the Super Bowl for a touchdown.

Hester made history at The U as the first Hurricane to play offense, defense and special teams during his time in Coral Gables from 2003-05.

Every time he stepped between the lines, Miami fans knew the end zone was a possibility no matter the distance.

As a member of the Hurricanes, Hester amassed six kickoff touchdowns, a rushing touchdown, receiving touchdown and hauled in five interceptions.

Check out some of the most memorable collegiate moments from the man known as “Hurricane Hester”

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