Former NFL star Hines Ward played for the Pittsburgh Steelers, where he stayed from his 2008 NFL draft until his retirement in 2011. With a place on the all-time Pittsburgh Steelers team, Ward has done many things from the sports he loved to his business and movie appearances. Here are things you should know about him.
Hines Ward Biography, Age, and Ethnicity
Hines Ward was born as Hines Edward Ward Jr. on March 8, 1976, in Seoul, South Korea. Due to his ethnicity, his father is African-American and his mother is Korean, so he has always been very close to Korean culture and people.
There in Seoul, he began his life with his mother until he was one year old when she finally decided they had to leave because she feared the xenophobic challenges her son would face later.
After he left Seoul, Hines and his mother settled in the United States in Atlanta, where she took on many jobs as a single mother to educate him. There he was raised in Atlanta.
For his education, Ward attended Forest Park High School and from there he transferred to the University of Georgia.
From 1994 to 1997 he played bulldogs for the University of Georgia. In 1998 he made the NFL draft and was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers to play for them until the end of his career in 2011.
Aside from setting the record for the highest receiver ever with the Steelers, he and the team won the Super Bowl in 2005 and 2008. The Wide Receiver was voted MVP during the 2005 Super Bowl. Ward also made the leap into 4 Pro Bowls and 3-second Team All-Pro.
Parents and Wife
The parents of Hines Ward are Kim Young He and Hines Ward Sr. While his father is African American, his mother is from South Korea. He was raised alone by his mother, who worked for many years to give her son the best of life, and who continued to work after he had made it in life.
The former wide receiver of the Pittsburgh Steelers has been married twice. His first marriage was to Simone Ward, with whom he allegedly dated as a teenager. They married in 2004 and in 2010 they were already divorced, although they had a son, Jaden, together.
His next marriage was with his current wife, Lindsey Georgalas-Ward, whom he married in 2014. The two began dating in 2011 before finally deciding to make the covenant as husband and wife.
Although he has only one son, Ward has noted that, unlike himself, he will ensure that his son grows up with his father.
Height and Weight
One thing that has helped Ward succeed as a footballer in the NFL besides his hard work is definitely his physique. He is of good height and weight. He is 6 ft 0 in (1.83 m) tall and weighs 95 kg (210 lb).
Even when he retired from professional play, Hines has played enough to earn more than a decent living for as long as he can live. According to this, the former NFL star has net assets estimated at $16 million.
He owes his wealth to his playing time as well as other engagements he has been involved in, such as the engagement contracts he has signed in the past. He is also a businessman and entrepreneur, which has also helped him to increase his wealth. He was co-owner of a bar called The Locker Room. Due to some litigation, Ward changed the name to South Side 86 after he bought out the other co-owners.
- He has always felt connected with the Koreans and even played sports as such.
- Ward has starred in a number of films such as The Dark Knight Rises and The Walking Dead.
- Ward also took part in the TV competition “Dancing With the Stars in 2011”. Together with Kym Johnson, the former footballer was the winner of the 12th season of the show.
- Along with South Korean President Moon Jae-in, Yuna Kim, and Hyun-jin Ryu, Hines was named Honorary Ambassador of the 2018 Winter Olympics in Pyeongchang.
- The legend of the Steelers was not free from any scuffle with the law when he was arrested in Georgia for driving under the influence of alcohol.
- Kim Young He did several jobs to educate Hines, and even after he became rich, she decided to do a job.