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Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward claimed the hideous Mirror Ball Trophy as winner of the 12th season on ABC’s “Dancing With the Stars” Tuesday night.

Hines may have lost the Super Bowl to the Green Bay Packers back in February, but he did defeat actress/professional dieter Kirstie Alley on the penultimate night of the May 2011 TV sweep.

Kirstie had gone into tonight’s results show five points behind Hines and Disney princess Chelsea Kane.

Chelsea wound up finishing third because, while she was the season’s best and most consistent dancer – the other two competitors were Kirstie Alley and Hines Ward! And that’s how it rolls when you let viewers/fans do 50 percent of the deciding.

All three finalists earned perfect scores from the show’s three judges Tuesday when they re-performed their fave dance from the season

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article courtesy of TheWashingtonPost.com

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