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Devin Hester Ties Deion Sanders TD Record

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Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears runs a punt back for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears runs a punt back for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins. (credit: Patrick Smith/Getty Images)

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LANDOVER, Md. (CBSDC/AP) — Against a struggling Washington Redskins special teams unit, Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears tied Hall of Famer Deion Sanders’ NFL record with his 19th return for a touchdown.

Hester has brought back a punt 81 yards for a score in the second quarter against Washington on Sunday. It is Hester’s 13th punt return for a TD, extending his own record in that category.

He also has returned five kickoffs and one missed field goal for touchdowns.

Hester had not scored on a return in nearly two years, since Nov. 13, 2011.

The Redskins have allowed a punt return for a touchdown in two consecutive games, and against Oakland in Week 4 surrendered a TD on the return of a blocked punt.

Washington won the game 45-41 on a final-minute rushing touchdown by Roy Helu, Jr. It was his third of the game.

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