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Hines Ward

Hines Ward

Keynote Speaker: 2-time Super Bowl Champion, Former Assistant Coach for NY Jets & Head Coach of the San Antonio Brahmas of the XFL

Hines Ward Biography

Hines Ward is perhaps the greatest wide receiver in Steelers' history and certainly the best blocking wide receiver in NFL history. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion; the MVP of Super Bowl XL; a four-time pro bowler; the all-time team leader in receptions, receiving yards, and receiving touchdowns; the only receiver in Steelers history to surpass 1,000 receiving yards for four straight seasons; was named to the Steelers' 75th Season All-Time Team; and owns every receiving record in franchise history.

Ward is currently the head coach of the San Antonio Brahmas of the XFL. He played college football for the Georgia Bulldogs and was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft. Aside from his career in the NFL, Ward has appeared in various forms of film and television media, including the reality TV series Dancing With The Stars and brief cameos in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises and in the television series The Walking Dead. He was a studio analyst for NBC's Football Night in America from 2012 to 2015. Ward joined CNN and HLN in May 2016. He was the player relations executive of the Alliance of American Football. In 2019, Ward began his coaching career as an offensive assistant for the New York Jets, working with wide receivers coach Shawn Jefferson. In 2021, Ward was hired by Florida Atlantic as special assistant to the head coach.

Born in South Korea to a Korean mother and an African American father, Ward was raised in the Atlanta area by his single mom, Young-He Ward, who managed to provide for her son despite coming to the US without any friends and not knowing English. In recognition of his mother's sacrifice, he would embody that sense of determination throughout his life.

In 2006, Ward returned to South Korea for the first time since he moved to the US and spent two months there on a mission to use his celebrity status to encourage social and political reform in the country, focusing on the discrimination that mixed-racial children endure there. On his final day in South Korea, he donated $1 million to create the Hines Ward Helping Hands Foundation to further that cause.

Passionate about speaking out against mixed-race discrimination, Hines Ward discusses his multi-racial upbringing as well as his current efforts with audiences around the country. He also speaks about his seasoned football career - in which he had to overcome various injuries - and his work with various charitable organizations.

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Hines Ward Speaking Topics

My Multi-Racial Upbringing

Helping Hands: Speaking Out Against Mixed-Race Discrimination

A Conversation with Football Legend Hines Ward

Hines Ward Videos

Adrian Peterson and Hines Ward Play Fast Money
WR Coach Hines Ward Video Press Conference (8/20)
Hines Ward Career Highlights | Pittsburgh Steelers - YouTube

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Speaking fees for Hines Ward, or any other speakers and celebrities, are determined based on a number of factors and may change without notice. The estimated fees to book Hines Ward are $50,000 - $100,000 for live events and $50,000 - $100,000 for virtual events. For the most current speaking fee to hire Hines Ward, click the Check Schedule button above and complete the form on this page, or call our office at 1.800.698.2536 to speak directly with an experienced booking agent.

What topics does Hines Ward speak about?

Hines Ward is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics such as Football, Inspirational, Television & Film, Black Heritage, Entertainers, College, Teamwork & Teambuilding, Diversity & Inclusion, Motivational, Athlete, Entrepreneurship, Celebrity, Sports, Work-Life Balance, Sports Motivation, Sports Coaching and Culture.

Where does Hines Ward travel from?

Hines Ward generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances.

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Hines Ward is a keynote speaker and industry expert who speaks on a wide range of topics including Football, Inspirational and Television & Film. The estimated speaking fee range to book Hines Ward for live events is $50,000 - $100,000, and for virtual events $50,000 - $100,000. Hines Ward generally travels from Atlanta, GA, USA and can be booked for (private) corporate events, personal appearances, keynote speeches, or other performances. Similar motivational celebrity speakers are Emmitt Smith, Jerry Rice and Daymond John. Contact All American Speakers for ratings, reviews, videos and information on scheduling Hines Ward for an upcoming event.

Speaker profile last updated by AAE Talent Team on 02/07/2024.

Hines Ward Speaking Topics

  • My Multi-Racial Upbringing

  • Helping Hands: Speaking Out Against Mixed-Race Discrimination

  • A Conversation with Football Legend Hines Ward

Hines Ward Videos

Adrian Peterson and Hines Ward Play Fast Money
WR Coach Hines Ward Video Press Conference (8/20)
Hines Ward Career Highlights | Pittsburgh Steelers - YouTube
Hines Ward on why the current Steelers team isn't up to the standard ...

Hines Ward Reviews

  • Hines was great! He put in the prep time and delivered on key messaging. We garnered lots of media placements. Big win for the brand! I was honored to work with him! As for the AAE team, they were awesome! They were very helpful, informative and available anytime I had questions.
    Allison + Partners - Oct 17 2018

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