Bears great Devin Hester named semifinalist for Hall of Fame

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(670 The Score) Bears great Devin Hester on Wednesday was named one of 26 semifinalists for the Pro Football Hall of Fame's class of 2022.

Hester, who's one of seven first-year semifinalists, holds a number of return records. Most notably, he's the NFL's all-time leader in return touchdowns with 20, including 14 punt return touchdowns.

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A second-round pick of the Bears in 2006, Hester played eight seasons in Chicago. He retired in 2016.

Former Bears pass rusher Jared Allen is also a semifinalist for the Hall of Fame's class of 2022. He played 18 games with Chicago from 2014-'15.

The 2022 class for the Hall of Fame will be unveiled Feb. 10 in Los Angeles.

Chris Emma covers the Bears, Chicago’s sports scene and more for 670TheScore.com. Follow him on Twitter @CEmma670.