Hines Ward’s Career Numbers Approaching Hall of Fame Caliber

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Published: April 19, 2009


... and seven touchdowns.

It was his fifth thousand-yard season in eleven years as a pro.  He just doesn't seem to be slowing down.

Ward's career numbers stand at 800 catches for 9,780 yards and 72 touchdowns, all Steeler records.  If he can stay healthy, it is not out of the question to think he could play another three seasons.

Hines has averaged over the last five seasons a pretty respectable 75 catches for 945 yards and seven touchdowns.  If he could come anywhere close to that, after another three seasons, Ward would eclipse 1,000 catches.  That would rank among the top ten all-time.

He would also have over 12,000 yards, which would rank among the top fifteen all-time, and he would have in the neighborhood of 90-plus touchdowns, also in the top ten all-time.

Still not convinced?  OK, let's look at his postseason numbers.

This past postseason Hines caught nine passes for 168 yards to bring his career postseason t...

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