By: Clayton News Daily Staff & CCPS
Clayton County Public Schools held a dedication and ribbon-cutting ceremony Thursday to celebrate one of its all-time athletic greats, Hines Ward.
The event formally unveiled Hines Ward Field at Tara Stadium, putting Ward’s name on the field where he played his high school football for Forest Park.
After starring at College Park and for the in-state Georgia Bulldogs, Ward was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft. He is a two-time Super Bowl champion and was the MVP of Super Bowl XL during his successful NFL career.