The Jets are enlisting the help of a few big name former players to help out at Jets camp this summer. Ex Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward will be with the team as a Bill Walsh coaching intern.
Longtime Steelers WR Hines Ward will serve as a Bill Walsh coaching intern with the Jets during training camp. Good example for the young wideouts on the roster.
— Field Yates (@FieldYates) July 24, 2019
Two former Jets (D’Brickashaw Ferguson and Calvin Pace) will serve as the team’s two Nunn-Wooten Scouting Fellowship participants. Olivia Landis has the full story on NYJets.com.
Ferguson, the team’s No. 4 overall pick from Virginia in the 2006 NFL Draft, was a three-time Pro Bowler. The left tackle never missed a game or start and his 167 consecutive starts are second in franchise annals. Pace, who played in Arizona his first five professional campaigns, joined the club in 2008 and appeared in 120 regular-season contests over eight seasons. Always considered one of the best edge-setters in football, Pace’s 46 sacks and 16 forced fumbles rank fifth and third, respectively, in team history.
The scouting fellowship, named in honor of Bill Nunn, longtime personnel director for the Pittsburgh Steelers, and John Wooten, a former NFL player and front-office executive, is part of the NFL’s Football Development program.
A third-round pick out of Georgia, Ward went on to play 15 seasons for the Steelers while capturing a pair of Super Bowl titles. Ward is Pittsburgh’s all-time leader in receptions (1,000), receiving yards (12,083) and touchdown catches (85). Former Jet wideout David Clowney IV, Stephen Bravo-Brown and Damon Reginald Wilson will also take part in the Walsh minority coaching fellowship.