Devin Devorris Hester Sr. is an American former professional football player, a wide receiver and return specialist in the National Football League. He was drafted by the Chicago Bears in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft, he played college football at Miami, where he was the first player in the university's recent history to play in all three phases of American football: offense and special teams. In addition to Chicago, Hester played for the Atlanta Falcons, Baltimore Ravens and Seattle Seahawks over his eleven-season NFL career. Drafted as a cornerback, Hester made an impact as a kick returner, became a wide receiver, he holds the NFL record for most all-time return touchdowns and most all-time punt return touchdowns. He is regarded as one of the best return specialists in NFL history, was the first person to return the opening kick of the Super Bowl back for a touchdown. Devin Hester was born to Lenorris Hester, Sr. in Riviera Beach, Florida. His parents separated. Before he became a teenager, his mother was injured in a car accident, while his father died of cancer two years later.
His step-father, Derrick Brown, brother, Lenorris, Jr. helped Hester escape his depression and rebuild his life by introducing him to football. He soon began to excel in sports and academics. During his youth, Hester enjoyed following the Dallas Cowboys, he idolized Deion Sanders, Emmitt Smith, Michael Irvin. He was a fan of the Chicago Bulls during the Michael Jordan and Phil Jackson era. Fred Taylor of the University of Florida was Hester's favorite athlete. In addition to football, he enjoyed playing soccer and following baseball. Hester attended first Palm Beach Gardens High on to Suncoast High School, where he played football as a cornerback, wide receiver, return specialist, running back, he earned recognition from SuperPrep.com as the top high school prospect in Florida and Parade, who named Hester onto their All-American team. Hester participated in the 2002 CaliFlorida Bowl, where he returned a kick for an 80-yard touchdown, his success prompted his teammates to nickname him "Sugar Foot."Considered a five-star recruit by Rivals.com, Hester was listed as the second best cornerback in the nation in 2002.
Hester was a standout track athlete. While at Suncoast, he received All-America accolades, he ranked second nationally in the long jump as a junior, he captured the 2004 Big EAST Indoor long jump title as a member of the University of Miami track and field team, with a leap of 7.37 meters. He competed in the 60 meters and 100 meters, posting personal bests of 6.77 seconds and 10.62, 10.42W seconds, respectively. After completing high school, Hester enrolled at the University of Miami, where he played for the Miami Hurricanes football team from 2003 to 2005; as a sophomore in 2004, he earned national recognition as a kick returner after being named a first-team All-American by the Walter Camp Football Foundation and The Sporting News. His ability to thrust laterally and break away from pursuers made him one of the nation's most dangerous return specialists. During his freshman year, Hester returned an opening kick for a 98-yard touchdown against the Florida Gators. In a game against Duke in 2005, Hester broke.
Hester completed his college career with a total of six touchdowns from kick returns, including one blocked field goal return. He scored one rushing and receiving touchdown and recorded five interceptions as a defensive back. Hester became the first football player in the Miami Hurricanes' recent history to play as member of the special and defensive teams, he was known as "Hurricane Hester" by his teammates. During his productive tenure at the University of Miami, Hester befriended Deion Sanders through Ed Reed, an alumnus of the University of Miami, friend of Sanders. Sanders counseled and encouraged Hester. Hester was known as "Anytime" in college, a tribute to Sanders' nickname, "Prime Time", he adopted Sanders' signature touchdown dance, showboating maneuvers, which he carried to his future NFL career. Hester began his professional career in the National Football League with the Chicago Bears, who selected him in the second round of the 2006 NFL Draft with the 57th overall pick; the team drafted Hester as a cornerback, but they intended to play him as a return specialist, following the retirement of Jerry Azumah, departure of Bobby Wade.
The team's decision to draft Hester was criticized by fans and sports analysts, who believed the Bears should have spent their early picks on offensive prospects. In his first thirteen weeks as a professional football player, Hester recorded six return touchdowns, including a punt return in his NFL debut, a then-record tying 108-yard touchdown from a missed field goal against the New York Giants, he returned a punt for a clutch 83-yard game-winning touchdown against the Arizona Cardinals to give the Bears the lead in a comeback win, two kickoff returns in one game against the St. Louis Rams. Following his record-breaking game during Week 14, opposing teams exercised additional caution when allowing Hester to return kicks. During the postseason Hester ran back a punt at a critical moment against the Seattle Seahawks, but it was called back on a blocking penalty. Regardless, the Bears won both NFC playoffs rounds, advanced to Super Bowl XLI to play the Indianapolis Colts, he started the game on a high note for the Bears by returning the game's opening kick for a touchdown.
The feat was the first touchdown return of an opening kickoff in
Christopher Mies is a professional German racing driver. He competes in the Blancpain GT Series and the Australian GT Championship, alongside other GT3 events. Mies began his career in 2006 in the Toyota Yaris Cup Germany, followed in 2007 by the Ford Fiesta Cup Germany. While racing a Ford Fiesta ST he won Division 2 of the ADAC Procar Series in 2008. In the same year he moved into GT Racing for the first time, entering two races of the ADAC GT Masters in an Audi R8 LMS, thus beginning a long connection with the Audi brand. In 2009, he won his first major championship title, winning the FIA GT3 European Championship for Phoenix Racing with Christopher Haase, once again in an Audi R8 LMS, he moved to Abt Sportsline for the 2010 ADAC GT Masters season, finishing second in the championship. In 2011 he won the Bathurst 12 Hour for Joest Racing alongside Darryl O'Young, he repeated the achievement in 2012 with this time for Phoenix Racing. Mies went on to cement his rising reputation within GT3 ranks with a victory in the 2012 Blancpain Endurance Series.
In 2013 and 2014, Mies raced in a diverse range of series and events, including unsuccessful returns to Bathurst and the Blancpain Endurance Series as well as appearances in the 24 Hours Nürburgring, Sepang 12 Hours and United SportsCar Championship. 2015 became Mies' most successful year to date, most notably winning the 24 Hours Nürburgring with Nico Müller, Edward Sandström and Laurens Vanthoor in the new Audi R8 LMS for Team WRT. He continued his association with Australia through winning the Australian GT Championship, as well as the Australian Tourist Trophy, for Jamec Pem Racing and finished second in the Highlands 101 for the team. In 2016 he continued in the Australian GT Championship as defending champion, once again with Jamec Pem Racing, he continued in the Blancpain GT Series with Team WRT, finishing second in the series. With Connor De Phillippi, Mies won the 2016 ADAC GT Masters series. In 2017 he won the 24 Hours Nürburgring for a second time with Kelvin van der Linde, Connor de Phillippi and Markus Winkelhock in a Land Motorsport Audi R8 LMS.
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Primula alpicola, the moonlight primrose, is a species of Primula native to Bhutan and southeastern Tibet, where it grows in vast numbers along the Tsangpo valley alongside Primula florindae. Their habitats hardly overlap, it was first collected in 1926 by Frank Kingdon-Ward, was described as a variety of Primula microdonta by William Wright Smith, but raised to a distinct species by Otto Stapf. It grows to 15–50 cm tall with many bell-shaped flowers; the flowers can be in several colours, cream and shades of purple. These are sometimes referred to as varieties, such as var. violacea. Kingdon-Ward gave it the temporary name "Joseph's Sikkimensis" after Joseph's coat of many colours; this plant is available from specialist and larger garden centres. It has gained the Royal Horticultural Society’s Award of Garden Merit. Germplasm Resources Information Network: Primula alpicola