Originally posted on Awful Announcing  |  Last updated 1/28/13

After playing a zombie on NBC's Sunday Night Football set for 17 weeks, Hines Ward is about to take that role to AMC (rim shot?) The former Pittsburgh Steeler and developing broadcaster will appear as a zombie extra on the hit AMC series The Walking Dead on Feb. 10, courtesy of the Pittsburgh Post-Gazette. Ward got hooked up with the role by IronE Singleton, who played with Ward at Georgia and also plays the role of T-Dog on the show.  "A former Georgia teammate of mine is one of the stars of the show, and my agent thought it would be something fun and different for me to do," he told the Post-Gazette. NFL Films Presents also went behind the scenes with Hines Ward, detailing his transformation from NFL analyst to playing the undead. "It was an amazing experience," Ward said. "Just being in makeup preparing me for my role was cool. I actually scared myself when I looked in the mirror for the first time after." Good for Hines Ward expanding his acting resume. It seems there was slightly more to this role than there was to his appearance in The Dark Knight Rises.

This article first appeared on Awful Announcing and was syndicated with permission.

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