Originally posted on Optimum Scouting  |  Last updated 11/19/12

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)
Many professional football careers aren’t as glamorous as often portrayed to football fans.  Glorified are the careers of NFL superstars such as Ray Lewis, Troy Polamalu, and even the recently retired Hines Ward.  With 24 Pro Bowl appearances, 5 Super Bowl rings, and 3 NFL Defensive Player of the Year awards combined, the glory is worthy.  They have all had the fortune of enjoying a decades worth of pro football service with the same organization and will undoubtedly land themselves in pro football royalty in the near future, the Pro Football Hall of Fame. These three juggernauts have lived the football fairytale, one that experiences having his name called during the NFL Draft, playing for only one franchise throughout a career, earning “all-star” distinction, and winning football’s ultimate prize, a Super Bowl ring. Often lost among pro footballs intriguing stories is that of your football journeyman.  Let us walk in his traveled shoes to catch a glimpse of a less celebrated but respected
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