Greatest WR Tournament – Round 2 – Ward vs. Johnson

Why these two wide receivers were selected for the tournament:

#1 Hines Ward

  • 4× Pro Bowl (2001, 2002, 2003, 2004)
  • 3× Second-Team All-Pro (2002, 2003, 2004)
  • 2× Super Bowl Champion (XL, XLIII)
  • Super Bowl MVP (XL)
  • 3× Pittsburgh Steelers Team MVP (2002, 2004, 2005)
  • 3× AFC Champion (2005, 2008, 2010)
  • 10,000 Receiving Yards Club
  • 2012 Pittsburgh Pro Football Hall of Fame
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Leader (Receiving Touchdowns, Receptions, and Receiving Yards)
  • Pittsburgh Steelers All-Time Team
  • Pittsburgh Steelers #86 no longer issued
  • Ranked 10th all-time in receptions (1,000)

The Pittsburgh Steelers selected Ward in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft, and he became the team’s all-time leader in receptions, receiving yardage and touchdown receptions. Ward 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.

#9 Charles Johnson

  • 1st round draft selection (1994)
  • Lead team in receiving 2 seasons (1996, 1998)
  • Super Bowl XXX participant

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