Hines Ward Joins NBC
The former Pittsburgh Steeler will serve as a football analyst.
The four-time Pro Bowler who played 14 years for the Pittsburgh Steelers before retiring after the 2011 season has joined NBC Sports Group as an analyst across its NFL, college football and studio programming.
As part of a multi-year agreement, Ward will be a regular contributor to "Football Night in America," serve as an analyst every Saturday on NBC's and NBC Sports Network's college football studio programming with Liam McHugh and Doug Flutie, and will regularly appear on "NBC SportsTalk" with Mike Florio and Peter King to preview and recap each week in the NFL.
"We think Hines is a perfect match for television because he brings with him a unique combination of charisma and football experience, which he demonstrated on our Super Bowl pre-game show from Indianapolis," said Sam Flood, executive producer of NBC Sports and NBC Sports Network, in a news release. "He's an opinionated personality who can draw upon his 14 years of experience, having excelled at the highest levels of the game. Just don't expect him to dance."
"I am really excited!" Ward said in the news release. "It's not every day that you get the chance to work for a powerhouse like the NBC Sports Group. It is a big honor for me, and I am looking forward to making the most of this great opportunity."
The Steelers play three times this upcoming season on NBC's "Sunday Night Football."
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This article originally appeared on the UpperSt.Clair Patch.
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