Hines Edward Ward Jr. is an American-South Korean football coach and former wide receiver, an offensive assistant for the New York Jets of the National Football League. He played college football at the University of Georgia and was drafted by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft. Ward played his entire professional career for the Steelers and he became the team's all-time leader in receptions, receiving yardage and touchdown receptions. Ward was voted MVP of Super Bowl XL and upon retirement was one of eleven NFL players to have at least 1,000 career receptions. Born in Seoul, South Korea, to a Korean mother and African-American father, Ward grew up in the Atlanta area, he has become an advocate for the social acceptance of foreigners in Korea blended or mixed race youth. Aside from his career in the NFL, Ward has appeared in various forms of film and television media, including the reality TV series Dancing With The Stars and brief cameos in the 2012 film The Dark Knight Rises and in the television series The Walking Dead.
He was a studio analyst for NBC's Football Night in America from 2012 to 2015. Ward joined CNN and HLN in May 2016, he was the player relations executive of the Alliance of American Football. In 2019, Ward began his coaching career as an offensive assistant with the New York Jets. Ward was born in Seoul, South Korea, to a Korean mother, Kim Younghee and African-American father, Hines Ward Sr, his family moved to Atlanta and East Point, when Hines Jr. was one year old and Hines Sr. went to Germany to serve a tour of duty. The next year, Ward's parents divorced, with Ward living with his mother and with his paternal grandmother after Hines Sr. pleaded in family court that Kim could not raise Hines Jr. independently as she did not speak English sufficiently. At the age of 7, Ward was reunited with his mother. For reasons not disclosed to the public, during this time, Hines Ward Sr. did not support Ward with child support or visit him regularly. Ward has stated. Ward has stated that he has yet to reconcile with his father who left Hines Jr. when he was two years old.
Under the guidance of coach Mike Parris at Forest Park High School in Forest Park, Ward showcased his athletic skills as a quarterback and was two-time Clayton County Offensive Player of the Year. He excelled in baseball and was selected by the Florida Marlins in the 73rd round of the 1994 MLB Draft; as a wide receiver for the University of Georgia Bulldogs, Ward's 149 career receptions for 1,965 yards placed him second in team history. He played tailback and totaled 3,870 all-purpose yards, second only to Herschel Walker in Bulldogs history. In 1996, Ward had 52 receptions for 900 yards, ran 26 times for 170 yards. In 1997, he hauled in 55 passes for 715 yards and scored six touchdowns while, ran 30 times for 223 yards, getting All-SEC honors in the process. Ward played some quarterback his sophomore year, holds Georgia bowl game records for pass attempts, pass completions, passing yards in the 1995 Peach Bowl in which he completed 31 of 59 passes for 413 yards, he been training; when he came out of college, it was discovered that Ward was missing an anterior cruciate ligament in his left knee, which he lost during a bicycle accident during childhood.
According to a Yahoo! Sports article, Ward broke his kneecap in the fourth grade and the doctors never accounted for the ligament. Coming out of the University of Georgia, Ward was regarded as one of the top five receivers in the 1998 NFL Draft, along with Kevin Dyson and Randy Moss, he was projected to be selected at the end of the first beginning of the second. The Tampa Bay Buccaneers and Indianapolis Colts expressed major interest in him, visiting him multiple times to meet with him. After it was discovered Ward did not have an ACL in one of his legs, his value dropped; the Buccaneers chose to draft Jacquez Green and the Colts Jerome Pathon instead, both wide receivers. Ward was selected by the Pittsburgh Steelers in the third round of the 1998 NFL Draft. On July 20, 1998, the Steelers signed him to a three-year, $885,000 contract. Ward began his rookie season as the fourth receiver on the Steelers' depth chart, he played in his first career game on September 6, 1998, against the Baltimore Ravens, catching a 12-yard pass from Kordell Stewart.
During a Week 10 contest against the Green Bay Packers, he caught a season-high 2 passes for 56-yards. Although he appeared in every game during his first season, he finished with only 15 receptions for 246 receiving yards. In 1999, he saw more action after former starting wide receiver Charles Johnson departed for Philadelphia during the off-season, he began the season as the starting wide receiver in the season opener against the Cleveland Browns. Ward caught his first career touchdown from Mike Tomczak and finished the game with a total of 3 catches for 51-yards. On October 10, 1999, he had 6 receptions for 67 receiving yards, caught a touchdown from Kordell Stewart. In Week 12, he accounted for a season-high 7 receptions and 89 receiving yards, caught a 34-yard touchdown in a 20–27 loss to the Cincinnati Bengals. During the first quarter of a Week 14 matchup against the Ravens, Ward caught a 21-yard touchdown pass from Jerome Bettis. Ward finished his second season with 61 catches, 638 receiving yards, 7 touchdowns in 16 games and 14 starts.
He began his third season with Pittsburgh, making 2 receptions for 20 yards in the Steelers' home opener against the Baltimore Ravens. On September 17, 2000, he received his first start of the season at the Browns and had 5 receptions for 75 receiving yards. In
Marco Di Loreto is an Italian former footballer turned manager. He has played over 200 matches at Italian Serie A since his debut at age 26, he has been the former head coach of Lega Pro Seconda Divisione club Castel Rigone. In March 2011 he was appointed as the coach of Berretti youth team of Foligno Calcio. In July 2011, he obtained a UEFA A License, he served as youth coach at Perugia for the 2012-13 season. He has been the head coach of Castel Rigone in the Lega Pro Seconda Divisione league in the 2013-14 season until the end of October 2013. Serie D: 1996 "Profile at Soccernet". Archived from the original on 2013-01-03. Retrieved 2010-06-26. CS1 maint: BOT: original-url status unknown Profile at La Gazzetta dello Sport Profile at La Gazzetta dello Sport Profile at Lega-Calcio.it Marco Di Loreto at TuttoCalciatori.net
Louis "Two Gun" Alterie, born Leland A. Varain, aka "Diamond Jack Alterie", was a Californian who became a notorious hitman for the Chicago North Side Gang during the early years of Prohibition. Alterie was born Leland A. Varain in Northern California, he moved to Chicago as a young man, joined the predominantly Irish North Side Gang, headed by Dean O'Banion. Other prominent North Siders included Earl "Hymie" Weiss, Vincent "The Schemer" Drucci, George "Bugs" Moran. Befitting his California background, Alterie was a Western enthusiast who wore a ten-gallon hat and two holstered Colt.45 revolvers and owned a ranch near Sedalia, Colorado. As well as being a top gunman for the North Side Gang, he formed the Theatrical Janitors' Union and used his position as union president to extort money from theater owners. In the early 1920s, the North Side Gang's greatest rival was the Chicago Outfit, run first by John "The Fox" Torrio and Al Capone. During this period a series of disputes over bootlegging territories and other matters led the North Siders into conflict with the Outfit and its allies, the Genna brothers of Little Italy.
Alterie by some reports killed more than 20 Outfit and Genna gang members during this conflict which had erupted into a full-scale gang war in 1924 when O'Banion was murdered by Outfit gunmen in his floral shop on State Street in Chicago. Alterie was considered the "flake" of the O'Banion gang, he once feigned insanity prior to a murder trial to give his criminal associates time to kill or intimidate witnesses. His act was so convincing that many considered him insane. Incensed by O'Banion's murder, Alterie publicly challenged his killers to a shootout on State Street. However, cooler heads within the North Side Gang were upset by Alterie's bravado. Moran convinced Alterie to leave Chicago. Alterie chose to go to his Moonridge ranch in Colorado. However, he soon attracted unwanted attention from the Colorado authorities. In November 1932, Alterie was involved in a gangland shooting in Colorado. In February 1933, as part of a sentencing agreement, Alterie agreed to leave Colorado and not come back for a period of five years.
At this point, Alterie returned to Chicago. Over the next few years, he returned to Colorado several times, but kept his residence in Chicago. During Alterie's absence from Chicago, the gang war between the North Side Gang and the Chicago Outfit continued. In 1929, the Outfit had killed seven North Side gang members in the infamous St. Valentine's Day Massacre; the Chicago Outfit was now in charge. Other than a vagrancy arrest in Chicago in 1933, Alterie kept a low profile. However, that changed in June 1935 when he was forced to testify against Ralph "Bottles" Capone, Al Capone's brother, on a tax evasion charge. Louis Alterie was killed on July 1935, while leaving his North Side Chicago apartment. Alterie was shot by snipers lying in wait for him across from his apartment, using a technique Alterie had pioneered during Prohibition; the lead story in that afternoon's Chicago Daily News, written by Robert J. Casey, began: "'Two-Gun Louie'" Alterie came out of the shadows of the alky racket long enough to die.
He was shot down—in the technique he himself had done so much to perfect." A sidebar by Clem Lane, a legendary city editor, began: "This is the story of'Two-Gun Louie' Alterie, one-time pugilist, one-time policeman, one-time robber, one-time lieutenant of Johnny Torrio and Dion O'Banion, erstwhile rancher and union business agent, today the subject of a coroner's inquest as to who shot him and why not sooner." He was buried in an unmarked grave in Forest Lawn Memorial Park Cemetery in California. Louis Alterie at Find a Grave