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42. Hines Ward
The all-time leader in Receiving, Receiving Yards, and Receiving Touchdowns in the history of the Pittsburgh Steelers franchise, Hines Ward brings the accumulative statistical resume that you would expect from a Wide Receiver in the Pro Football Hall of Fame.  Ward amassed over 12,000 Yards Receiving, an even 1,000 Receptions, and most importantly was a large part of the Pittsburgh Steelers Super Bowl wins in 2006 and 2009, the first of which he was named the MVP of.

Still, Ward was never named to a First Team All-Pro squad, and despite his strong numbers and playing in a high-profile market, he was not ever called the best Wide Receiver in the game.  He is much lower than the other great names of his era in Yards per Game and Touchdowns also over his career. Does that take away the great lifetime stats and the Super Bowl wins?

Should Hines Ward be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 66.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 18.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 8.3%

The Bullet Points

  • Country of Origin: Seoul, South Korea
  • Eligible Since: Sunday, 01 January 2017
  • Position: Wide Receiver
  • Games Played: 217
  • Notable Statistics: 1,000 Receptions
    12,083 Receiving Yards
    85 Receiving Touchdowns
    57 Rushing Attempts
    428 Rushing Yards
    1 Rushing Touchdown
    1 Punt Return
    2 Punt Return Yards
    8 Kick Returns
    210 Kick Return Yards
    1 Pass Completion
    2 Pass Attempts
    17 Passing Yards
    119 Approximate Value

    18 Playoff Games
    88 Receptions
    1,181 Receiving Yards
    10 Receiving Touchdowns
    7 Rushing Attempts
    31 Rushing Yards
  • Played For: Pittsburgh Steelers
  • College: Georgia
  • Drafted: 3rd Round, 92nd Overall in 1998
  • Major Accolades and Awards: Super Bowl Rings (2) (Pittsburgh Steelers, Super Bowl XL & Super Bowl XLIII)
    Second Team All-Pro Selection (3) (2002, 2003 & 2004)
    Pro Bowl Selections (4) (2001, 2002, 2003 & 2004)
    Super Bowl MVP (1) (Super Bowl XL)
  • Other Points of Note: Top Ten Finishes: Receptions (4) (2001, 2002, 2003 & 2009)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards (5) (2002, 2003 & 2009)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Touchdowns (3) (2002, 2003 & 2005)
    Top Ten Finishes: Receiving Yards per Game (2) (2002 & 2003)
    Top Ten Finishes: Touchdowns (1) (2002)
  • Notable All Time Rankings: 14.  Receptions: 1,000
    16.  Receiving Touchdowns: 85
    26   Receiving Yards: 12,083  
    47.  Touchdowns: 86
    57.  Yards from Scrimmage: 12,511
    78.  All-Purpose Yards: 12,723

Should Hines Ward be in the Hall of Fame?

Definitely put him in! - 66.1%
Maybe, but others deserve it first. - 18.6%
Probably not, but it wouldn't be the end of the world. - 7%
No opinion. - 0%
No way! - 8.3%
Last modified on Tuesday, 15 March 2022 18:39

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