December 26 Pittsburgh Tribune Review
"The individual accomplishments are as staggering as his blocks. Hines Ward has scored more touchdowns — 83 — than any Steeler not named Franco Harris, holds almost every notable franchise receiving record and is 10th on the NFL's all-time receiving list with 11,657 yards. What has cemented his legacy, at least in his eyes: He has won two Super Bowls and has a chance to add a third ring with the Steelers (11-4) on track for a first-round bye in the AFC playoffs. "That's what changed me," Ward said of winning. "I remember when I was young, I always used to complain because I thought stats were what made somebody because that's what everybody looked at." Ward is on pace for his worst"