Tonight at the gym, I overheard a middle school aged kid ask his friend if he had ever heard of Devin Hester. The kid shrugged and said "I don't know, but everyone's making a big deal about it on Twitter."

Somewhat shocked, I thought to myself, it probably isn't that ridiculous that he hasn't heard of Hester. It's been nearly five years since Hester was a big deal in the league.

So to all the young studs out there trying to be the next electrifying talent on the gridiron, the next Le'Veon Bell or Odell Beckham Jr, the next feared monster, there was a time...

There was a time everyone in football actually wanted to return kicks and punts, just so they could be like Devin Hester.

Here's why