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Steelers' Ward: One more ring, and I'd retire

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By John Grupp
Friday, April 16, 2010
 

Wide receiver Hines Ward said Thursday he will retire after the season if the Steelers win the Super Bowl.

Ward, the Steelers' all-time leading receiver entering his 13th season, told a group of high school student/athletes that his career would be complete with one more ring.

"If I win three Super Bowls, I'm retiring," Ward said. "I'm telling you that right now."

Ward, owner of two Super Bowl rings, made the comment during a 40-minute question and answer session with about 40 student/athletes as part of a nationwide Gatorade promotion at North Hills High School.

Ward promised he will know when it's time to retire — with or without a third Super Bowl.

"I don't want to be like Brett Favre," Ward said. "I don't want to be like Old Yeller, when they take you behind the barn and shoot you."

 

 
 


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