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Ward wonders if Bolt could be receiver

Updated: August 17, 2009, 6:54 PM ET
Associated Press

LATROBE, Pa. -- Pittsburgh Steelers wide receiver Hines Ward would love to see if Usain Bolt could make it as an NFL wide receiver.

After Bolt ran a world record-setting 9.58 seconds in the 100-meter dash on Sunday, Ward began wondering what kind of downfield threat he would be.

"In this game, you have to have great hips and great footwork to get in and out of routes. You can take a fast guy like a Bolt, he might be able to run only one way," Ward said Monday. "He has to stop and turn. ...

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