Bears great Devin Hester among semifinalists for Hall of Fame Class of 2023

Former Bears return specialist Devin Hester forever changed the game, which is why many regard him as the greatest kick returner in NFL history. And he’s one step closer to adding his name among the list of all-time greats.

Hester is among 28 semifinalists for the Hall of Fame Class of 2023. It’s his second year of eligibility, as he was a finalist for the Hall of Fame Class of 2022.

Hester, a three-time first-team All Pro and four-time Pro Bowler, has an impressive resume. He has more punt returns than anyone in NFL history with 14, his 20 total non-offensive touchdowns are also the most in league history, and he has the highest average yards per punt return among those with at least 300 returns in NFL history.

The Hall of Fame’s board of selectors will again trim the field to 15 finalists before announcing the modern-era Class of 2023 ahead of Super Bowl LVII.

Story originally appeared on Bears Wire