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Coach's quick thinking keyed Hester's return

The authors of the two longest plays in NFL history, Devin Hester and Nathan Vasher have a strange, one-in-a-million bond, writes Greg Garber.

Originally Published: November 17, 2006
By Greg Garber | ESPN.com

LAKE FOREST, Ill. -- Devin Hester and Nathan Vasher stand side-by side in the end zone at the Walter Payton Center, the Chicago Bears' indoor practice facility that gives off a warm, woody 1920s Adirondack boat house vibe.

It's Thursday afternoon, already darkening outside, and Vasher is animated, talking about plans for his 25th birthday, which falls on Friday.

Hester is listed at 5-foot-11, 189 pounds, while Vasher is a similarly modest 5-10, 180. Actually, they ...

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