PITTSBURGH (SportsRadio 93-7 The FAN) — Hines Ward joined Seibel, Starkey and Miller on SportsRadio 93-7 The FAN to talk about his first episode of Dancing with the Stars and how nervous he was.  Hines admitted that when it was time for his first dance, he got a hot flash and thought he was going to pass out.

Even though the next football season is in jeopardy right now, Hines says Dancing with the Stars is a great workout because he’s working five hours a day, six days a week and all the moving around is great rehabilitation for his knee.

Hines has always been known for using the chip on his shoulder to motivate him throughout his football career, and admits that he has found a way to translate that to Dancing with the Stars.

After the first episode of the show, Hines said he had tons of messages from friends including James Harrison who warned him that if he doesn’t come back the winner, he better not talk to him again.