Former Steelers Wide Receiver Hines Ward Named Keynote Speaker at the Savannah Morning News’ Best of Preps Banquet

SAVANNAH GA. — Former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Hines Ward, was the keynote speaker on May 21, 2014 at the Savannah Morning News’ fourth annual Best of Preps banquet. The event was held at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa located at 1 Resort Dr in Savannah, GA.

Photo shows former Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver, Hines Ward, speaking on May 21, 2014 at the Savannah Morning News’ fourth annual Best of Preps banquet held at the Westin Savannah Harbor Golf Resort & Spa. PHOTO CREDIT: Savannah Morning News

According to Savannah Morning News’ Donald Heath, to cite sources, Ward spoke at the sold-out banquet which honored the top high school athletes in Chatham, Effingham, Liberty and Bryan counties. It was the first time Ward, an Atlanta native and former football star at the University of Georgia, had ever been to Savannah. It was a night to learn lessons and be entertained, and Ward delivered.

“I’ve been where those kids are right now,” Ward said before the banquet. “I just want to tell them my story. I want to tell them to keep striving for goals and be humble. … I understand what this night is about.”

Watch Hines Ward speaking on the Dan Patrick Show in 2013 about his career

Hines Ward is a retired wide receiver who played fourteen seasons for the Pittsburgh Steelers. He was voted MVP of Super Bowl XL, and upon retirement was one of only eight NFL players to have 1,000 or more career receptions. Besides his career in the NFL, Ward also appeared on the reality TV series Dancing With The Stars where he won the Mirror Ball Trophy. He is currently a studio analyst for NBC’s Football Night in America.

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