Hines Ward to cameo as zombie in The Walking Dead

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What does retired NFL baller Hines Ward do now that he has all kinds of free time on his hands? He puts on his best zombie act and cameos in the hit series The Walking Dead, of course.

The post-gazette.com caught up with the former Steeler, who had this to say about the experience:

“It was an amazing experience.”

“Just being in makeup preparing me for my role was cool. I actually scared myself when I looked in the mirror for the first time after.”

“A former Georgia teammate of mine is one of the stars of the show, and my agent thought it would be something fun and different for me to do,” Mr. Ward said.

“The show is so popular, and I thought it would be cool, so I agreed,” Mr. Ward said. “And I had a blast doing it.”

From cooking up a storm on the Food Network, to rolling around like a dead person on one of America’s most popular TV series, Ward is definitely enjoying life after football.

It sounds like he will appear in the first episode of The Walking Dead’s return to AMC on Sunday, Feb. 10.

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