MINNEAPOLIS (AP) — Devin Hester has set the NFL record with his 14th career return for a touchdown.
Hester returned a punt 64 yards in the third quarter on Monday night, giving the Chicago Bears a 27-7 lead over the Minnesota Vikings.
Hester fielded a line drive punt from Chris Kluwe and ran right up the sideline virtually untouched for the score.
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Brian Mitchell held the previous record with 13, which Hester tied with an 89-yard punt return against Seattle in Week 6. Hester has returned 10 punts and four kickoffs for TDs in just 74 career games. His 108-yard return of a missed field goal in the 2007 season does not count in that total.
Mitchell played in 223 career games.
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