Hines was selected as the Most Valuable Player (MVP) for Super Bowl XL, a 21-10 victory by Pittsburgh.
Hines wrote a letter to Penguins' rookie star Sidney Crosby asking for his autograph.
He was named as Steelers' team MVP for the 2005 season.
He attended the University of Georgia.
He was selected for the NFL Pro Bowl 4 years in a row from 2001 to 2004.
While attending the University of Georgia he played quarterback.
He lives in Forest Park, Georgia with his wife Simone and his son Jaden.
His mother is Korean and his father is African American.
On November 13, 2005, Hines became the all time reception leader for the Pittsburgh Steelers breaking John Stallworth's record.
Hines Ward is #86 and plays wide reciever for the Pittsburgh Steelers.
Hines Ward: As a receiver, you just have to continue blocking to help the running backs out, and when called upon on third down and passing situations, you got to come up big like we did.
Hines Ward: We'll do whatever we have to do to win, ... We like catching the ball, but the big thing is getting that 'W' every week. I'll take that over anything else, any day.
Hines Ward: I love football. I've always said that if I'm going to play, I'm going to play it full out. I'm not going to try not to get hurt, because that's when injuries occur.
Hines Ward: It's great to be back - I missed it. It was just day three for me, and we're getting better. Ben is making good reads and we need to make some plays for him.
Hines Ward: It's really important for me. The vets aren't going to play much next week, so this is really my test before the season starts.
Hines Ward: The fans are the reason why I play the way I play. They really appreciate the way I play the game. I missed it. I missed two weeks.
Hines Ward: I've got to get on the same page with him ... Instead of doing gassers, I might as well do route-running for conditioning and catch the ball at the same time. It was tiring, but we accomplished something.
Hines Ward: When I signed the deal, I wasn't a Pro Bowl player, ... To go to four straight Pro Bowls, you deserve some type of raise. They said, 'Come into camp and we'll continue negotiations,' and that's why I'm here.
Hines Ward: We're not going to hit the panic button. We had a great training camp and we looked good in practice. We were hitting on all four cylinders. We just haven't been able to transfer that into games.
Hines Ward: I think we need to put a good drive together. Don't let us come out until we put seven, eight plays back-to-back. Then, I'm happy with that.
Hines Ward: I wanted to be here especially in a game-time situation.
Hines Ward: We're not going to change our ways. We're not going to change our identity, we're still going to run first and set up our passing game through the run.
Hines Ward: We have to stay away from the negative plays. The third-and-longs, those are hard to overcome. We overcame a couple of them last year but last year we were a great team with second-and-short, third-and-short.
Hines Ward: For me, I never wanted this to be a negative situation, ... It was a cry out that I wanted to be here. I missed football—it sucked being at home. It was the worst thing ever, sitting at home watching your teammates practice. I want to be out there preparing for the season and getting better. Like I said, I think we have a great opportunity to make a run. I want to be a part of that.
Hines Ward: I do want my fair market value, ... The Marvin Harrison, Randy Moss, Terrell Owens numbers out there are ridiculous. I wouldn't try to ask for that. Not to say that I'm any less of a player than those guys but I know how this organization is run, how the offense is, for me, it's all about getting the opportunity to start his career in one place and end his career in one place; and what a better place to do it than in the Black and Gold. That's all I want is a commitment from this organization that I can retire as a Steeler.
Hines Ward: The whole holdout was strictly business, and for me it was about getting the opportunity to retire as a Steeler, ... It was not about money or greed, it was about me wanting to retire as a Steeler and to have that chance to retire as a Steeler. That's all I can really ask for.
Hines Ward: I'm here. I'm just glad to be back, ... I'm very passionate about football and just driving back to the stadium today, seeing all the fans in their black and gold, a lot of chills went through my body. For me, this whole holdout situation was to show good faith to an organization and their policy that they don't negotiate with players under contract.
Hines Ward: As far as the city and him with cornrows and stuff, they love everybody.
Hines Ward: We're still going to run the ball first and set up our pass game through the run game. That's our identity, and we're not going to change that because Duce or Jerome's injured.
Hines Ward: It was easier for Ben last year because we had veterans, guys like myself, 'Plex' and Antwaan, ... This year, myself and Antwaan are really the only veteran guys. Cedrick is coming in from a new system, and Lee hasn't played much. But I'm not too concerned. It's just a matter of us getting on the same page.
Hines Ward: This is what the whole thing was all about, to get the opportunity to retire as a Steeler.
Hines Ward: I was a little worried with the holdout, of people questioning my character and being put in the category of a T.O., ... But I went to pick up my wife and son at the airport yesterday and the lady at the Great Steak place said, 'I can't give you a million dollars, but I can give you a steak sandwich for free.' I got a kick out of that.
Hines Ward: I look good in black and gold.
Hines Ward: The thing with the holdout from camp and all that, this was the first time in my career when I had to make a business decision. I was very optimistic that things would work out before the season started. I want to thank Mr. Rooney personally. I never meant the holdout to show up this organization. It was strictly business. I didn't want it to get personal, because I want to be here. I'm excited. My whole family is excited. I called my mom last night to tell her the news, and she broke down crying. She told me, who ever would've thought a kid from Forest Park, Ga., would get the opportunity to make the money, to stay with one organization throughout my career. I look good in black-and-gold.
Hines Ward: I'm goin' to Disney World, and I'm taking the "Bus!"