Those were high steps of respect.
When Atlanta Falcons wide receiver Devin Hester took his final celebratory strides into the end zone to finish off a historic punt return touchdown, he paid tribute to the player whose NFL record he was breaking. Hester surpassed Deion Sanders' mark for career return touchdowns, 19, with a 62-yard touchdown burst against the Tampa Bay Buccaneers on Thursday night in Atlanta.
With that return touchdown, Hester firmly established his place in NFL history.
Most Career Return Touchdowns: NFL History
Devin Hester 20
Deion Sanders 19
Rod Woodson 17
Ronde Barber 14
— NFL Network (@nflnetwork) September 19, 2014
— DeionSanders (@DeionSanders) September 19, 2014