Former Steeler Hines Ward among semi-finalists for HOF

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The Pro Football Hall of Fame announced the 26 modern-era semifinalists for the 2022 class of the hall of fame. This marks the sixth time former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward has been nominated for the HOF.

Ward spent all 14 of his NFL seasons with the Steelers. After being a third-round pick out of Georgia back in 1998, Ward quickly became not only a fan favorite but one of the most dependable receivers in the league.

In his career, Ward has 1,000 career receptions. He is one of only 14 receivers in league history to eclipse that mark. Ward has 12,083 career receiving yards and 85 receiving touchdowns. He was named to the four Pro Bowls, named an All-Pro three times and was named a Super Bowl MVP once.

If we are being honest, getting Ward into the Hall of Fame is an uphill climb. The wide receiver position is so saturated and players with far more dynamic careers are still waiting on an opportunity to get in. Ward was steady and consistent but can you ever say Ward was ever the best receiver in the league in a given year?

Let us know in the comments if the sixth time is the charm for Ward.


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