Former Super Bowl MVP wide receiver Hines Ward is now giving back to the organization that hoisted him up.
Ward is joining the Pittsburgh Steelers as a coaching intern, specifically working with receivers like Juju Smith-Schuster.
Per Steelers.com, Ward is expected to serve as a coaching intern for the remainder of camp. It's unclear whether he'll stay on as a full-time coach. Really, that will be up to Mike Tomlin.
“I was asking about what he did to get to his level, how he was to be one of the greatest guys to come through this organization,” Smith-Schuster said. “He told me do extra stuff after practice, conditioning, stuff like that.
“It’s super valuable. You take a guy like that and you just keep picking at his brain. What should I do? He tells us great information. It’s more motivation for me to be out there. It’s my first day back, but when you have him out here and we are doing blocking, which he is known for, you put it all on the line.”
Ward's NFL resume cannot be denied. One could argue it's even a little "ridiculous" or "undeniable". He's a two-timechampion ( , ), a ( ), a five-time owler ( – , ), three-time Second-team ( – ) and a part of the .