Steelers Legend Hines Ward Named Wide Receivers Coach at Arizona State, per Report

The former Steelers wide receiver will join Kenny Dillingham's staff in Tempe.
Feb 9, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Former wide receiver Hines Ward reacts during the Legends NFL
Feb 9, 2024; Las Vegas, NV, USA; Former wide receiver Hines Ward reacts during the Legends NFL / Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports
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Former Pittsburgh Steelers standout wide receiver Hines Ward is joining Kenny Dillingham's staff at Arizona State as the next wide receivers coach, according to a report from ESPN's Pete Thamel.

Ward replaces Ra'Shaad Samples, who left Arizona State to join Dan Lanning's staff at Oregon.

This will be the first power conference coaching job for Ward in the FBS. The 48-year-old has previously served as an offensive assistant for the New York Jets, as a wide receivers coach for Florida Atlantic, and most recently, as a head coach for the San Antonio Brahmas of the XFL last season.

Ward played in 217 career games in the NFL, all for the Steelers. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion as a player, and was named the MVP of Super Bowl XL.

Ward is also a three-time second-team All-Pro, and is a member of the Pittsburgh Steelers Hall of Fame. He caught 1,000 passes in his career for 12,083 yards and 85 touchdowns from 1998-2011.


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