Hines Edward Ward Jr. was born on March 8, 1976.

The Steelers drafted Ward in the third round in 1998, and hespent his entire career in Pittsburgh until he retired in 2011. When he retired, Ward was one of just eight receivers to ever record 1,000 receptions.

Ward was a two-time Super Bowl champion, winning XLI and XLIII as a prime target for Ben Roethlisberger and taking MVP honors in his first victory.

And let’s not forget, Ward won Season 12 of Dancing With The Stars.

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