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NFL players rank Devin Hester 4th fastest in SI poll

Devin Hester, the NFL’s all-time leading touchdown returner, was ranked as the fourth fastest player in the league, according to a Sports Illustrated poll of players appearing in this week’s edition.

The Bears’ wide receiver and special team returner received three percent of the vote along with receiver Jacoby Ford of the Raiders.

Running back Chris Johnson of the Titans was No. 1 with 38 percent, followed by receiver DeSean Jackson (23 percent) of the Eagles and receiver Mike Wallace (12 percent) of the Steelers.

Johnson’s 4.24-second 40-yard dash at the 2008 combine is the fastest since they started recording them in 1999,



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