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Devin Hester 'I Disagree With Pop Warner' Don't Eliminate Kickoffs!!

5/14/2016 12:40 AM PDT

Devin Hester: 'I Disagree With Pop Warner' ... Don't Eliminate Kickoffs!!

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NFL superstar Devin Hester -- one of the greatest kickoff returners of all time -- is imploring Pop Warner football to reconsider its ban on kickoffs because... well, isn't it obvious?

"I disagree with that decision," Hester tells TMZ Sports.

FYI -- Pop Warner recently announced it would be eliminating kickoffs in games involving kids between the ages of 5 and 10, citing safety concerns.

Hester says he believes there can be a safe compromise and doesn't want to see his position go extinct.

In fact, when we asked if he thinks the NFL will eliminate kickoffs, he told us, "It's a possibility. The league is always trying to figure out how to prevent injuries and maybe that's what they will try to do."

"But it's a violent sport. At the end of the day, there's no way around it."

"For me being a kick return and punt return specialist, I see it as eliminating a position that guys can be really good at. I don't know if it will help."

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