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Devin Hester Breaks Return Touchdown Record Held By Deion Sanders

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Devin Hester now holds the NFL record for return scores.

Mark Zerof-USA TODAY Sports

Devin Hester just took a punt return to the house in the second quarter of the Falcons-Buccaneers game, the 20th such return touchdown of his career. That breaks Deion Sanders' career record, which stood at 19, and leaves little doubt about Hester's status as one of the greatest returners ever to play in the NFL.

In his first season with the Falcons, Hester is showing that the concerns about him losing a step and not being as effective were incredibly overblown thus far. We'll hope he can keep up this pace all season long.

It's a great game for Hester, who also scored on a reverse and forced and recovered a fumble earlier in this one, so the Falcons are certainly getting their money's worth. I don't know if he's going to get another chance to score, because the Buccaneers are likely to kick away from #17 for the rest of the game.

Your thoughts on Hester's record?