Devin Hester #23 of the Chicago Bears runs a punt back for a touchdown against the Washington Redskins in the second quarter at FedExField on October 20, 2013 in Landover, Maryland. (Photo by Patrick Smith/Getty Images)
LANDOVER, Md. (AP) - Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears has 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 the Washington Redskins 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.