We always knew Hines was a lil light-footed…
He may have come just short of the Super Bowl championship earlier this year, but Hines Ward didn’t leave the dance floor empty-handed Tuesday night.
The Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver had fans cheering and black-and-gold towels waving as he samba-ed his way to a victory as the season 12 winner of “Dancing with the Stars” ahead of fellow finalists Kirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane.
“Starting this competition, I never thought I’d make it to the finals,” the always-humble NFL player said upon being named winner. “I owe it all to Kym, who’s the most amazing teacher.”
Ward, who originally performed the high-energy samba during “personal story” week, dedicated his dance to his mother, who sat front-row in the audience during the finale dances.
“Mr. Irresistible” ran up to give his proud mom a peck on the cheek, which she brushed away, to the glee of the football star and the crowd.
“Hines, in all honestly, you’re the MVP of ‘Dancing with the Stars,'” judge Carrie Ann gushed. “You’re nothing but consistency and focus … you really dance with heart.”
Outspoken Bruno appeared equally smitten by Ward’s charms on the dance floor.
“You’re a killer when you play your sport, and a charming dazzler on the dance floor,” he said earnestly. “We all fall in love.”
Congratulations sir, now go get a Lombardi Trophy this season. Oh wait, we forgot, there probably won’t BE a season…
Were you rooting for Hines to win or would you have rather seen another couple take the trophy home?