Football star Hines Ward is new 'Dancing with the Stars' champ

FILE - This May 2, 2011 file photo provided by ABC shows Hines Ward, right, and his partner Kym Johnson performing on the celebrity dance competition series 'Dancing with the Stars' in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police say that Ward was briefly detained at gunpoint in a mix-up over a reported stolen car early Thursday May, 5, 2011. Hines was later released. (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Taylor, File)

FILE - This May 2, 2011 file photo provided by ABC shows Hines Ward, right, and his partner Kym Johnson performing on the celebrity dance competition series "Dancing with the Stars" in Los Angeles. Los Angeles police say that Ward was briefly detained at gunpoint in a mix-up over a reported stolen car early Thursday May, 5, 2011. Hines was later released. (AP Photo/ABC, Adam Taylor, File)

LOS ANGELES — Hines Ward can add a disco-ball trophy to his Super Bowl shelf.

The Steelers wide receiver and former Super Bowl MVP won the "Dancing With the Stars" title Tuesday, besting actresses Kirstie Alley and Chelsea Kane to become the season 12 champ.

The champion was chosen by viewer votes combined with judges' scores.

Ward and professional partner Kym Johnson came into the season finale tied for first place with Kane. The couple added another 30 points to their total Tuesday.

The 35-year-old Ward is the second professional football player to win the "Dancing" crown. Emmitt Smith won in 2006.

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