With infectious charisma to match his talent, Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward was named the winner of Dancing With the Stars last night.
How does that compare to being the MVP of Super Bowl XLI? What was his favorite part of the experience? What was the most difficult part?
Ward offered thoughts on that and much more to the L.A. Times:
On his faith in Kym Johnson, despite her injured neck: "I knew Kym was gonna try to do all that she could to win for us, for me. I felt good. I don't have any problems with my hands and I knew I could hold her up with lifts and not let her fall."
"I mean, I use my hands for a living. If you remember, when Kym got injured she was not in the air. She was already on the ground. So I felt OK with lifting her, 'cause I had no plans to ever let her fall. And I felt good doing them with her."
On where he'll put the Mirror Ball: "I have a place in my trophy case with my Super Bowl MVP trophy, between my two Lombardis. It's gonna look nice."