Former Steeler Hines Ward Became a Hideous Zombie for "The Walking Dead"

Gabe Zaldivar@gabezalPop Culture Lead WriterNovember 2, 2012

Hines Ward is doing well in his retirement, and he recently became a zombie. 

I know that doesn't sound like a good thing, but it's really quite wonderful when you consider it was for an upcoming episode of "The Walking Dead."

Thanks to BuzzFeed, we have a glimpse of what the former Steelers receiver would look like if he were to become a mindless zombie. 

It's beautifully horrifying. 

BuzzFeed also has a video that teases the episode and has some comment from a couple of the actors featured in "The Walking Dead."

IronE Singleton and Steven Yeun talked about how Ward could be the buffest and fastest zombie to ever be recorded on film. 

While Ward the man is hardly terrifying—he did win the Mirror Ball Trophy on Dancing with the Stars after all—Ward the zombie has us a little disconcerted. 

The 36-year old who had over 12,000 receiving yards in his career is stretching his legs in retirement, and is now an NFL analyst for NBC Sports. 

And now he is a geek on the hit AMC show. 

As the reports states, there is no information on whether Ward's character will last long on the show. I'm guessing it will be a short-lived cameo with Ward suffering the same fate as most geeks on the show. 

I also have no clue how Ward procured a role as a zombie that, with makeup, makes it nearly an anonymous cameo. 

But we understand, because it would be so awesome to suit up as a geek on one of the best shows on TV. 


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