The Pittsburg Steelers all time leading receiver, Hines Ward, retired from the NFL on Tuesday. Ward who was released by the Steelers earlier this month stated in his retirement interview, “I rather retire from the NFL than wear another teams uniform.”
Ward was very emotional as he delivered his retirement speech earlier today, and for good reason. Hines Ward is one of the most respected football players in the NFL, and although he was hated by his opponents and called a cheap shot artist, he was loved by his teammates. Ward leaves the NFL after 14 seasons leading the Steelers in receptions (1000), touchdown recepetions (85), receiving yards (12,083), and started 190 out of 217 games. Ward was also the MVP in Superbowl XL.