Tough. Confident. Passionate. Intense. Uncompromising. Persistent. All these words apply when you talk about Hines Ward, particularly when it comes to the game of football and life in general. When you talk about Hines Ward, you are talking about perhaps the greatest wide receiver in Steelers' history and certainly the best blocking wide receiver in NFL history. If you have any doubts, let's go over his accomplishments: he owns every receiving record in franchise history, he is a 2-time Super Bowl Champion, the MVP of Super Bowl XL, a 4-time Pro Bowler, all-time team leader in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns, he is the only receiver in Steelers history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards for four straight seasons, and was named to the Steelers' 75th Season All-Time Team, to name just a few. To top it all off, on New Years day 2012, Hines became only the 8th player in NFL history to reach 1000 career receptions on what would be his last catch ever as a Steeler.