Meet Hines Ward — Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off

Contestant Hines Ward, as seen on Food Network’s Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off, Season 2.

Photo by: Justin Lubin ©2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

Justin Lubin, 2012, Television Food Network, G.P. All Rights Reserved

FN Dish is counting down to the season 2 premiere of Rachael vs. Guy: Celebrity Cook-Off by introducing a new celebrity contestant every day. The competition tests the celebrities to see who has the culinary chops to win the title of champion and guarantees a $50,000 donation to the winner's charity of choice. Watch the premiere on Sunday, January 6, at 9pm/8c and keep coming back to FN Dish for exclusive interviews and behind-the-scenes previews.

Former NFL player Hines Ward is a two-time Super Bowl champion, MVP of Super Bowl XL and four-time Pro Bowler. But this athlete isn't embarrassed to get in the kitchen; in fact at 6 years old, he was a fan of the Easy-Bake Oven. Get to know Hines better from his Q&A with FN Dish.

The two words that best describe your cooking style are...

Hines Ward: Spontaneous and fun
What's your earliest food memory?

HW: At 6 years old I remember that little toy cooking set, the Easy-Bake Oven.

What's the best meal you ever ate?
HW: My mom's Korean barbecue ribs

Going into Rachael vs. Guy, who did you think was going to be your biggest competition?

HW: Dean McDermott — he went to culinary school
Favorite pizza topping?
HW: Pepperoni

Who is your favorite food TV personality, past or present?

HW: Paula Deen
What food will we never catch you eating?
HW: Liver
What's your signature party dish?
HW: My Asian persuasion wings
Sweet tooth, salt tooth or both?
HW: Both
What kitchen tool can't you live without?
HW: Tongs

What's the most surprising thing we'd find in your fridge?

HW: Chocolate milk

What music do you like to listen to in the kitchen?

HW: R&B
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