Devin Hester: 'I Disagree With Pop Warner' ... Don't Eliminate Kickoffs!!
Devin Hester'I Disagree With Pop Warner'Don't Eliminate Kickoffs!!
5/14/2016 12:40 AM PT
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."