From working as a football analyst for NBC to playing an actual player in his brief cameo on Dark Knight RisesHines Ward hasn't ventured too far off the football field since retiring from the NFL. However, on February 10, Ward will finally step outside his comfort zone and play a zombie extra in an episode of The Walking Dead. "It was an amazing experience," Ward said. "Just being in makeup preparing me for my role was cool. I actually scared myself when I looked in the mirror for the first time after."

It is believed that former cast member, IronE Singleton, who played T-Dog, attended the University of Georgia on academic and football scholarships and he was the person responsible for leading Ward in the show's direction. "A former Georgia teammate of mine is one of the stars of the show, and my agent thought it would be something fun and different for me to do," Ward stated.

Hit the thumb to see the finished product of Hines' zombie look.  

[via Pittsburgh Post-Gazette]