View Full Version : Hines Ward: The Story of a Man Fighting Old Man Time

06-17-2011, 05:59 PM
NYSF4's article (http://www.behindthesteelcurtain.com/2011/6/16/2226893/hines-ward-talks-best-receivers-in-the-game-today) the other day, on Steelers (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/teams/pittsburgh-steelers) wide receiver, Hines Ward (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/1642/hines-ward) got me to thinking about next season and beyond. For as long as I have been a Steelers fan, Hines Ward has been the backbone to the team. A fierce competitor that you did not have to worry whether he would show up. Hines Ward has brought his tenacity each and every day for 13 straight seasons and won the heart of every Steelers fan. When anyone mentions the Steelers, Ward's huge grin is inevitably one of the first cerebral images that arises in our thoughts. He is a microcosm of the city of Pittsburgh. A hard worker that never quits no matter the odds. He IS Pittsburgh.

Over his long and glorious career, Ward has garnered what many of us consider Hall of Fame numbers. In his 13 seasons, Ward has climbed the all time NFL record leaders in several key categories. He ranks T-8th (Randy Moss (http://www.sbnation.com/nfl/players/3332/randy-moss)) for receptions with 954, 21st in yards with 11,702, and 19th in receiving TDs with 83. With 1 to 2 more decent seasons, he could jump to top 10 in all 3 categories. However, one of Ward's best attributes cannot be quantified by statistics. That is, Ward has been the most relentless and savage blocker the NFL has ever seen............

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