Who is Hines Ward and what is his net worth 2018? Hines Edward Ward Jr, is a former football player who was born in Seoul, South Korea. He is at present a studio analyst for the CNN network. He had played National Football League (NFL) for the Pittsburg Steelers for fourteen seasons. Aside from this, Hines Ward is a television personality as well.
This former football player was born to a Korean mother and an African American father in the city of Seoul, South Korea. Hines Ward was brought up in Atlanta with his mother and then with his paternal grandmother after his parents divorced. Hines has stated that he and his father haven’t reconciled. Hines rose in his career as a quarterback under the guidance of his coach Mike Parris, during his time at the Forest Park High School, Georgia. After this, Ward played Football in college as a wide receiver at the University of Georgia for Georgia Bulldogs.
Hines Ward’s first wife was Simmone Ward. The couple had a son, Jaden Ward. After their divorce, Jaden continued to live with his father. Hines Ward married Lindsey Georgalas-Ward. These two now reside in Sandy Springs, Georgia with Jaden.
After Hines Ward finished college, major teams such as Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts were interested in drafting him as their wide receiver. In the end, Ward was drafted by the Pittsburg Steelers. There, he started his National Football League (NFL) career. Ward went on to play for fourteen seasons with the Steelers.
After his retirement in 2011, Ward was the only player to play for the team since the 1990s, and the last player to play for the Steelers in the Three Rivers Stadium. Ward’s #86 hasn’t been worn by any other player until now.
In the year 2006, Ward won the award of Super Bowl MVP with the Pittsburg Steelers. This made him the first American Korean to win this award. Apart from this, Hines Ward’s total number of receptions stands at a remarkable number of one thousand and receiving touchdowns stand at eighty-five.
Hines Ward Net Worth
The net worth of this professional player stands at an impressive amount of $18 million. Ward played for the Pittsburg Steelers for fourteen years. He also made a short cameo in the movie “The Dark Knight Rises”. After being recruited for the Pittsburg Steelers he became the all-time wide receiver and quickly made a name for himself.
After winning the MVP award in the Super Bowl in 2006, his name and fame was highly broadcasted in South Korea. After all, Ward was the first American Korean to win the award. The professional player has also donated $1 million to the “Hines Helping Hands Foundation”.
Hines Edward Ward Jr. rose to his football career after finishing his college. The former NFL player played for Pittsburg Steelers throughout his fourteen-year long career. After Ward retired, the Steelers have not yet assigned his #86 to any other player.