Hines Ward Facts
Former American football wide receiver
- Hines E. Ward, Jr. played for the Pittsburgh Steelers of the National Football League for fourteen seasons.
- He is the team's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yardage and touchdown receptions.
- He was voted MVP of Super Bowl XL.
- Upon his retirement, he was one of only eight NFL players to have 1,000 or more career receptions.
- He played college football at the University of Georgia.
- Born in Seoul, South Korea to a Korean mother and an African American father.
- He has become an advocate for the social acceptance of foreigners in Korea, especially mixed-race youth.
- He broke his kneecap in the fourth grade and the doctors never accounted for the ligament.
- In a September 12, 2010 home game against the Atlanta Falcons, Ward became the first player in Steeler history to surpass 11,000 receiving yards.
- On January 1, 2012, in a game against the Cleveland Browns, Ward caught his 1000th reception, becoming the eighth player in NFL history to do so.
- On February 29, 2012, the Steelers announced their intention to release Ward.
- On March 20, 2012, he announced his retirement from football.