Devin Hester, Andre Johnson and Reggie Wayne Hall of Fame numbers

Oct 9, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
Oct 9, 2014; Houston, TX, USA; Mandatory Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports /

Miami football legends Devin Hester, Andre Johnson and Reggie Wayne have Hall of Fame numbers despite not being named for induction to Canton on Thursday night. Hester is regarded as the greatest returner in NFL history. Johnson and Wayne rank in the top 11 in receptions and receiving yards in NFL history.

Devin Hester holds NFL records in non-offensive touchdowns with 20, punt return TDs with 14 and total return TDs in a season with six in both 2006 and 2007. Hester also finished his career being named to four Pro Bowls and All-Pro three times. Four times Hester led the NFL in non-offensive TDs.

Hester also finished his career 12th all-time in kick return yards, ninth in kick return TDs, third in punt return TDs, eighth with an 11.7 yards per punt return average and eighth with 11,028 combined yards on punt and kickoff returns. Special teams coordinators had to game plan around Hester.

Hester scored the fastest TD in Superbowl history when he returned the opening kickoff to the end zone in 14 seconds. When the Chicago Bears drafted Hester with the 57th overall pick in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft there was some surprise a kick returner was drafted that high. Hester was All-Pro as a rookie.

Miami football legend: Devin Hester Career highlights and awards

"3× First-team All-Pro (2006, 2007, 2010)Second-team All-Pro (2011)4× Pro Bowl (2006, 2007, 2010, 2014)2× NFL kickoff return yards leader (2013, 2014)2× NFL punt return yards leader (2006, 2010)3× NFL Alumni Special Teams Player of the Year (2006, 2007, 2010)NFL 2000s All-Decade TeamNFL 2010s All-Decade TeamNFL 100th Anniversary All-Time TeamPFWA All-Rookie Team (2006)100 Greatest Bears of All-Time"

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Johnson played behind Santana Moss and Wayne at Miami before a breakout 2001 season. In the NFL Johnson finished 11th in his career in receptions and receiving yards and led the league in receptions and receiving yards twice, yards per game three times and yards per touch three times.

At 6’3, 229 pounds with a 10.59 100-meter time Johnson was a difficult matchup for opposing defenses. Johnson finished his Miami career 11th in receiving yards and sixth in receiving TDs. After helping lead Miami to consecutive BCS Championship Games, Johnson was the third pick in the 2003 NFL Draft by the Houston Texans.

Andre Johnson Career highlights and awards

"2× First-team All-Pro (2008, 2009)2× Second-team All-Pro (2006, 2012)7× Pro Bowl (2004, 2006, 2008–2010, 2012, 2013)2× NFL receptions leader (2006, 2008)2× NFL receiving yards leader (2008, 2009)PFWA All-Rookie Team (2003)Houston Texans Ring of HonorBCS national champion (2001)Texas Sports Hall of FameHouston Sports Hall of Fame"

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Wayne held the Miami career reception record until it was broken by Mike Harley in 2021. Wayne is also second in Miami career receiving yards only 37 behind Moss who passed him in their last career game in the 2001 Sugar Bowl. The Indianapolis Colts selected Wayne with the 30th overall pick in the 2001 NFL Draft.

Reggie Wayne Career highlights and awards

  • Super Bowl champion (XLI)
  • First-team All-Pro (2010)
  • 2× Second-team All-Pro (2007, 2009)
  • 6× Pro Bowl (2006–2010, 2012)
  • NFL receiving yards leader (2007)
  • Indianapolis Colts all-time leader in games played (211)
  • Indianapolis Colts Ring of Honor
  • All-Big East

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Wayne is 10th in NFL history in career receptions and receiving yards, 14th with 21 playoff games started and 20th in yards per touch. Wayne led the NFL with 1,501 receiving yards during the 2007 season and twice led the league in yards per touch. Wayne would join his former Colts and Miami teammate Edgerrin James in the HOF.