Originally written on Steelers Depot  |  Last updated 3/21/12

CLEVELAND - DECEMBER 10: Hines Ward #86 and James Farrior #51 of the Pittsburgh Steelers stand on the sideline during the game against the Cleveland Browns on December 10, 2009 at Cleveland Browns Stadium in Cleveland, Ohio. Cleveland won the game 13-6. (Photo by Gregory Shamus/Getty Images)
Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward announced his retirement on Tuesday in a very emotional press conference after 14 great seasons. It was a day that we all knew was coming, but it did not make it any less surreal. During the presser my mind raced back through memories of the hundreds of great plays that he made the eternal smile and the great blocks. Oh those great, de-cleating blocks. I could wax poetically about the 1,000 career catches, the 12,083 career yards receiving, the 85 career touchdowns and the 620 career first downs, but instead I will focus on the other great thing that Read more [...]


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