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Position: Wide Receiver (1998-2011)
Besides achieving all-time Steelers milestone in receptions, receiving yards and receiving touchdowns, the MVP of Super Bowl XL was also regarded as one of the fiercest blocking wide receivers in the league (much to the chagrin of other teams, see "The Hines Ward Rule").
Ward's 2011-12 season saw him not only win ABC's Dancing With The Stars but also become the 19th player in NFL history to accumulate 12,000 receptions and the eighth player to achieve 10,000 receptions.
Instead of venturing into free agency following the Steeler's release of him in the 2012 offseason, Ward opted to retire from football, completing his 14-year career in Pittsburgh from beginning to end.
He will join the Football Night in America staff for NBC starting with the 2012 NFL season.