Pittsburgh Steelers wide reciever Hines Ward was named the winner of the 12th season of "Dancing With the Stars" on Tuesday night — quite a feat for a guy who claims not to have attended his high-school prom out of fear that he might get ridiculed for his lack of prowess on the dance floor.
He and his dance partner Kym Johnson squared off in the finals against a surprisingly limber Kirstie Alley and Disney Channel star Chelsea Kane and their respective partners Maksim Chmerkovskiy and Mark Ballas. Alley was named runner-up.
Appearing on "Good Morning America" Wednesday along with Alley and Kane, Ward said he'd never danced his whole life. "I was so scared," he admitted. "I didn't even go to my prom. I had a big fear of dancing."
Ward also said he'll show off his new dance moves in the NFL the next time he scores a touchdown.