Back in November, the Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 25-man list of Modern Era semifinalists that are in the running for the Class of 2024, and while there are three players named that have donned the Navy and Orange, none electrified Chicago Bears fans like Devin Devorris Hester Sr.
This is Hester’s third time as a semifinalist, and his induction is all but a lock at this point.
Our resident Bears/sports historian, Jack Silverstein, has been leading the Hester to the Hall charge for a while now, so we wanted to compile all his outstanding work in this story stream.
This initial list will be whittled down to 15 players by the Hall of Fame’s 50-person Selection Committee sometime in January. Then, the Class of 2024 will be announced live on the “NFL Honors” telecast scheduled to air on February 8.
When it’s time for someone to pitch Hester’s credentials to the rest of the committee, he’ll have one of the best in the business making that case in Dan Pompei.
You can rest assured that Pompei will have all the ammo he needs to blow the committee away.