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Hines Ward, Head Coach

Ward joins the league from Florida Atlantic University where he was the Wide Receivers Coach. He has also served as the Offensive Assistant Coach with the New York Jets and as an Offensive Coaching Intern working with Wide Receivers for the Pittsburgh Steelers.

He is a 13-year NFL veteran and two-time Super Bowl Champion (XL, XLIII). He was selected in the third round by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the 1998 NFL Draft, where he spent his entire NFL career and is the team’s all-time leader in receptions. He has been named to four Pro Bowls, was selected as team MVP three times and was named Super Bowl MVP in 2005.

Ward attended University of Georgia where he played as a Wide Receiver, Tailback and as Quarterback his Sophomore Year. He holds the Georgia Bowl game records in pass attempts and pass completions, and in the 1995 Peach Bowl, he holds the game record for passing yards. He was selected in the 73rd round by the Florida Marlins in the 1994 MLB Draft and won the Mirror Ball trophy with his partner Kym Johnson on Season 12 of Dancing with the Stars.