Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears returned a punt for 69 yard and a touchdown against the Carolina Panthers Sunday. It was Hester's 11th punt return for a touchdown - an NFL record. ((Jonathan Daniel/Getty Images))

Devin Hester of the Chicago Bears has set an NFL record with his 11th career punt return for a touchdown, running one back 69 yards against the Carolina Panthers on Sunday.   

Tied with Eric Metcalf coming in, Hester took over the record early in the second quarter when he fielded a line drive by Jason Baker.   

Hester broke a tackle and turned up the left side, performing three somersaults after crossing the goal line for a 24-10 lead. He was also flagged for a 15-yard unsportsmanlike conduct penalty.   

The big punt return came moments after he returned a kickoff 73 yards, setting up a 17-yard scoring run by Matt Forte.   

A three-time Pro Bowl pick, Hester is the league's all-time leader for combined touchdowns on kick returns with 15.