Hines Ward: Super Bowl XL
11 years ago, Hines Ward became the third former Bulldog to be named Super Bowl MVP when the Pittsburgh Steelers defeated the Seattle Seahawks 21-10. Hard caught five passes for 123 yards that day including the game clinching, 43-yard pass from fellow receiver Antwan Randle-El.
Ward was already a modern Pittsburgh Steeler legend before the Super Bowl. He was in his eighth season with 7,000 receiving yards and 41 touchdowns going into the 2005 season. Him leading the Steelers to their record tying fifth Super Bowl win cemented his status as an all-time great.
But that wasn’t Ward’s last great performance. he played with a sprained MCL in Super Bowl XLIII and still had 43 yards on two catches to help lead the Steelers to their sixth Super Bowl victory. Ward and the Steelers made it to the Super Bowl two years later but lost to the Green Bay Packers. However, Ward had seven catches for 78 yards with one touchdown.