Randel El to Hines Ward in Super Bowl XL
Randel El to Hines Ward in Super Bowl XL
February 5, 2006

Randel El to Hines Ward in Super Bowl XL

"A spot on throw by Antwaan." - Bill Cowher
Bill Cowher
by Bill Cowher

A trick play and long pass from one wide receiver to another helped seal a Super Bowl victory for the Pittsburgh Steelers at Ford Field in Detroit. On February 5, 2006, midway through the fourth quarter of Super Bowl XL, the Steelers led the Seahawks 14-10 and had the ball near midfield. Steelers QB Ben Roethlesberger pitched the ball left to running back Willie Parker. He immediately handed the ball off on a reverse to Antwaan Randle El, the Steelers wide receiver and former college quarterback, who ran horizontally with it behind the line of scrimmage for a few moments before launching a pass off one foot, from the 50 yard-line, way down the field to Pittsburgh’s Hines Ward, who beat his man for a 43-yard touchdown catch. The razzle-dazzle play was the last score of the game and sealed the Steelers’ first Super Bowl title in more than a quarter of a century.

Bill Cowher
Bill Cowher was an NFL linebacker in the early 1980s, but he is best known as the longtime former coach of the Pittsburgh Steelers. In 15 seasons with the team, he won 240 games and led the Steelers to a Super Bowl title in 2005. Since 2007, he has worked as an NFL analyst for CBS.
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