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After 11 seasons with the NFL, Devin Hester’s retirement announcement came as a shock to fans. Last year, he played for the Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks, but hasn’t played this season. There are several questions floating in the air: Is Devin Hester’s next step the Hall of Fame? What is Devin Hester’s net worth in 2017? While we’re not sure about his next step, we do know that, as of 2017, his net worth is estimated at $3.0 million.

Recently, Devin Hester confirmed his retirement in a statement: “Over the last year, I’ve spent time reflecting on my career surrounded by friends and family, and I realized it’s time for me to officially retire from the NFL.” It’s a sad moment for all of his fans. Let’s take a look back at this great player’s journey.

Devin Hester’s Bio

Born on November 4, 1982, Devin Hester’s age is 35. He is a former return specialist and wide receiver. In the second round of the 2006 NFL draft, he was selected by the Chicago Bears. From there, Devin Hester had contracts with teams like the Seattle Seahawks, Baltimore Ravens, and Atlanta Falcons, which also brought him into the limelight. Initially drafted as a cornerback, he proved himself to be a great kick returner and in no time, became one of the team’s starting wide receivers. He holds the NFL record for most all-time punt return touchdowns and most all-time return touchdowns. He stands as one of the best ever return specialists in NFL history, and is the first player to ever return the opening kick of the Super Bowl back for a touchdown. So his fans aren’t sad for nothing! He’s truly one of the greatest players of all time.

Personal Life

Elementary school teacher Zingha Walcott is Devin Hester’s wife. The two married in 2010 and have two sons.

He was once in a relationship with basketball player Tamara James, who played professionally for the Washington Mystics. The two were engaged but later decided to call it off.

Devin Hester’s Net Worth

Devin Hester’s net worth is estimated at $3.0 million, with a salary of approximately $2 million. As a player, his career has always sky-rocketed. In 2002, he participated in the CaliFlorida Bowl, during which he returned a kick covering an 80-yard touchdown. He was nicknamed “Sugar Foot” by his teammates. But this was not as big a deal for he already tasted national stardom while attending the University of Miami. During his university days, he was welcomed to the Walter Camp Football Foundation, where he established himself as a great kick returner, and was named All-American. In 2006, he went pro with the Chicago Bears, after which he recorded six touchdowns within 13 weeks. After playing with the Bears for seven years, he signed a three-year contract with the Atlanta Falcons in 2014. Throughout his career, he stood out as a kick returner while also setting a record for the most return touchdowns.

Devin Hester’s Net Worth 2017 $3.0 million
Devin Hester’s Salary in 2017 $2.0 million
Devin Hester’s House in 2014 $2.65 million

While Devin Hester’s retirement announcement shocked his fans, his tweet got everyone teary-eyed: “To all the Bear fans, you brought me in and made a Florida boy feel at home in the Midwest from day 1. I grew into a man, built a family and became who I am today in the city of Chicago. I’ll always remember the noise y’all made whenever I hit open turf at Soldier- never heard anything quite like it. I’d also like to specially thank Coach Lovie Smith for taking a chance on me in the draft and getting this whole thing started. I’ll always appreciate the opportunities I was given to experience new cities throughout my career, and I loved my time in Atlanta, Baltimore and Seattle. I had a different role with those teams, and serving as the veteran presence in those locker rooms helped me develop skills I’ll use forever. I appreciate all of the coaches, teammates, and fans who made my time in those cities special.”

Well, Devin Hester is definitely going to be dearly missed. But we wish him luck with whatever it is that he pursues.